With the opening of the hotel in Kiruna, Scandic increased its room capacity by 60 rooms, thus becoming the largest hotel operator in the city.
The hotel is strategically located next to one of the city’s largest meeting venues, the Aurora Culture & Congress, which is connected to the hotel via the “Heavenly Corridor”.
The new city center is located three kilometers from the old town, and the area has been developing since 2004. In connection with the opening of Scandic Kiruna, Scandic Ferrum, which has been part of the company’s portfolio since 1995, has closed both the airport and attractions such as Jukkasjärvi.
Important for the new city center
– This is a historic day. Today we close the doors of our old hotel and open the doors to Scandic Kiruna in the new city centre. It gives us great pleasure to finally be able to welcome guests, visitors and Kiruna residents along with all our wonderful staff. Scandic Kiruna will play an important role in the start-up of the new city centre, and together with the local business community, we will work to increase the flow of domestic and international leisure and business travelers to Kiruna, says Kiruna Hotel Manager Peter Salomonson. Press release.
Scandic Kiruna will be a new landmark in the city, and already on the ground floor, a meeting place has been created for guests from all over the world.
The sky bar in the far north of Sweden
Here you are greeted with décor inspired by the surrounding nature seasons, and exciting details that reflect nature and outdoor life. On the top floor there is a sky bar in the far north of Sweden, with views of the mountains and the new city centre.
The popular Mommas Restaurant will join the new hotel. Here you can hear exciting stories about the day’s adventures from adjacent tables, while Chef Alexander Meyer stands in the open kitchen and prepares the evening’s dinner with flavors from Norland.
– Kebnekaise in winter clothes is the inspiration behind this building. One side is soft and smooth, much like it is smoothed by an ice cap and rises upward, at the same time the fibrous side is more complex. At the bottom there is a comfortable “base camp”, while at the other end of the building is a sky bar. Just as when you go on a summit trek, here you are also rewarded with a glass of champagne upon reaching the goal, says architect Thomas Sandell in Sandellsandberg.
It has 13 floors and it has a Sky Bar in the far north of Sweden on the top floor
Area: approx. 14000 square meters
Height: 45 meters
Family Room 101
Number of rooms: 23
Animal rooms: 16
Number of beds: 679
Seating in the bar and restaurant: 300
Co-working places: 10
Meeting rooms: 8
Architect: Thomas Sandell, Sandellsanberg
Farm Owner: LKAB Fastigheter
Establishment year: 2019-2022
Mining to 2046
With the opening of Scandic Kiruna, the number of guest rooms has increased by 60. It is an important contribution to the hospitality industry in a very attractive area for a number of industrial companies. The life of the Kiruna Mine was recently extended beyond 2046, in parallel with extensive urban development expected to continue until 2035. With seven meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 350 people, the course capacity and conferences in the city are also increasing.
Scandic has been part of Kiruna since 1995 and it is a pleasure to be able to open a new hotel, increase room capacity by 60 rooms and create new conditions for big events here in the city. Kiruna, with its stunning mountain scenery and important industries, offers an exciting mix of business and leisure travelers nationally and internationally, and our new hotel has been set up to host these two target groups, says Scandic Sweden CEO Peter Gangbrat.
Nordic Ecolabelled Hotel
Sustainability has been the focus from the drawing board to the hotel’s finish. Designed in line with the environmental certification LEED Silver, the property features very low water consumption, well insulated and a well-thought-out structure that optimizes and ensures low energy consumption.
It is ambitious that hotel operations have as little impact on the environment and surrounding mountains as possible, and after meeting the stringent requirements of the official Nordic eco-label, the hotel is now Nordic Ecolabelled.
In addition to the environmental certification of properties and operations, the construction of hotel rooms has been inspired by a circular way of thinking, in which parts of the interior are environmentally certified or made from recycled materials. The life of the decor is up to 15 years, and most of it can be reused or recycled during the renovation.
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