Helsinki is the capital of Finland, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was selected by International Council of Societies of International Design as the World Design Capital this year, an accomplishment awarded to just one city on the planet every two years.
Helsinki is a major center for trade, arts, design, culture, media and education in the Scandinavian peninsular. The Finnish capital is visited by over three million business and leisure travelers from around the globe. Here is my list of world class luxury hotels in Helsinki, Finland.
Luxury Hotels In Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa Hotel
The Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa hotel lies on the shores of the Gulf of Finland and is just ten minutes drive from city centre. For business travelers the hotel has 17 well-equipped meeting rooms with amenities like high speed wireless internet access. During summers guests at the hotel can relax at the hotel’s private beach.
The hotel also has an indoor pool, six tennis courts, sauna and a world class gym. The hotel has 200 luxury rooms with amenities like clock radio, high speed wireless internet, satellite TV, LCD TV, disabled access and cribs available on request. The hotel’s restaurant Meritorppa specializes in seafood and offers international as well as Finnish cuisine.
Vista Bar & Lounge is a great place to enjoy one of the 32 different varieties of whisky and serves amazing snacks to compliment its drink’s menu. Some of prominent city landmarks within a distance of five miles from the hotel are the City Center, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Temppeliaukio Church.
The Kamp Hotel has been the center stage for many important events over the past hundred years and was the first luxury hotel to be opened in the Finnish capital. The hotel has 179 luxury rooms furnished with modern furniture and offering amenities like clock radios, satellite channels, LCD TV’s, mini bar as well as telephones with voicemail.
The hotel offers facilities like meeting rooms for business travelers, banquet facilities to organize events and sauna for guests to relax. The hotel has a world class Yume restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine. Kamp club is one of the hottest places to get a taste of Helsinki’s vibrant nightlife. Travel & Leisure magazine named the hotel in the 2006 list of “Top 100 Hotels Worldwide”.
Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel
Guests get to enjoy the amazing sea breeze at the exquisite waterfront luxury Hilton Helsinki Strand. The hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from Helsinki’s shopping and business area.
The hotel offers amenities like swimming pool, rooftop sauna, well-equipped gym, business centre, banquet & meeting facilities. The hotel has 190 luxury rooms which offer amenities like climate control, telephone with voice mail, hairdryer, cable TV, high speed wireless internet and LCD flat screen TV.
Guests can enjoy stunning views of the bay while they feast on alcoholic beverages, coffee and delicious light meals at the Atrium Lounge and Bar. The Bridges Restaurant at the hotel offers an amazing wine collection and specializes in Finnish cuisine. I’d recommend the guest to try reindeer and salted salmon at this world class restaurant.
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