Hyatt plans Finland debut

When it opens in 2022, the 224-room Grand Hansa Hotel will be the first Unbound Collection by Hyatt property in the Nordic region. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Just days after the company announced its debut in Iceland, an affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corp. has entered into a franchise agreement with Finnish hospitality owner, developer and operator Primehotels Oy for the first Hyatt property in Finland. 

When it opens in 2022, the 224-room Grand Hansa Hotel will be the first Unbound Collection by Hyatt property in the Nordic region.

Prior to its opening, the hotel will undergo a renovation of its 224 guestrooms and a newly built entrance. The large ground floor space is expected to have "significant food and beverage offerings" as well as extensive conference and meeting facilities.

“We are thrilled to see the development of Grand Hansa Hotel in the Nordics as Finland is an important market for us,” said Guido Fredrich, Hyatt's regional VP of development for Europe. “We are excited by the growth we have seen in Helsinki’s tourism sector in recent years. The region’s rich history and distinct culture make The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand a natural fit for Grand Hansa Hotel, as we grow our brand presence in the European luxury market.”

The hotel is located opposite the Central Railway Station and a 30-minute train or taxi ride from Helsinki Airport. The property is within walking distance of government buildings, the University of Helsinki’s central campus, the Helsinki Market Square and the Finnish National Theater.

Grand Hansa Hotel will become the eighth addition to the expanding The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio in Europe, joining the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest, Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, Nish Palas in Istanbul, Sofia Barcelona in Spain, Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz and the recently opened Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London.