Scandic Grand Central Helsinki: Vilhonkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
By now you might have gathered that I have the fantasy of turning some place unconventional into my home or maybe into a holiday rental… the latter coming from the Creative Entrepreneur in me! I always love staying in quirky places when I go on me jollies as it gets me creative juices flowing. Today, I’ve just found another creative stay for me when-the-Rona-chuffs-off bucketlist. Well, I’m still not double jabbed, so not risking it!
The Scandic Grand Central Helsinki is a Design Hotel that used to be the Helsinki Central Railway Station. Created by Architect Eliel Saarinen in 1919, people call it a Finnish masterpiece. So, unlike my local Council’s mindset, they don’t want to bulldoze it down.
Staying true to its Art Nouveau roots, the hotel’s design respects the building’s history whilst giving it a creative twist.
The hotel is located in the station’s old administrative buildings, and has 500 rooms. They’ll be raking it in once the world reopens. A friend once told me that a slice of pizza cost him over a tenner in Finland, so can you imagine how much a design hotel would make?!
Now, if I ever set up an Only Fans to make enough for a Finnish getaway and book a stay here, I’ll be asking for the room with a telescope (above) because am a right nosey chuffer!
I love places with creative interior design. Just check out those peacocks in its bar. I can see myself in a peacock sandwich, chowing down on a Finnish sharing board. Their grub looks delish. Am not sure what a few things are in that pic (below), so there’s a lesson to be learnt in Finnish food trends for me too. Ideas for me Eurovision party spreads!
And no Finnish stay is complete without a trip to a sauna. Just look at theirs below. That interior design looks like it’s fallen straight off of Pinterest. Love it!
Have you done a Finnish getaway? Share your creative finds in me comments for a feature, love.