Scandic opens strategically located hotel in Örebro
Scandic has marked the opening of its third hotel in Örebro, Sweden, with this property benefitting from a strategic location by Örebro Central Station.
The new hotel is a part of the city’s vibrant new urban development project amid many of Örebro’s corporate and government offices.
A prime location
The 160-key Scandic Örebro Central is now open in the new Örebro Entré area, just 200m from Örebro Central Station.
The property is owned by Corem and the building is designed by Archus, with Wingårdhs then designing the entrance floor. The building holds Nordic Swan Ecolabel and Sweden Green Building Council, Silver Certification.
This hotel makes Scandic the first business to open in the Örebro Entré area and brings its total room-count in the city to 596 rooms – the most of any hotel company here.
“Today, together with my team and after months of anticipation, I feel especially proud to welcome the first guests to our splendid new hotel,” said Jimmy Myhrinder, general manager of Scandic Örebro Central. “Scandic Örebro Central is an important addition to the hotel landscape in Örebro – a hub for business and leisure travellers where the city and hotel flow seamlessly into an urban living room.”
“Our proximity to the city centre means that after a full day, guests can return to the hotel easily for a great night’s sleep. We’re really looking forward to running this hotel in such a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere.”
Peter Jangbratt, head of Sweden at Scandic Hotels, commented: “Örebro is a natural logistics centre in the middle of Sweden, and with a strong government presence and flourishing business community, the region is an important market for us. We see growth opportunities in both business and leisure travel.”
“This project with our partner Corem brings the number of Scandic hotels in Örebro up to three, which means that Scandic now operates 596 hotel rooms in the city. This gives us a favourable starting point as the hospitality industry recovers after two years of pandemic.”
A significant opening in Örebro
Designed to provide a hub for Örebro residents and visitors alike, the hotel has 160 rooms spanning family, accessible, animal-friendly and allergy rooms, along with a restaurant and bar, co-working space and a gym.
The hotel’s rooms have been designed with a circular mindset, making use of recycled materials and aiming to have a lifespan of up to 15 years.
Wingårdhs designed the open lobby area to appeal to locals and visiting families, as well as business travellers – the hotel is an important addition to the city’s hotel scene as it increases the accommodation offering in line with the growth of the business community.
“Being commissioned to create a new hotel for Scandic is always exciting,” said Lena Arthur, Architect MSA/SIR MFA at Wingårdhs. “We know that it’s important for Scandic to be an integral part of any city it operates in and that inclusion in all areas is critical.”
“For us, this means getting to know a place and its history and then reflecting it in the design. In our work at Scandic Örebro Central, we’ve focused on qualitative materials that both age beautifully and last – an important aspect for achieving sustainability goals.”
Scandic Örebro Central is integral to the owner Corem’s plans in developing a new portal. The hotel’s central location also means it provides guests with easy access to the downtown core home to an array of restaurants and cultural activities.
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