Scandic Göteborg Central will open during the second quarter of 2022, just a couple hundred meters from Gothenburg’s central station in the middle of the rapidly-growing Älvstaden area.
With its 451 rooms, the hotel will play the largest role in one of Gothenburg’s most spectacular real estate projects.
Guests will initially be welcomed by large arrangements of sofas, coworking tables and vibrant bar and restaurant areas that will offer culinary experiences from different continents. Just as on the exterior of the building, the container-inspired design will continue on the inside and, on the ceiling, plants will grow along the large, hollow, black aluminum boxes that resemble shipping containers.
With its strategic location in Älvstaden, Scandic Göteborg Central will be the new venue for large events and meetings. The interior of the hotel has been carefully considered and designed with smart solutions to adapt to different needs.
The centre of the hotel features event space, 'The Grand Container', with a six-meter ceiling. Here, up to 1,000 guests will be able to attend events and participate in meetings that are certain to be memorable. Thanks to their flexible design, the walls will be easily moveable to allow for different types of events. For smaller gatherings, there will also be 16 multifunctional rooms for effective hybrid meetings or eventful workshops on the next floor.
A particular highlight will be a unique rooftop terrace on the 14th floor, complete with panoramic views from the Älvsborg Bridge to Gamlestaden. Large trees, transported by helicopter, have been carefully nurtured over the years on the west coast plains. Together with the other lush plants, they will be enjoyed by hotel, bar and restaurant guests who will be able to take in the spectacular view and delight in the lively atmosphere year-round since parts of the terrace will be weather protected.
"We’re in an interesting position as the hospitality industry is undergoing a significant restart," comments Kristian Andreasson, District Director for Western & Southern Sweden at Scandic Hotels. "Scandic Göteborg Central is an extremely important way for Scandic to be involved in developing Gothenburg into the Sweden’s foremost city for meetings, events and sustainable tourism.
"The hotel’s strategic location, just a couple hundred meters from Gothenburg Central Station, and the easy access by road create the right conditions for attracting both domestic and international meeting and event guests going forward."
The property will be environmentally certified according to the international LEED system and aims to attain the highest rating, Platinum. This is an important element for Scandic to be able to further reduce its environmental and climate impact.
The hotel rooms will be inspired by circular design and parts of the interiors will include recycled materials. The beds and TVs will be certified according to the Nordic Ecolabel and the textiles will be environmentally certified. The décor will have a lifespan of up to 15 years and when it is time to refurbish, the interior can be disassembled, reused and recycled to a certain degree, which is in line with Scandic’s vision of a circular hotel room.