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Helsinki New Era Hybrid Library

Helsinki New Era Hybrid Library

Since the opening on the 5th December, 2018 Helsinki has a new addition to its architectural landscape - grand design library of waves of glass and spruce. 

”Designed by ALA Architects, this library of a new era is an ode to Finnish culture, equality and freedom of expression. Oodi offers everyone an open, public urban space at Kansalaistori Square, right opposite Parliament House.

10.04.2019
CITIZENM ARRIVED IN COPENHAGEN: A NEW CONCEPT HOTEL CHAIN FOR STYLE & SMART COMFORT FANS

CITIZENM ARRIVED IN COPENHAGEN: A NEW CONCEPT HOTEL CHAIN FOR STYLE & SMART COMFORT FANS

Copenhagen has just opened doors to a transformational 4-star design hotel chain in its city centre, Rådhuspladsen - CitizenM. The hotel’s concept is affordable luxury with a twist for the art & culture conscious travellers who appreciate smart technology, comfort, and style. 

As citizenM says: there’s no such thing as a boring business trip.

07.02.2019
CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY YEAR

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY YEAR

While Lithuania has celebrated centennial anniversary on the 16th of February and Estonia on the 24th of February, we are looking forward to the celebrations of centennial anniversary of Latvia on 18th of November. All three Baltic countries celebrate the regained freedom and independence with various events taking place throughout the year.

02.03.2018
OPENING OF HOTEL ST. GEORGE IN HELSINKI

OPENING OF HOTEL ST. GEORGE IN HELSINKI

The Kämp Collection Hotels will get an addition in April 2018 when Hotel St. George will open in the heart of Helsinki. The building of the new hotel dates back to the 1840s and throughout the years it has hosted the Finnish Literature Society, the printing house for the first Finnish newspaper Suometar and the Helsinki Finnish Club, among others.

02.03.2018
WINTER DESTINATION COPENHAGEN

WINTER DESTINATION COPENHAGEN

The number of visitors in Copenhagen in the winter season has almost doubled over the last decade. The Danish capital - in the winter both cool and romantic- is gaining a strong reputation as a winter destination for both leisure and corporate travellers.

14.02.2018
NEW HOTELS IN VILNIUS

NEW HOTELS IN VILNIUS

The hotel scene in Vilnius is continuously changing and there are several openings expected already this year. The new four-star Hotel Courtyard Vilnius with 199 guest rooms is planning to open in spring. Another opening in spring is scheduled for the new five-star Design Hotel Pacai.

14.02.2018
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN THE NEW BRAVE WORLD

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN THE NEW BRAVE WORLD

As Via Hansa & Borealis are merging, and besides streamlining operational and financial procedures, coordinating purchasing, sales and marketing, investing together in a new technological platform and bringing two large teams together, the graphic identity of the companies is also being renewed.

29.01.2018
MAARJAMÄE PALACE REOPENS AFTER RENOVATION

MAARJAMÄE PALACE REOPENS AFTER RENOVATION

In 2018, the Republic of Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday, and one of the highlights will definitely be visiting the new museum and history discovery centre at Maarjamäe Palace, which will be reopened after extensive renovation on February 1.

29.01.2018
NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL OPENS IN RIGA

NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL OPENS IN RIGA

On January 12, the five-star design-focussed Grand Poet Hotel opened its doors to guests. The new property was established by Semarah Hotels, a Latvian hotel chain that also owns the Hotel Metropole in Riga and the Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala.

29.01.2018
VIA HANSA AT ILTM IN CANNES

VIA HANSA AT ILTM IN CANNES

Via Hansa will be exhibiting at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes from 4th to the 7th of December. We will be in our own stand no. C235. The Via Hansa product line includes luxury travel and MICE products in Scandinavia, Finland, Baltic countries, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Poland.

01.12.2017
HOTEL KONVENTA SETA OPEN AGAIN

HOTEL KONVENTA SETA OPEN AGAIN

Beginning of November, the 3-star Hotel Konventa Seta has been added to the brand Rixwell Hotels and opened to the guests again. The hotel is situated in the Old Town of Riga in one of the most ancient quarters of the city. Rixwell Hotel Konventa Seta will gradually renovate the guest rooms and public spaces, and before the end of 2018 it is planned to convert it into a 4-star establishment.

01.12.2017
CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF CENTENNIAL HOTEL TALLINN

CELEBRATING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF CENTENNIAL HOTEL TALLINN

The brand new four-star Centennial Hotel Tallinn has celebrated the official opening on the 23rd of November. Many guests from state institutions, corporate sector, media and tourism companies have honoured this event.

01.12.2017
LONELY PLANET NAMES TALLINN #1 BEST VALUE DESTINATION 2018!

LONELY PLANET NAMES TALLINN #1 BEST VALUE DESTINATION 2018!

Every year Lonely Planet’s writers and staff are requested to nominate destinations and consult their travel community, asking them to specify why each place would be worth visiting in next year based on current travel trends, upcoming events, attractions and more.

22.11.2017
VIA HANSA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

VIA HANSA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Krista Altok Tassa, Sales Representative in the US market and Hans-Henrik Kjoelby, CEO, will represent Via Hansa & Borealis at the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace, taking place November 27th - December 1st at Hollywood Beach, Florida.

22.11.2017
ORANJE SNATCHES A BITTER-SWEET VICTORY IN MINSK!

ORANJE SNATCHES A BITTER-SWEET VICTORY IN MINSK!

As Belarus took on the Netherlands in a World Cup 2018 qualifier in Minsk, Via Hansa DMC was making arrangements for the Dutch National Team, a sponsor and media group and contingent of die-hard Dutch supporters.

18.10.2017