ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL PRESIDENTTI Opened in 1980, Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti is an iconic event venue, located next to the Kamppi Shopping Center and the Finnish Parliament House. The hotel has 494 rooms, a restaurant and a night club, as well as a wide range of meeting and event rooms with auditoriums.
The hotel will be gradually renewed during 2016-2018. The new concept is a story-driven hotel presenting an array of Finnish phenomena. The design and art direction are the work of Paola Suhonen and Ivana Helsinki, with Design Agency KOK03 oy responsible for the operational interior design.
The vision for the new Presidentti is an imaginative interpretation of a modern Finland with contrasts; a country sporting luminous summer nights as well as frost and ice.
Suhonen's interior design concept plays with Nordic moods; Scandinavian and arctic dimensions blend boldly with Finnish ones.
"A story-driven and ambience-filled hotel where the truly Finnish is combined with the exotic, is yet to be found. The world has its fair share of design and boutique hotels. Finnish Design is reflected in many hotels as part of the interior design. We have wanted to create an entity in which the Finnish moods and tales dominate," Paola Suhonen says.