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THE OTHER RIGA

THE OTHER RIGA

While Riga is known for its medieval Old Town and impressive Art Nouveau district, a completely new Riga has emerged outside the city centre during the last 25 years. Via Hansa & Borealis showed this recently to a group of owners, directors and product mangers of large international companies on a special sightseeing tour.

04.04.2019
ON THE EGDE OF CHANGE

ON THE EGDE OF CHANGE

Via Hansa recently celebrated its 25th anniversary throwing a grand party in Riga. The invited guests enjoyed a festive reception and a special ballet performance, Juris Karlsson’s ANTONIJA#SILMACI, at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, after which the party continued at Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Stage 22 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

04.04.2019
NEW IBIS TALLINN CENTER HOTEL

NEW IBIS TALLINN CENTER HOTEL

By the beginning of June Tallinn hotel scene will welcome a new 3-star ibis Tallinn Center Hotel. The modern hotel will have 190 guest rooms including 95 standard double rooms, 65 standard twin rooms, 25 triple rooms and 5 premium rooms with double bed and sauna.  All rooms will be equipped with air-condition, smart TV, WIFI and private facilities with shower and hairdryer.

25.02.2019
MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

Latvia is experiencing a boom in hotel construction and a growing flow of investment in the development of hospitality and tourism projects. Despite the fears that the hotel market in Riga is close to saturation, several new hotels have been opened in the capital city last year.  Over the last ten years, the number of hotels has increased by 34.7%, while the number of tourists has risen by almost 50% and the total spending has more than doubled.

25.02.2019
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

Via Hansa & Borealis is looking back on a very positive and successful year. The merger of the two companies at the end of last year has energized the whole company and created a lot of synergies. The combined company has seen growth in sales of over 8% in 2018, growth that is coming both from the traditional core markets and from new emerging markets.

21.12.2018
IBIS TALLINN CENTRE HOTEL

IBIS TALLINN CENTRE HOTEL

The new 3-star Ibis Tallinn Centre Hotel is scheduled to open in July 2019. It will be a modern hotel in a new 6-storey building. The hotel will have 190 guest rooms and a restaurant with 120 seats. Located in the city centre in walking distance to the Old Town it is a very welcome addition to the Tallinn hotel scene.

21.12.2018
NEWS FROM VILNIUS

NEWS FROM VILNIUS

After the recently opened centrally located 4-star Hotel Courtyard Vilnius with 199 guest rooms and economy Hotel Ibis Vilnius Centre with 164 guest rooms, the city has welcomed another new property – the new 4-star Hotel Vilna was opened in October and offers 79 guest rooms. Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, just opposite the entrance to the Bernardine Garden and the Hill of Three Crosses with main tourist attractions within short walk distance.

21.12.2018
COPENHAGEN MOST WANTED IN 2019

COPENHAGEN MOST WANTED IN 2019

For the 14th year, Lonely Planet editors asked for nominations from its staffers and hundreds of contributors from around the world and picked 10 cities, regions, countries and value destinations to recommend for its top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list – it’s no surprise that Denmark’s capital has topped the list.

21.12.2018
NEW HOTEL IN KALININGRAD

NEW HOTEL IN KALININGRAD

This summer, AccorHotels opened a new four-star hotel in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad – the Mercure Kaliningrad. With a modern design, it is located on the bank of the Upper Lake just 10 minutes from Victory Square and Kaliningrad’s historical city centre. The famous Amber Museum is five minutes’ walk away, as are many other sightseeing highlights such as the Monument to Immanuel Kant and Königsberg Cathedral.

27.09.2018
NEW HOTEL IN WARSAW

NEW HOTEL IN WARSAW

The new four-star Arche Hotel Krakowska opened in the middle of September in the Polish capital’s business district just 4km from Warsaw’s Chopin Airport and with excellent connections to the city centre 7km away.

27.09.2018
SOKOS HOTELS CHAIN ON THE PATH OF RENEWAL

SOKOS HOTELS CHAIN ON THE PATH OF RENEWAL

Sokos Hotels’ network of properties is being renewed, and among the latest news is the completion of the renovation of the legendary Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti in Helsinki at the end of August. The centrally located hotel has undergone a considerable transformation during the two-and-a-half-year renovation period, from which the Presidentti has emerged as a storytelling experience-rich hotel.

27.09.2018
NEW SPA HOTEL IN TALLINN

NEW SPA HOTEL IN TALLINN

A new four-star business-class spa and conference hotel, the Metropol Spa Hotel, opened its doors on July 15. Located right next to the three-star Metropol in the Rotermann Quarter, it has 137 modern and spacious rooms with a Scandinavian design and features an a la carte restaurant with 130 seats, an urban vintage restaurant with 160 seats.

30.07.2018
NEW IBIS VILNIUS CENTRE OPENING SOON

NEW IBIS VILNIUS CENTRE OPENING SOON

The new economy Hotel Ibis Vilnius Centre is scheduled to open in September, with 164 guest rooms, a restaurant with 90 seats, a bar and two conference rooms. The hotel is located in the centre of the city, within five minutes’ walk of the historic Old Town and the most famous places of interest such as Gediminas Castle and Cathedral Square.

30.07.2018
SWEDEN EXPECTING A TOURISM BOOM

SWEDEN EXPECTING A TOURISM BOOM

Exceptionally sunny and warm weather combined with the plunge of the Swedish krona against major currencies is a beneficial combination for Swedish tourism. The hotel sector is growing constantly and new projects are being developed every year. Scandic is the biggest hotel operator in the Nordic region with a 16% market share, followed by Nordic Choice and Rezidor.

30.07.2018
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN NEW OFFICE IN MOSCOW

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS IN NEW OFFICE IN MOSCOW

Via Hansa & Borealis recently purchased a new and larger office in Moscow and has already moved into the new premises at the Polyanka Business Center. The Polyanka Business Center is one of many new modern business centres that have opened up in the Russian capital over the last decade.

06.07.2018