The Hotel St George opened its doors in central Helsinki in May and brings a combination of old-school charm and modern luxury to Finland’s capital.
A member of the Design Hotels group, the property is set in a seven-storey former newspaper building that dates to the 1840s.
The hotel also includes three restaurants, a spa and charming public spaces that take into account the building’s heritage.
Art at the heart
Perhaps even more impressive, though, is the St George’s 300-piece art collection which, its owners say, rivals many of the city’s specialist galleries. Headlining the displays is a work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, featuring a huge bamboo and white silk dragon, which takes centre stage in the entrance hall.
The 148 guestrooms and five suites make the most of natural light and feature shades of mint green, pearl grey and understated brown – all of which have been chosen to enliven guests travelling between time zones or coping with dark Finnish winters.