Helsinki-based premium hotel group, Kämp Collection Hotels, is investing almost 200million Euros in a major hotel expansion programme, including the launch of the new St. George Hotel and the extension of the renowned Hotel Haven situated overlooking Helsinki’s South Harbour.
The group has seen a 20% increase in revenues in the first half of 2016, fuelled by popular demand after continuing improvements in its existing hotels and a major marketing campaign establishing Helsinki as a must-visit destination for travellers.
The St. George Hotel, located in the centre of the city, will epitomise global luxury living and is aimed at business and high-end leisure travellers seeking the best in Nordic design. The hotel is due to open in the summer, as Finland celebrates 100 years since its independence. A new wing is also being added to the popular Hotel Haven, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with 55 new rooms and suites opening in early 2017.
Kamp Collection Hotels has also added to its experienced hotel teams, with nine new General Managers joining the group since adverts were placed in January this year.
“I am delighted the recruitment campaign received so much attention and that it has attracted so much talent to our group,” says Laura Tarkka, CEO of Kämp Collection Hotels. “We are embarking on an exciting new era, positioning our company for substantial future growth.”
The new managers are:
Hotel Kämp – Tuomas Liewendahl, GM
Lilla Roberts – Kati Jousimies, GM
Hotel Haven – Mika Makkonen, GM
Klaus K – Hanna Kiuru, GM
GLO Kluuvi – Tom Strandberg, GM
GLO Art – Marika Mäkelä, GM
GLO Sello – Jenni Javanainen, GM
Hotel Fabian – Anna Alamäki, Hotel Manager
GLO Airport – Nea Leppänen, Hotel Manager
Tuomas Liewendahl, the new General Manager of Hotel Kämp, the oldest luxury hotel in Finland, is a seasoned veteran of the hospitality business whose previous positions include being Commercial Director at The Grand Hotel in Stockholm.
Kati Jousimies, the new General Manager of Hotel Lilla Roberts, has a long career in managerial positions in the Sokos Hotels Group.
The new General Manager of Klaus K, Hanna Kiuru comes from Hotel Katajanokka, where she successfully developed the hotel’s operations.
The new face of the GLO group of hotels is Tom Strandberg, who will be responsible for running GLO Kluuvi. Tom has extensive experience running hotels under the Radisson Blu brand.
Mika Makkonen, the new General Manager of Hotel Haven, previously served as Hotel Manager in Hotel Kämp.
The new General Manager of GLO Hotel Art, Marika Mäkelä, and that of GLO Hotel Sello, Jenni Javanainen, have both been with Kämp Collection Hotels for several years.
Anna Alamäki at Hotel Fabian and Nea Leppänen at GLO Hotel Airport are both seasoned hospitality professionals and will now face new challenges as Hotel Managers.
“Every hotel deserves a heart and a soul. We believe we have found just the right professionals for each one of our hotels to develop their operation,” says Laura Tarkka. “The cornerstone of our strategy is investment in good management, leadership and exceptional customer experience. When management reflects our values, our mission – We enrich the lives of our community – will become a daily reality in our hotels.”
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