The 451-room Scandic Göteborg Central will open during the second quarter of 2022 close to Gothenburg’s central station in the middle of the rapidly-growing Älvstaden area, the largest urban development project in the Nordic region.
The pulse from the harbor and downtown will carry into the hotel through the building’s distinctive glass facade. Guests will initially be welcomed by large arrangements of sofas, coworking tables, and vibrant bar and restaurant areas that will offer culinary experiences from different continents. Just as on the exterior of the building, the container-inspired design will continue on the inside. Plants will grow along the large, hollow, black aluminum boxes that resemble shipping containers.
The center of the hotel features the event space of the future – the Grand Container with a six-meter ceiling. Here, up to 1,000 guests will be able to attend events and participate in meetings. Thanks to their flexible design, the walls will be easily moveable to allow for different types of events. For smaller gatherings, there will also be 16 multifunctional rooms for effective hybrid meetings or eventful workshops on the next floor.
The property will be environmentally certified according to the international LEED system and aims to attain the highest rating, Platinum. The hotel rooms will be inspired by circular design, and parts of the interiors will include recycled materials. The beds and TVs will be certified according to the Nordic Ecolabel, and the textiles will be environmentally certified. The décor will have a lifespan of up to 15 years. When it is time to refurbish, the interior can be disassembled, reused, and recycled to a certain degree, which is in line with Scandic’s vision of a circular hotel room.
Photo: Courtesy of Scandic Hotels Group