Scandic Hotels

Scandic Hotels

Scandic is the name of a large hotel chain in the Nordic countries with more than 139 hotels in operation and under development.


1963 Scandic's history starts with an innovative Motor Village concept under the name Esso Motor Hotel by the roadside at Närke in the middle of Sweden.
1966 The second hotel is opened on the west coast of Sweden in Mölndal near Gothenburg.

1972 The company expands abroad to Norway and Denmark.
1973 The hotel chain is now the largest in Sweden.

1983 The hotel chain is sold to a Swedish consortium with Ratos as part owner.
1984 The company and the hotels are renamed Scandic Hotels.
1985 Ratos becomes sole owner of Scandic Hotels AB.
1986 The first hotel outside Scandinavia is opened in Koblenz, Germany.

1991 The Kuwait crisis hits the hotel business.
1992 The company gets a new management that steers it out of the crisis.
1994 The "New Scandic" vision is introduced with a focus on values and value unity.
1996 Scandic acquires the Swedish hotel business of Reso Hotels. Scandic's share is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange on December 17.
1997 Scandic signs ten new hotel agreements during the first quarter, most of them in Norway.
1998 Scandic acquires Arctia, the third largest hotel chain in Finland, which is integrated into Scandic Hotels making it a Nordic-wide chain for the first time.
1999 17 more hotels are acquired, 4 of them in Estonia.

2000 Scandic acquires Provobis Hotels with 16 city hotels in Sweden.
2001 Scandic is acquired by the London-based Hilton Group Plc for £620.2 and pulls out of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Scandic is successfully integrated into the Hilton family.
2002 Scandic's logo is modernised.
2004 The eco-labelling of all Swedish Scandics’ are completed.
2007 Scandic is acquired by Swedish private equity company EQT and Accent. A new era of expansion starts.

Ecological sustainability

Scandic's work for ecologically sustainable society started in 1994. Since then, more than 10,000 employees have received ecological sustainability education and more than 10,000 environmental rooms have been built. In 2001 the breakfasts at all Swedish Scandics received the KRAV ecological product certificate, and by 2004 all Swedish hotels had earned the Swan ecolabel. Scandic has received several national and international awards for its environmental efforts.

S:t Julian Disability Award S:t Julian – Stockholms Stad Feb 06
Glassbjörnen Environmental Award GRIP Forum Norge May 06
Oslo’s Urban Environmental Prize Oslo Stads Miljöpris Jun 06
Bästa Miljöarbete Grand Travel Awards Sverige Mar 07
Scandic Elmia & Scandic Portalen Jönköping Kommuns Miljöpris Jun 07
Stilpriset Hjärter Ess för tillgänglighet Stil Sverige Sep 07
Swedish Recycling Award Recycling & Miljöteknik Oct 07
Scandic Linköping Väst
The Sustainability Award European Hotel Design Awards Oct 07 SLEEP, London
Best CSR Programme Hospitality Awards, Paris Nov 07

List of Scandic Hotels

**Antwerpen (Scandic Antwerpen)
**Brügge (Scandic Brügge)
**Brussels (Scandic Grande Place Brussels)
**Aalborg (Scandic Aalborg)
***Scandic Århus
***Scandic Plaza Århus
***Scandic Eremitage
***Scandic Glostrup
***Scandic Hvidovre
***Scandic Sydhavnen
***Scandic Copenhagen
***Scandic Webers
**Esbjerg (Scandic Olympic Esbjerg)
**Frederikshavn (Scandic Stena Line Frederikshavn)
**Herning (Scandic Regina Herning)
**Horsens (Scandic Bygholm Park Horsens)
**Kolding (Scandic Kolding)
**Odense (Scandic Odense)
**Randers (Scandic Kongens Ege Randers)
**Ringsted (Scandic Ringsted)
**Roskilde (Scandic Roskilde)
**Silkeborg (Scandic Silkeborg)
**Pärnu (Scandic Rannahotell)
**Tallinn (Scandic Palace)
*** Scandic Continental
*** Scandic Gateway-Helsinki Airport
*** Scandic Grand Marina Helsinki
*** Scandic Marski Helsinki
*** Scandic Simonkenttä
**Espoo (Scandic Espoo)
**Jyväskylä (Scandic Jyväskylä)
**Kajaani (Scandic Kajanus)
**Kuopio (Scandic Kuopio)
**Lappeenranta (Scandic Patria)
**Pori (Scandic Pori)
**Rovaniemi (Scandic Rovaniemi)
**Sodankylä (Scandic Luosto)
**Suomussalmi (Scandic Kiannon Kuohut)
*** Scandic Rosendahl
*** Scandic Tampere City
*** Scandic Julia
*** Scandic Plaza
**Varkaus (Scandic Oscar Varkaus)
**Oulu (Scandic Oulu)
**Lübeck (Scandic Lübeck)
**Bari (Scandic by Hilton Bari)
**Siracusa (Scandic by Hilton Siracusa)
**Ventspils (Scandic Latvia)
**Vilnius (Scandic Neringa)
*The Netherlands
**Nijmegen (Scandic Sanadome Nijmegen)
**Ålesund (Scandic Ålesund)
***Scandic Bergen Airport
***Scandic Bergen City
**Hamar (Scandic Hamar)
**Kristiansand (Scandic Kristiansand)
***Scandic Asker
***Scandic Byporten
***Scandic Edderkoppen
***Scandic Høvik
***Scandic KNA
***Scandic Sjølyst
**Tromsø (Scandic Tromsø)
***Scandic Prinsen
***Scandic Residence
***Scandic Solsiden
**Bollnäs (Scandic Bollnäs)
**Borås (Scandic Borås)
**Borlänge (Scandic Borlänge)
**Falun (Scandic Falun)
***Scandic Backadal
***Scandic Crown
***Scandic Europa
***Scandic Mölndal
***Scandic Opalen
***Scandic Rubinen
***Scandic CH
***Scandic Gävle Väst
**Halmstad (Scandic Halmstad)
***Scandic Helsingborg Nord
***Scandic Horisont
***Scandic Elmia
***Scandic Portalen
**Kalmar (Scandic Kalmar Väst)
**Karlshamn (Scandic Karlshamn)
***Scandic Klarälven
***Scandic Winn
**Kiruna (Scandic Kiruna)
***Scandic Frimurarehotellet
***Scandic Linköping City
***Scandic Linköping Väst
**Löddeköpinge (Scandic Löddeköpinge)
**Luleå (Scandic Luleå)
**Lund (Scandic Star)
***Scandic Kramer
***Scandic S:t Jörgen
***Scandic Segevång
***Scandic Norrköping City
***Scandic Norrköping Nord
***Scandic Grand Hotel
***Scandic Örebro Väst
**Örnsköldsvik (Scandic Örnsköldsvik)
**Östersund (Scandic Östersund)
**Skellefteå (Scandic Skellefteå)
**Skövde (Scandic Skövde)
***Scandic Alvik
***Scandic Anglais
***Scandic Ariadne
***Scandic Bromma
***Scandic Continental
***Scandic Hasselbacken
***Scandic Infra City
***Scandic Järva Krog
***Scandic Kungens Kurva
***Scandic Malmen
***Scandic Park
***Scandic Sergel Plaza
***Scandic Sjöfartshotellet
***Scandic Star Sollentuna
***Scandic Södertälje
***Scandic Täby
***Scandic Upplands Väsby
***Scandic Sundsvall City
***Scandic Sundsvall Nord
**Trollhättan (Scandic Trollhättan)
***Scandic Plaza
***Scandic Umeå Syd
***Scandic Uppland
***Scandic Uppsala Nord
**Västerås (Scandic Västerås)
**Växjö (Scandic Växjö)


External links

* [ Scandic Hotels web site]

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