Helsinki Lapland Hotels Bulevardi
The new Lapland Hotels Bulevardi opened in Helsinki in early 2019 is the third city hotel of the Lapland Hotels chain, for which an extensive sauna project was carried out together with Harvia. The chain’s style combines the straightforward ambience of Lapland with modern interior design – tourists can also enjoy the exotic nature of food made with Finnish ingredients and the personal saunas built into the hotel rooms. The new rooms of Lapland Hotels Bulevardi are larger than average, with the majority of them being suites or deluxe rooms that are of a higher quality than basic rooms.
Precise design was at the heart of the project from the very beginning, as the challenging project included the construction of a total of one hundred different saunas. The expertise of Harvia’s sauna designers played a key role in such a large project – the work carried out at the construction site was facilitated and streamlined with 3D models in particular. Harvia’s design experts created a customised sauna for each suite, with the end result being a uniform interior design style and well-thought out details.
‘We want to provide tourists with something new and experiential. The end result is excellent. We received robust and impressive solutions and structures – I have nothing to complain about in regards to our cooperation,’ says Project Manager Bjarne Nikkilä from Lapland Hotels. All the saunas of Lapland Hotels Bulevardi feature Harvia benches and Cilindro sauna heaters equipped with digital control panels. This is a very easy method for controlling the heater – particularly for those not used to heating up a sauna.
In addition to the beautiful materials and saunas, special solutions that complete the hotel’s unique and well-thought-out style were also implemented in the hotel rooms’ saunas. The bathrooms play a significant role in the deluxe rooms in particular, as they are almost half of the hotel room in size. The hotel room is visible from the benches in the sauna and vice versa, as the space is divided by a beautiful customized glass wall.
Hotel Manager Tuomas Tihinen from Lapland Hotels Bulevardi is satisfied with the end result and the feedback received by the hotel. ‘Tremendous feedback, and our customers like the fact that we are bold enough to be a little different. Our customers have given excellent feedback about our saunas and praised the heat and steam. Many have commented that this was the best hotel sauna that they have ever been to.’