Design Hotel opens in Helsinki with 300 works of art on its walls

Hotel St. George has opened in a former newspaper printing house built in 1840 in downtown Helsinki.

The 153-room hotel Hotel St. George opened on 2 May in a building that was once a newspaper printing house - designed by Onni Tarjanne and completed in 1840.

Now, the seven-story building - also once home to the Finnish Literature Society - has been reinvented and connected to an adjacent five-story structure.

It includes three contemporary food and drink outlets, spa, individually decorated rooms and suites, and several public spaces which host an impressive art collection including a prominent dragon sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

The hotel, which includes a street-facing gallery and restaurant, has three meeting spaces for between eight and 12 people.


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