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Scandic receives prestigious award from TripAdvisor

Aug 07, 2013 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels Each year TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to hotels that have received excellent reviews from their guests. Only 10% of all the hotels represented on TripAdvisor have been given this honour. Forty of Scandic’s hotels have now received a Certificate of Excellence, accounting for almost 26% of Scandic’s portfolio.

Jul 24, 2013 07:00 BST Scandic Hotels During the first half of the year, revenue increased by 1.1% to EUR 448.6 (443.6) million. Net operating profit (EBITDA) came in at EUR 27.6 (32.6) million, giving a profit margin of 6.2% (7.4%). Extensive refurbishment work has led to reduced capacity, which has had an impact on revenue and profits. Scandic opened three new hotels with a total of 659 new rooms.

Scandic restaurants to stop using palm oil

Jul 04, 2013 15:33 BST Scandic Hotels For environmental reasons, Scandic has decided to discontinue the use of palm oil and replace it with rapeseed and sunflower seed oil. The hotel chain’s 160 restaurants use around 75 cubic metres of oil in deep-frying every year. Palm oil is grown in areas which were previously covered by tropical rain forests – forests which are regarded as the most diverse eco systems in the world.

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Jun 05, 2013 14:16 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is Nordic Ecolabelled.

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

May 21, 2013 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels The year was 1963. On 20 May, the Esso Motor Hotell opened its doors in Laxå and welcomed its first guests. Fast-forward 50 years and the hotel chain has enjoyed strong growth, making its mark on both the Swedish and the international hotel industry along the way. In 1984, Esso Motor Hotell changed its name to Scandic Hotels, a chain that now has 155 hotels and around 30,000 rooms across Europe.

Johan Kvist new VP Strategy at Scandic Group

May 16, 2013 08:00 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hotels is delighted to announce that Johan Kvist will be taking over responsibility for strategy at the Group on 20 May 2013. He is joining Scandic from the consultancy firm, Occam Associates, and his strategic expertise will be a major asset for Scandic in the future.

Scandic Hamburg Emporio wins the Top Hotel Opening Award 2012 in the First Class category

May 15, 2013 15:34 BST Scandic Hotels Scandic Hamburg Emporio was among the winners of the Top Hotel Opening Awards 2012, honouring the best hotel openings of the year in the Luxury, First Class, Budget and Exceptional categories. Partner to the award is the Stuttgart Trade Fair, with its fair Intergastra.

May 14, 2013 10:04 BST CBRE CBRE today announces that TRI Hospitality Consulting (“TRI”), one of Europe’s leading hotel consultancy practices, is joining CBRE Hotels EMEA, further strengthening its consultancy practice.

Mar 04, 2013 09:44 GMT Great Hotels of the World

HSMAI Adrian Awards gala in New York - Scandic Vulkan honored with Gold award

Jan 30, 2013 12:06 GMT Scandic Hotels The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) recognized Scandic Vulkan in Oslo, Norway with the Gold Adrian Award for public relations for its winning entry in the 56th annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.