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Scandic Hotels to be operator of new hotel at Göteborg Landvetter Airport

2017-05-09, kl. 11:27

Scandic Hotels will be the operator of Göteborg Landvetter Airport's new hotel. The hotel is expected to have about 220 rooms and is planned as a modern mid-segment hotel with the feel of affordable everyday luxury. The hotel is an important piece of the puzzle in the airport's expansion and the construction of the new Airport City Göteborg.

Illustration: Wingårdh Arkitekter

Swedavia is now taking a major step in the development of the airport and the airport city. Swedavia has signed a preliminary agreement with Scandic Hotels to be the operator of a new hotel, and the dialogue will now continue on the ultimate design of the future hotel and the final draft of the agreement.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport is growing – since 2010, passenger volume has increased about 55 per cent to some 6.4 million passengers today. To meet this growth and the demand for options for meetings and overnight stays, preparations are now under way for a seven-story hotel, which will be a modern mid-segment hotel.

"We are pleased that, after a careful selection process, Scandic Hotels has been named the operator of our new hotel venture. The new hotel concept will meet the demand from modern-day leisure travellers, families and business travellers. We are making significant investments in developing the airport and Airport City in order to enhance the conditions needed for Sweden's economic growth and access," says Karl Wistrand, deputy CEO of Swedavia AB.

The new hotel will have a first-class location, situated immediately adjacent to the terminal and the range of shops and restaurants on offer there. The hotel will include some 220 efficient, high-quality rooms, conference facilities, a combined lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar for socialising, meeting and relaxation, and a gym and relaxation area on the top floor with a view of the airport.

"With this agreement, we enhance our presence in the strategically important Gothenburg region. Strong growth in the region is expected, and at the same time the hotel market is growing. This new hotel will reinforce our position as the leading player in the region and be a modern addition to our portfolio," says Peter Jangbratt, country managing director of Scandic Hotels' Swedish operations.

The hotel was designed by Wingårdhs Arkitekter, and the facade is composed of discreet, abstract flags from all around the world. This international theme is also reflected in the cantilevered roof that will protect and welcome both hotel guests and passengers.

Construction start is planned for 2018, with occupancy in 2020. For Swedavia, the hotel venture is the next phase in developing the airport and airport city in line with the growing demand for travel and overnight accommodations. Other projects now under way are the expansion of a logistics park, new road infrastructure and preparations for an expansion of the terminal.

"The hotel is an important part of the airport's development, with its location right in the heart of the terminal. We have a large catchment area, especially for international and charter traffic, and hotel capacity needs to be expanded for passengers who want to arrive the night before their departure. Some 64 per cent of Sweden's tourists arrive by air, and Göteborg Landvetter Airport is committed and contributes to the target of doubling tourism in western Sweden. The hotel will be a natural international meeting place," says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.