Luxury City Hotel 2013



The Crowne Plaza Helsinki has once again reaped honours in the World Luxury Hotel Awards™ competition, which grants awards each year to hotels and resorts operating on the luxury market. The Crowne Plaza Helsinki took the prize as Finland’s best hotel in the Luxury City Hotel category. The 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards™ gala was held at Indigo Pearl Resort Phuket in Thailand on 1 November.

The Crowne Plaza Helsinki was recognized as Finland’s best hotel in the Luxury City Hotel category. Thanks to this award, the Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel received the title Finland’s Luxury City Hotel 2013. Last year, the hotel received an award in the Luxury Business Hotel category.

“We received recognition in the World Luxury Hotel Awards™ competition last year as well, and we are truly flattered to receive an internationally significant honour yet again,” says Saija Savela-Palovaara, General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Helsinki hotel. “This award shows that the right attitude and the desire to provide excellent customer service as well as high-quality services give customers the experiences they seek.”

Granted since 2006, the World Hotel Luxury Awards™ are among the most prestigious hotel industry awards the world over, and the world’s largest event in the luxury hotel and resort segment. The award winners are selected each year from among more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and private islands. This year’s competition had candidates from 87 countries. The competition is only open to those meeting the criteria of world class facilities and excellence in service. Only hotels operating on the luxury market are eligible in the vote.

Hotel guests, travel agents and tour operators may nominate candidates for the vote. The hotels compete in selected categories classified by country, continent and global class. The hotels receiving the most votes in their respective categories take the award for the global class.

Crowne Plaza Helsinki stands out for its special services improving the quality of sleep

Among the Crowne Plaza’s luxury services is the Sleep Advantage™ programme, developed with input from Dr Chris Idzikowski, former Chairman of the British Sleep Society. The Sleep Advantage™ programme includes a high-quality bed, luxurious bedlinen, a series of essential oils, a quiet zone, a wake-up guarantee and sleep tips.

Hotel guests also have at their disposal the new Neurosonic divan, which promotes relaxation and activates metabolism by means of low-frequency vibration. The Neurosonic method, a new Finnish invention, has been developed to calm the autonomic nervous system. Its vibration eases physical symptoms such as headache and muscle tension. In addition, it relieves mental stress and improves sleep quality.

Additional information:

Saija Savela-Palovaara, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Helsinki, tel. +358 (0)9 2521 0000
Gabor Pusztai, Regional Vice President/Helsinki, Restel Hotel Group, tel. +358 (0)400 605 274

press release 11/2013