Stay at St. George Helsinki
Setting a new bar for luxury with its strikingly unique style, St George pounces on Helsinki’s hotel scene, unveiling 400 items of abstract shapes and modish art. The attention to detail here is also effortless; the perfect equilibrium between informality and flair achieved.Laidback and inviting, dining is also refined. The experience begins at breakfast, a buffet journey through Finnish cold cuts and conserves, paired with warm bread fresh from the hotel bakery. These localised ingredients reappear at dinner. In between, you’ve sampled creative cocktails in the airy Winter Garden. You’ve paid a visit to the steamy spa, all the while embracing a wellness philosophy promoting peace between body and mind.
Housed in a remodelled 19th-century office building along a tree-lined boulevard, the St George is as central as you can get. Within a minute, you’ll reach Mannerheimintie, Helsinki’s bustling main street. Market Square and other sights of note are also easy to reach.
The design of the hotel is very chic, featuring Finnish art, furnishing and fabrics, alongside special touches from abroad. All 153 rooms have individual finishes, though they harmonise via a light pastel palette with beige undertones.
Who is it for
With its bold installations, international sculptures and mural designs, this is an art lover’s dream. Aesthetic-seeking couples will also find pleasure. While cots can be provided, this isn’t really a family destination, For instance, the spa has an age limit of 16 years old.
Facilities & activities
A well-equipped gym, spa and pool provide excellent recreation. An innovative sleep consultancy also features, reaffirming the focus on holistic wellbeing. Meals are served in elegant Andrea, drinks enjoyed in the Winter Garden lounge. Finally, picnic baskets are provided by the on-site bakery, and bikes are polished routinely for rent.