Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki suite

Classic Helsinki hotel to reopen – the renewed Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki pays tribute to Helsinki

The classic Helsinki hotel reopens, completely renewed, on May 10th. Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki, transformed into a unique Solo hotel, is a high quality urban hotel with plenty of personal touches. The street-level restaurants are easily accessible for after work or some late night pizza.


Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki opens on May 10th at noon on the corner of Kluuvikatu and Yliopistonkatu, in the very heart of Helsinki. The new era of Hotel Helsinki, originally completed in 1930, draws inspiration from the colours, atmosphere and details of the capital.

During the 1.5-year project, all 207 rooms, restaurants and public areas were renewed, the hotel received new stylish facade lighting and the property underwent a major renovation. In addition, a spectacular party and event space for up to 200 people was created.

Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki rooms and corridors represent the charming atmosphere of an old Helsinki stone house. Each room features wallpapers inspired by the phenomena and details of Helsinki, and the colour palette is inspired by the colours of Helsinki: the sea, coastal rocks, linden trees and the Suomenlinna fortress.

Two new restaurants are located on the street level of Hotel Helsinki. Pauli's Pizza & Grill will be serving pizzas until late at night, and Bar HKI will be open around the clock. In summer, guests will be able to enjoy the terrace under the linden tree at the corner of Kluuvikatu and Yliopistonkatu.

Hotel Helsinki will follow the internationally popular trend, where the hotel's restaurants and reception form a coherent whole, allowing you to order a beer at the same counter where you check in to the hotel. Our newest Solo hotel is ideal for both tourists and staycations, says General Manager Juha Maatala.

The hustle and bustle of the city and Helsinki's restaurant culture

Hotel Helsinki was opened in 1930 in connection with the commercial building of the Finnish Savings Bank. Once completed, it was the first large hotel in Finland. The classical style building was designed by architect Pauli E. Blomstedt. In the new Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki, the hotel's restaurant, Pauli's, and event space Blomstedt, have been named after him. Over the years, Hotel Helsinki has gained more space, and today the entire building is in the hotel's use.

Residents of Helsinki have memories of the legendary Helsinki Club, which served as “Hesari's” nightclub from the 70s to the 2010s. The former banking hall has been transformed into the stylish party and event space Blomstedt, particularly suitable for parties, seminars and other events for up to 200 people.

Rooms and corridors have been designed by the design studio KOKO3. The street-level restaurants and lobby, as well as the event space Blomstedt's interior design have been created by Promakers.

Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki

  • Opens May 10th, 2022

  • Address: Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki

  • Rooms: 207

  • Restaurants: Pauli's Pizza & Grill, Bar HKI, summer terrace on Kluuvikatu

  • Property owner: Exilion

  • Architectural design: Architects Soini & Horto

  • Interior design of restaurants: Promakers

  • Interior design of rooms: Design studio KOKO3

  • Hotel Operator: Sokotel Oy

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Photos: Sokotel

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