Scandic is launching Scandic GO, a new hotel brand that offers a playful, slimmer concept within the growing economy hotel segment. With Scandic GO, the company aims to establish a strong presence in city locations in all of the Nordic markets. Scandic will initially launch five hotels under the new Scandic GO brand – four in Stockholm and Oslo during the fourth quarter of 2020 and one in Copenhagen during the second quarter of 2021.
Scandic GO will offer a great night’s sleep at a great location for a great price. Full-service restaurants, meeting facilities and gyms have been removed, for city travellers who prefer to experience the wide range of restaurants and entertainment outside of the hotel. Guests that still want to eat in will be able to enjoy a limited but carefully selected food and beverage offering.
“In bigger cities, we’ve seen changes in the way new and returning guests spend their time both in and outside of the hotels. Now is the perfect time to expand our offering and establish Scandic in a segment where we see strong potential to grow,” said Jens Mathiesen, President & CEO of Scandic Hotels. “Scandic GO is the ideal complement to our leading Scandic hotel offering. We’ve learned a lot from earlier projects – knowledge that we’re benefiting from as we launch Scandic GO – and I’m convinced this initiative will strengthen our growth potential.”
The main focus of Scandic GO is a playful, young and urban design, rooms made for compact living and a stay guided by personal devices. Guests will manage check-in, checkout and access to rooms in the Scandic app and casting from guests’ personal devices to TV screens will be prioritized rather than offering a wide range of TV channels. The first 5 hotels that will be refurbished and launched under the Scandic GO brand are:
- Scandic No.53, Stockholm
- Scandic Upplandsgatan, Stockholm
- Scandic Karl Johan, Oslo
- Scandic Grensen, Oslo
- Scandic Webers, Copenhagen