Guests arriving at the hotel Scandic Oceanhamnen are greeted by a spectacular 360° panoramic view of the Sound – and can enjoy a truly sustainable stay.
The former industrial port area in Helsingborg has been transformed into a vibrant residential, office and tourist quarter, where the focus is firmly on sustainability. At the far end of the pier in the climate-smart district of Oceanhamnen stands Scandic’s hotel of the same name. This coastal hotel has environmental credentials that encompass everything from the organic food and drinks served to the building’s construction and interior design.
“The combination of stunning surroundings and sustainable solutions contributes to an enjoyable guest experience, as well as a pleasant working day for hotel staff. Every room, space and open area has been designed with our planet’s resources in mind. We set demanding requirements for sustainability throughout the hotel, with particular emphasis on the furnishings, and we met them all, thanks to our close collaboration with architecture and design agency Koncept TM and Input interior,” says Oceanhamnen’s General Manager Thomas Hansen.
Recycled materials and interior details were a key theme in the design brief. Guests can sit down at glass-topped tables, relax in chairs produced using sawmill waste, and walk on rugs made from fishing nets.
“Scandic has incorporated a lot of reuse into its interior furnishings, and at Oceanhamnen has taken its environmental efforts to the next level. As far as we are concerned, it was a welcome challenge to supply furniture for different areas of the hotel that delivers in terms of high environmental performance yet still reflects Scandic’s profile,” explains Mats Genym, the project manager from Input interior.
“Our focus is always on our guests, and the hotel’s interior is crucial in providing the best possible experience. The quality of the interior furnishings is something we are particularly proud of,” continues Thomas Hansen.
A meeting place for all
The hotel’s proximity to the continent appeals to both business travellers and private individuals, and the highest roof terrace in the city is the ideal setting for corporate events and provides a social space for local residents.
“We have been lucky enough to work on the interior furnishings for the lobby, restaurant, offices and relaxation area. Not forgetting, of course, the roof terrace. Here there is an open-air café and Studio Ocean – a glazed meeting room – with views across the Sound to Denmark. The terrace is not just a popular spot with hotel guests, but also with local residents, who get together here to enjoy the impressive views in relaxed surroundings. It is a meeting place for all,” concludes Mats Genym.