St George Hotel


130 DS St George

The worlds of art, history and design collide at this bastion of modern luxury in the heart of Helsinki. Striking the balance of chic yet informal, you’ll find it on the corner of a park flanking Kamppi and Punavuori – districts known for their art and food scene. Ai Weiwei’s Dragon greets guests on arrival, hinting of things to come. The 19th-century building – once home to the Finnish Literature Society, printing press of the country’s first newspaper – plays out as an art gallery, strewn with works by local and international artists. It’s all in keeping with its place on Design Hotels’ roster, with 153 individually-styled rooms seemingly plucked from the pages of an interiors magazine. Generous communal spaces, a spa, terraced café-bakery, Asian restaurant and winter garden all add to the appeal. BG.

Doubles from £199. 00 358 9 4246 00 10,

Words by Blossom Green.

This review was taken from the August/September 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

130 DS St George

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