The first weekend of December I met John in Helsinki to celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence, and I decided to stay at the Hotel Indigo – Boulevard.
Located in the heart of Helsinki’s design quarter, Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard opened its doors in March 2015. The hotel offers 120 individualized rooms, two restaurants, and a 35-slot car park. It was the first hotel in Finland to receive a Gold Level LEED® environmental certification and it was recently awarded as Finland’s Leading Boutique hotel.
You can access Hotel Indigo Helsinki -Boulevard website here.
As IHG Platinum member I was upgraded to a Superior King Room. The first thing that catched my eye was the bold mural, which I later learned was by Finnish visual artist Linda Linko. The room was spacious and offered the usual amenities: work desk, seating area, coffee maker, minibar, bathrobe, iron and ironing board, large TV screen, etc…and enough plugs on both sides of the bed!
The bathroom was large and modern, with Aveda toiletries.
Scandinavian design, of course. A small front desk, but appropriate for a small hotel. The spaces are divided by book shelves full of books by Finnish authors and art/design/photography catalogs. There is a small business center available for guests. I especially loved the lamps!
The Restaurant and the Breakfast
The breakfast was served on the restaurant on the ground floor. The buffet was very decent, with a selection of local products and international favorites.
This property usually goes for about 130€/night or 30000 points. I think it’s a fair value for a nice, upscale property with an interesting interior design. It would be sad to see this property go out of the chain if Scandic, the new owners, decide to incorporate all IHG properties into their portfolio (John discussed it here).