August 14, 2019
The daily brief: 14 August 2019
The legendary Kämp Hotel is among the famous hotels and restaurants in Helsinki acquired by Nordic Choice Hospitality Group.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Kämp Collection Hotels, Kalmar and Finnish film Maria’s Paradise make headlines.
Finnish director Zaida Bergroth’s film Maria’s Paradise will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kämp Collection Hotels has changed hands, and Kalmar is providing maintenance services in Las Palmas.
Zaida Bergroth’s drama film Maria’s Paradise (Marian Paratiisi in Finnish) will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Inspired by true events, the film follows charismatic and ruthless sect leader Maria Åkerblom (played by Pihla Viitala) in 1920s Helsinki. One pivotal summer, her devoted follower, teenage orphan Salome (Satu Tuuli Karhu) is faced with having to stand up to the woman who saved her. Maria’s Paradise will feature in the Contemporary World Cinema programme in Toronto. This is Bergroth’s third film to make it to the prestigious film festival in Canada.
A leading luxury and lifestyle hotel group in Finland, Kämp Collection Hotels, has been acquired by Nordic Choice Hospitality Group from CapMan Buyout Funds and other owners. The hotel group comprises some of the most famous hotels and restaurants in Helsinki, including the 132-year-old Hotel Kämp. Altogether, there are 10 hotels, 17 restaurants and bars, and two spas under the collective. Nordic Choice Hospitality Group is a leading Nordic hotel company, best known in Finland for Clarion hotels.
Kämp Collection Hotels
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a comprehensive maintenance services agreement for Operaciones Portuarias Canarias’ (OPCSA) container terminal in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. The order covers the terminal’s ship-to-shore (STS) and rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. OPCSA operates the largest terminal in the Port of Las Palmas, a strategic location for traffic between Europe, Africa and South America.
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