Helsinki, the capital city of Finland, was founded in the 1500s. Though the city was later rebuilt in the early 1800s by the tsars of Russia who styled it very grandly in the image of the nearby Russian capital of St. Petersburg.
Recently voted among the top 10 most live-able cities in the world, Helsinki is a cultural hub with bars, restaurants, shopping and historic buildings to see and enjoy. It is also the economic capital of Finland with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (the immediate city centre) hosting the headquarters of some 83 of Finland's top 100 companies.
Helsinki is very conveniently located for business travellers in particular as it is just 50 miles from Tallinn, 190 miles from St. Petersburg and 250 miles from Stockholm.
The location of the Radisson Blu Seaside Helsinki, Hotel
The Radisson Blu Seaside Helsinki, Hotel is in the harbour-side district of Ruoholahti, just a 40 minute drive from Helsinki International Airport and a 5 minute drive from the city centre.
Helsinki city centre can also be easily reached from this hotel by tram with the number 6 tram service conveniently stopping immediately outside the front entrance. Alternatively, guests can choose to take the bus or subway, with nearby stops.
More about Ruoholathti, Helsinki
Ruoholahti is a district in the southern part of Helsinki city centre that is particularly convenient for getting to and from Lauttasaari Island (which connects Helsinki with the island city of Espoo).
Once the base of Nokia's business operations, Ruoholathi is a popular business area but it's not all work and no play in Ruoholathi - as The Cable Factory, a venue for art exhibitions, live music performances and theatre shows is nearby too as are plenty of upmarket bars, restaurants and nightclubs.