Overnight thrills for ice cream lovers: The world’s first ice cream hotel room to open in Helsinki, Finland
Opening soon, the Valio JäätelöfabriikkiSweet Suite, named after Valio’s ice cream brand, is a staycation at its best. Immerse yourself in entertainment, lay in the luxurious sheets, soak in a bubble bath – and most of all, enjoy all the ice cream you want. Helsinki is a natural choice for an ice cream-themed suite, as Finns consume the most ice cream in Europe per capita.
“Valio Jäätelöfabriikki aims to make you happy. To many, ice cream is a break from the daily grind. We wanted to create a small, surprising experience around delicious ice cream. This luxurious hotel suite and our beloved ice creams are a match made in heaven,” says Valio’s ice cream business manager Tea Ijäs on where the delicious partnership was born.
The newly completed hotel suite has been refurbished in a Valio Jäätelöfabriikki inspired decor. The interior design and style is the handiwork of designers Anna Pirkola and Kirsikka Simberg. Hotel guests can expect an ice cream-filled freezer and enchanting details. The Sweet Suite also feature 1930s vintage furnishings and Nordic design. Being a design hotel, Klaus K loved the idea from the get go.
“Our customers value a high-quality experience. A hotel room is far more than just a place to sleep in. We believe that Finnish and foreign guests alike will be pleased with this themed suite,” says Hotel Klaus K general manager Hanna Kiuru.
The Sweet Suite opens on 1 March, and it will close at the end of September. There is room for two in the Sweet Suite.
New surprising flavours on the store shelves
Last year, Valio returned to the Finnish ice cream shelves after a 14-year break. The ice cream factory, at the Oulu plant, makes the only entirely Finnish, entirely lactose free family of ice creams. Ice cream lovers have been very excited for the comeback. This spring, Valio is introducing four new surprising and delicious flavours. The new flavours are a rich dreamy chocolate, tart and sweet lemon curd, exotic passion fruit-coconut, and juicy apple-oat pie. They will be available in Finland in our familiar striped tubs, and are guaranteed to be delicious.