In June, Choice Hotels Scandinavia acquired the well-known Stockholm hotels Nordic Light Hotel and Nordic Sea Hotel, as well as the Nordic brand. Yesterday Tobias Ekman was appointed the new General Manager with overall responsibility for the hotels’ operations. Tobias Ekman was most recently employed as General Manager at Stockholm’s largest hotel, Clarion Hotel Sign. He will be taking up his post in September.
Tobias Ekman has been working for Choice Hotels for the past five years, most recently as General Manager at Clarion Hotel Sign, and prior to that as Sales Manager at Clarion Hotel Stockholm. Tobias Ekman trained in Hotel Management in Switzerland, and has previously worked at Berns and Grand Hôtel Stockholm.
“I began my career in the hotel industry twenty years ago, carrying bags at Ejnar Söder’s Star Hotel in Sollentuna. So it’s very exciting to be able to take up the reigns after Ejnar here at Nordic Light Hotel and Nordic Sea Hotel. I want to bring with me the energy and enthusiasm that I have experienced during my years at Choice,” says Tobias Ekman, General Manager.
Nordic Light Hotel and Nordic Sea Hotel have a combined total of 542 rooms in central Stockholm. Nordic Sea Hotel also houses the successful ABSOLUT ICEBAR STOCKHOLM. Nordic Light Hotel is a member of Design Hotels. The purchase of Nordic makes Choice Hotels the largest hotel chain in Stockholm and the chain is continuing to invest in the capital region. Last week, a contract was signed for the construction of the terminal hotel Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport, with 400 new rooms.
Choice Hotels Scandinavia is Scandinavia’s largest hotel chain, with 170 hotels and 9,000 employees. The group comprises the brands Comfort, Quality Hotels, Quality Resort, Clarion Collection and Clarion Hotels on the Nordic market. For further information visit, www.choice.se
In 2001, Nordic Hotels opened the two hotels Nordic Sea Hotel – Reflecting Stockholm, with 367 rooms and ABSOLUT ICEBAR STOCKHOLM, and Nordic Light Hotel – Stockholm’s Designer hotel, with 175 rooms on Vasagatan in Stockholm. For further information and pictures, visit: www.nordiclighthotel.se and www.nordicseahotel.se
For further information, please contact:
Torgeir Silseth CEO Choice Hotels Scandinavia Tel: +47 90 11 19 69
Tobias Ekman Hotel Manager Nordic Hotels Tel: +46 (0)709-39 35 45
Nordic Sea Hotel | Vasaplan 4, Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46 8 50 56 30 00 | firstname.lastname@example.org