Started in autumn 2017, the modernisation of Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is making good progress. The hotel will open its doors in the middle of February 2019, and all the rooms are now available for booking.

“The hotel is being modernised, respecting the feel of the 1920s. The external face will feature tones of terracotta and yellow, colours typical to the original era. In addition, decorative columns will be beautifully visible underneath windows. The main entrance will also return to its original location on Humalistonkatu. The interior design features the style of the 1920s, including marble stairs, columns and wooden window frames”, says general manager Sanna-Liisa Byskata.

Turun Seurahuone will offer unique hotel experiences to customers, and the culturally and historically valuable building will reveal its precious content.

“Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is a brave and wild godmother of the 1920s that cherishes its customers with pearls around its neck, the hem of its Charleston dress flaring and a glass of sparkling wine in its hand. The hotel is elegant, stylish, enjoyable and full of interesting details. This boutique hotel offers a wonderful setting, combined with an excellent customer experience and the heart and warmth of the staff. At our Solo hotel, our customers can truly be themselves”, Byskata says.

All the 140 rooms of Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone are now available for booking at or by calling the Sokos Hotels sales service (+358 20 1234 600).
“Seven room types offer plenty to choose from. We will have options from wonderful Solo Single rooms all the way to the luxurious Ultimate Solo Suite”, Byskata says.

Further information:
Sanna-Liisa Byskata, general manager, Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone, tel. +358 10 764 4951

A Solo hotel is already a classic, or will soon become one. It is much more than just a building and an address. It has a unique character, a personality. The warm-hearted service with a local flavour will make your experience even more unique. There are four Solo hotels in Finland, two in St. Petersburg and one in Tallinn. Solo Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is the eighth Solo hotel of Sokos Hotels.

History of Seurahuone

  • Seurahuone was built in 1928. Its architects Erik Bryggman and Ilmari Ahonen added details from ancient history to its exterior design.
  • The ground floor was home to commercial facilities, while the wing on Eerikinkatu featured private apartments.
  • Seurahuone first opened its doors during the prohibition, and customers were attracted to the restaurant by means of entertainment.
  • At the end of the 1960s, Union Bank, the owner of the property, carried out significant renovation and modernisation projects.
  • In 1971, Seurahuone was transferred to the ownership of TOK.
  • Ladyhill at Seurahuone became the number one nightclub at the beginning of the 1980s.
  • In 1987, fully modernised Seurahuone opened its doors. The number of rooms doubled to 131.
  • In autumn 2017, a significant modernisation project was started in the valuable property.
  • On 15 February 2019, a genuine boutique hotel – just what Turku needs – will open its doors.