A warm welcome to experience the North Karelian saunas at Sokos Hotels in Joensuu! Both Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel and Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, Joensuu have received the Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience Quality Certificate in the fall of 2022. Hotelli Vaakuna’s certificate, which has been valid for several years, was renewed. Hotel Kimmel got the quality certificate for the first time to both the room saunas and Pampering Spa Kimmel. The Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience Quality Certificate guarantees that the sauna experience is of high quality and customer-oriented. The certificate has already been granted to several hotels of the Original by Sokos Hotels brand.

Developing the sauna experience through cooperation

Kimmel Spa, which opened in July 2022, offers luxury for everyday life. The spa has both a Finnish and a steam sauna. Different pools and experience showers complete the feeling. In addition, in cooperation with Lumene, a unique sauna path has been created in the spa, which includes skin care products. The package includes a salt crystal exfoliation for the feet, a face exfoliation, a soothing face mask, a body cream, and a 24-hour intensive moisturizer. During the sauna experience, you can take care of your body from head to toe.

Kati Moilanen, the service manager of Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, feels that she has received help in improving the quality level of experience from Sauna from Finland, who as an outsider can see the areas of development more easily than those who work at the hotel every day. The hotel updated the overall look of the sauna experience with slight changes, such as replacing the sauna stones and shower heads. Ordering support bars for the saunas increased the level of safety. It is now even easier to relax in the sauna facilities.

Communicating the quality certificate of the hotel sauna to the visitors is valuable

The certificate will be proudly displayed in Kimmel and Vaakuna, so that both guests from Finland and abroad as well as the hotel staff know to head to the sauna areas. Hotel managers at Joensuu Sokos Hotels, Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo and Evelin Bötker, feel that the sauna experience is not just an additional service but a meaningful additional service.

“It’s a great feeling when we know we’ve done the right things in the right way. We intend to raise awareness of the quality of our saunas to our guests in many ways!”

“In the audit, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel received one of the best grades that Sauna from Finland has ever given. I’m looking forward to seeing how the hotel will utilize and develop the experience even further after collecting customer feedback with the help of guest books, among other things,” comments sauna auditor Carita Harju. More information:

Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo General Manager Tel: +358 50 388 3885 Email: [email protected] Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel & Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

Carita Harju Executive Manager Tel: +358 40 566 2481 Email: [email protected] Sauna from Finland

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