Right in the centre of Tallinn, Estonia, in one of the city’s most exclusive areas, Tallink City Hotel opened a new chapter in its history in June. Following the refurbishment, which began in September 2020 and continued over the subsequent months, the hotel now has 324 rooms – including classic, family, elegant and suites – representing a total investment of almost 10 million euro.
A holistic approach was taken towards the project, designed by Estonian firm Meelis Press Architects, responding to a clear change in post-pandemic traveller trends: holiday and business travel are increasingly intertwined, travellers have become remote workers and tourists are digital nomads with specific needs that cannot be ignored. The large lobby is therefore designed to enable people to socialise, the meeting rooms are pre-equipped to accommodate Zoom calls, and the hotel offers a large wellness & spa area that is also open to outside guests seeking a break from city stress.
The interior of the Tallink Hotel is modern and functional, inspired by metropolitan luxury that respects the natural surroundings: always in step with the times and the latest trends, yet thoughtful and relaxed.
Metal and glass furnishings illuminate the interiors, while the finishes and materials chosen throughout the building, from common areas to bedrooms, all express a discreet contemporary elegance. A porcelain stoneware covering was chosen for the walls of the exclusive Wellness & Spa area, exuding feelings of harmony and intimacy: the Ceramica del Conca Climb tile collection – in the 30x60 brickwork and 30x30 mosaic versions – inspired by slate Nordic roofs. The floors of the relaxation zone are finished with mosaic from the Lavaredo stoneware collection, though spa guests’ attention will certainly be drawn to the impressive brazier resting on a monolith made with the Boutique Noisette marble-effect collection. This porcelain stoneware floor and wall tile collection freely reinterprets Italian Fior di Bosco marble, which features a wide range of colour shades from black to grey, complemented by small, lighter veins.
With this refurbishment project, the Tallink City Hotel has confirmed its ability to satisfy guests looking for timeless, classic comfort with all the benefits of 4.0 tourism amenities.
PHOTO CREDITS: Tiit Veermäe.