ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU
Original Sokos Hotel Viru is located in the very heart of Tallinn, right at the gates of its medieval Old Town. This hotel with a colourful history has become one of the city’s best known landmarks. It offers a wide range of opportunities for business as well as holiday travellers – comfortable guest rooms, a modern conference centre, a vast restaurant and a relaxing atmosphere. The hotel is under the same roof with as Viru shopping centre, Tallinn’s trendiest shopping and entertainment complex.
The Original Sokos Hotel Viru is a certified Green Key hotel and venue, meaning they follow the standards of excellence in sustainability and environmental responsibility.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Viru Conference Centre is one of the largest hotel-based conference centres in Tallinn. It has 11 air-conditioned meeting and conference halls all with natural light. The largest room alone can accommodate 500 guests. All rooms are equipped with the latest conferencing and presentation technology, high-speed wifi and broadband internet access, a sound system, a heavy goods access point for cars, and other amenities.
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DINING & ENTERTAINMENT
Viru’s range of bars and restaurants provide both familiar flavours and international gastronomy.
“Show & Dinner” style restaurant Merineitsi connected to the conference centre can accommodate up to 350 people for meals. Its grand facilities and a stage provide the perfect setting for receptions and events for up to 1000 guests. The chefs at Restaurant Merineitsi create unforgettable culinary experiences for even the most demanding gastronomists.
Original Sokos Hotel Viru also features a Tex-Mex restaurant – Amarillo, a fast food stop – Fafa’s, a lobby bar, and Nightclub Cafe – Amigo.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES AND GREEN KEY
The Sokos Hotels chain is known for its deep commitment to an environmentally sustainable approach. All Sokos Hotel hotels, including Original Sokos Hotel Viru, are members of the Green Key environmental programme, which encourages the daily development of environmentally sustainable activities.
Over the years, Sokos Hotels has made significant progress in reducing food waste, stopping the use of single-use plastics, and improving energy efficiency. In restaurants, preference is given to local food, which is beneficial to both the environment and the local economy. The hotel chain actively cooperates with local companies to ensure sustainability.
One of the most important goals of Sokos Hotels is to become carbon negative by 2025. Recently, Original Sokos Hotel Viru has also implemented several eco-friendly innovations, such as offering daily housekeeping only upon pre-order and turning the mini-bars in rooms into freezer-free refrigerators.
A full list of the hotel’s environmental activities can be found at Sokos Hotels’ Green Key