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CHS Finland Dines Italian Style

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020 the CHS Finland Chapter held an Italian feast at the Madonna restaurant in Helsinki.  This was the chapter’s second in-person event during the COVID period.  It was also the fifth time IMHI graduate Ville Relander has hosted the group over the years.

Attending the event (right to left) were L Ville Relander IMHI graduate, Juha Mahonen GMP ’05 / ‘19, Martini Palonpera ’77 and MPS 94, Satu Oksanen IMHI ’94, and Deiv Salutskij ’71.

Pia Adlivankin ’94 Featured In Funworld Magazine

Pia Adlivankin ’94, an icon in the global amusement business, was featured in a cover story in the September 2020 edition of Funworld Magazine.  Funworld is the foremost industry publication published by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.  The article features Pia’s interpretation of “Life is Service” – create an award-winning experience for both your staff and guests.

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CHS Finland Discusses Boutique Hotels

On October 23, 2019, the CHS Finland Chapter had our meeting with Trond Bastiansen COO for Nordic Choise Hotels non-branded hotels.  He was the first Chapter President of the Norway Chapter.

He gave a presentation of The Kämp Collection which they just acquired Oct 1.  Kämp Collection includes 10 hotels only in Helsinki and are buotique hotels.

Our meeting took place at the Kämp Hotel, the finest property in Finland. Many thanks to Trond for excellent hospitality and a great presentation.

Pictured below from left to right:

Veikko Vuoristo, Jere Talonen, guest Sam-Erik Ruttman, Trond Bastiansen, Deiv Salutskij, Riikka Moreau, Martti Palonperä, and Esko Paalasmaa.

CHS Finland Discusses Boutique Hotels


CHS Nordic Chapter Discusses Customer Service and Experience

On August 8, 2019 the CHS Nordic Chapter (Finland/Sweden) met at the offices of Midstar to discuss Managing Exceptional Customer Service and Customer Experience with relative measures. The meeting was supposed to last one hour, but we sat for about more than two and a half hours. This proved that a learning centre in the Nordics and the Baltics is needed.

A special thank you to Ola Stendebakken, Marc Henriksen, and Peter Tengström (all alumni) who were proud to host and sponsor the event at the Midstar office. Beverly and Peter were in the US, so Robin Stenlund was our host. Thank you to Jukka Laitamäki who facilitated the interactive session.

CHS Nordic Chapter – Customer Service Seminar

Finland, Russia and Baltics Chapter Celebrates CHS at 90

The CHS Finland, Russia, and Baltics chapter celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cornell Hotel Society at the terminal for the Silja Symphony ferry. Silja handles over 4 million passengers from Helsinki to Stockholm and back on daily basis. They also operate numerous ships between Helsinki and Tallinn each day. The host for the event was Pasi Nakki Vice Managing Director of the Silja Line.

CHS Finland, Russia and Baltics celebrates CHS at 90.

CHS Finland Meets At Linnanmaki Amusement Park

On May 30, 2017, the CHS Finland Chapter met at the Linnanmaki Amusement Park in Helsinki. The event was hosted by Pia Adlivankin MD ’94.

Linnanmaki Amusement Park benefits various children’s organizations. In 2016, the park generated 4.3 million Euros to help children. Pia gave an interesting talk about the strategy of the Amusement park and how they take care of their staff.

From left to right Kent Nadbornik ’69 Esko Paalasmaa ’76 Pia Adlivankin ’94 Deiv Salutskij ’71 Martti Palonperä ’77, MPS ’94 and Jere Talonen

Hotelies Dine at Padise Manor in Estonia

On January 20, 2017, the Finland, Russia, and Baltics Chapter gathered at the stately Padise Manor in Estonia for a five course gourmet dinner.  Joining the group was special guest, SHA faculty member Mona Anita Olsen ’04.

Hotelies from the Baltic and Scandinavian region gathered in Estonia.

A wonderful five course meal paired with wines.

Baltic regional Hotelies carry the banner.

Finland, Baltics and Russia Chapter – Helsinki June 2016

CHS Finland, Baltics and Russia Chapter meeting hosted by Ville Relander IMHI ’05 in his restaurant, Holiday , in Helsinki. Ville shared how he went to Tel Aviv to search for concept ideas based on their trendy restaurant scene.


Pictured from left to right Esko Paalasmaa ’76, Jere Talonen IMHI ’97 , Martti Palonperä ’77 MPS ’94; host Ville Relander , Deiv Salutskij ’71 ,Karl von Ramm MMH ’10; Mikael Swanljung MPS ‘91 and Juha Mähönen GMP ’05 . Missing from the picture is Veikko Vuoristo ’76 who arrived after the photo was taken.