Hotels & resorts

Hotels and resorts have a double function: both as a comfortable place to stay when away from home, but also as landmarks that in themselves attract tourists and visitors. Ramboll combines world-class expertise with a deeply rooted understanding of the local context for all hotel and resort projects.


Great Northern Hotel


Duncan Zealey. Ramboll

Duncan Zealey

Market Director, Buildings
T: +44 7552 204 613
Mike Mittendorfer. Ramboll

Mike Mittendorfer

Associate, Buildings
T: +44 7896 748 883
M: +44 7896 748 883

Sofie Hegli

T: +47 996 42 041
Ronni Holm Dam

Ronni Holm Dam

Senior Director, Buildings Large Projects
T: +45 5161 6119

Sirpa Lindholm

Director Real Estate Development
T: +358 (50) 4835165

Mikko Väisänen

Property Development Director
T: +358 40 3577650

Göran Thulin

T: +46 10 615 12 11

Where Ramboll stands apart from competitors is that we have a dedicated hotel sector group, who know best practices and technical excellence of hospitality project development from location search, feasibility studies and project management to a successful technically operating hotel.

The hotel and resorts specialists

Our hotel and resorts specialists comprise representatives from multidisciplinary real estate development, finance, architecture and engineering departments. Our consulting services help you to analyse your strategy, appraise your options and develop a plan that aims to deliver a smooth development process. We develop strategies that will lead to quality and the optimisation of costs and revenue that you were looking for to achieve results and attain success. We offer solutions that are precisely tailored to your needs. 

Our real estate development consultants advise you on location search, land and asset transactions, transformation of buildings into hotels, leasing of hotel properties and selection of operators and hotel franchises. 

Our project management experts deliver project management services from early phases of real estate development and city zoning process management to construction management.

Our engineering expertise includes mechanical and electrical services engineers, civil and structural engineers, fire engineers, acoustic consultants and environmental engineers. This gives Ramboll the experience needed to design memorable buildings and efficient infrastructure for the travel, leisure and tourist industries. 

The importance of strategic planning and feasibility studies

Whether a new-build, renovation or asset acquisition, the importance of strategic planning and proper feasibility study cannot be overstated. Our experience allows us to deliver value for you in every area of your project ensuring that you’re taking maximum advantage of the opportunities open to you. We are supporting hotel groups in their expansion strategies and property owners in their real estate development projects.

While each project is different, our focuses can include:

  • Studying the performance of markets or market segments
  • Location search and site assessment: hotel planning for location suitability, local infrastructure and transport support
  • Feasibility study covering the local competitors within the hotel or resort market, establishing the net achievable room rates and occupancy rates, estimates of construction costs and project development schedule.
  • Running due diligence studies prior to the acquisition or lease of a property
  • Assisting in the business aspects of the contract negotiation, both related to the ownership and for the operation
  • Executing transactions of any hotel type: hotels, resorts, hostels, etc.
  • Helping in the use changes of office or residential buildings into hotels

Integration of ground-breaking technologies

Ground-Breaking Renewable Technologies have played an important role in the energy solutions for hotel developments for over 30 years. Significant operating cost savings can be realised through the appropriate selection of Renewable Technologies. Ramboll engineers have designed some very innovative solutions to minimising hotel running costs and have been responsible for the design of the UK's largest ground source heat pump solution on any hotel in the UK.

Understanding the guest experience

It is imperative that the guest experience is fully understood and that their journey throughout the duration of a guest's stay is successfully catered for from the point of placing the booking through to check out and departure. This understanding is particularly relevant to mechanical and electrical services design solutions, to ensure guest comfort is achieved.  

The environmental conditions experienced by guests as they circulate around the hotel facilities need to be carefully controlled and monitored to ensure temperature, humidity, noise and lighting levels provide comfortable and appropriate ambiances relevant to the location within the building.



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The Great Northern Hotel Refurbishment

Located between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, the curved brick building of the Great Northern Hotel was the world's first great railway terminus hotels, boasting high ceilings and sweeping corridors. It was originally completed in 1854 by renowned Victorian designer; Lewis Cubitt, however, despite its Grade II Listed status, the building fell into disrepair from 2001 when works took place to the adjacent Kings Cross underground station.

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In the spring of 2018, a new luxury hotel was opened in the center of Helsinki. The historically valuable building dates back to the 19th century and has served as an office building in recent years.

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Tampere's new landmark, the sculptural Hotel Torni Tampere rises to a height of 88 meters and is currently the tallest hotel and commercial building in Finland.

Finnish Builders Foundation Hotel

Finnish Builders Foundation Hotel

The Finnish Builders Foundations’ building in downtown Helsinki was built in stages in the 1930s and 1960s. In recent years, the Builders' House has been mainly used for offices and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Kamppi shopping and metro center at Fredrikinkatu 51-53.

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