Johanna Väätäinen GM, Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi
VDPHelsinki and Jaana Ekman were a natural choice when picking a partner and designer to renew the heart of our hotel, which is the reception and lobby. Jaana understood our vision and honored our wishes as she combined them with her own view to make a stunning whole. Jaana has done great works before, so we knew the end result would be great – and it truly is. Along the way we asked Jaana to also design sauna facilities, a few conference rooms and the revamp of the historical Puikkari. Working with Jaana has been both easy and inspiring, as we share the same passion for our work and thus understand each other well. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a true professional such as Jaana.