|Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer|
|Hotel chain||Radisson Blu|
|Address||Satakunnankatu 13, FI-33100 Tampere|
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||87|
|Number of suites||3|
|Number of restaurants||3|
The Hotel Tammer is one of Finland's oldest operating hotels. The building is listed as a part of Tammerkoski national heritage area by the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. Built in neo-classical style and designed by town architect Bertel Strömmer, it was ready to open just in time for the 150th birthday of Tampere in fall 1929. A tragic event, sinking of steamer SS Kuru in lake Näsijärvi, cancelled all festivities. The depression years in the beginning of 1930s drove Hotel Tammer into financial trouble. At the end of the 1930s a better economic situation saved the hotel.
During its history Hotel Tammer has hosted many famous guests including the Finnish marshal Gustaf Mannerheim and the Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin. Also Nobel laureate in literature Frans Emil Sillanpää was a frequent guest.
The hotel has also been portrayed in books and films. Some of the events in Arto Paasilinnas novel Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä were set in the hotel. Also scenes for a film adaptation of the novel were filmed in Hotel Tammer.
- Finnish Board of Antiquities: Rakennettu kulttuuriympäristö. Valtakunnallisesti merkittävät kulttuurihistorialliset ympäristöt. (in finnish) ISBN 951-9075-63-1, ISSN 1236-6439.
- Raimo Seppälä, Grand Hotel Tammer ISBN 952-91-7711-9
- "Rotisseurs suositukset". Archived from the original on 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2008-11-25.
- Media related to Hotel Tammer at Wikimedia Commons
- Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Tammer – Official Site (in English)