Gothia Towers is a constant hive of activity, vitality, expectations, sounds and aromas. There might be a premiere for a new show, or rehearsals for a future one, preparations ahead of a major conference, the housekeeping team hard at work after a glamorous party… Celebrations to mark a special occasion, art exhibitions, wine tastings and exciting collaborative projects – in our News section you can find information about everything that is happening between the lobby and the 29th floor in our three towers.

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“We have 150,000 colleagues up on the roof”

25 June / 2024

While bee hotels have started popping up here and there recently, a hotel with its own apiary is really something out of the ordinary. We asked Fredrik Andersson, Executive Chef, why keep bees on the hotel’s roof? “We want to do our bit to protect biodiversity and aid pollination here in the local area. You might think that the top of a skyscraper seems quite high up for keeping bees, but it work...

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Annual and Sustainability Report for 2022

10 June / 2023

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Foundation has published its annual and sustainability report for 2022. You can find the annual report on our publications website (English summary at the end). On our sustainability pages your're welcome to read our full sustainability report. The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Foundation has published its annual and sustainability report...

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New strategy, same standard – Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers recertified to ISO 20121

21 November / 2022

For the seventh consecutive year, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers in Gothenburg has been certified to ISO 20121 for sustainable events. In 2015, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers was the first large venue in Scandinavia with congress, hotel and meeting facilities to be certified according to the standard. During 2022, the company ha...

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Gothia Towers and the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg to be extended with a fourth tower

14 October / 2019

- This is the winning design for +One The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre / Gothia Towers is one of Europe’s largest integrated meeting venues. Now this global venue will become even bigger. This year an architectural competition was held to design a fourth tower with spectacular top floors, a new multi-storey entrance and a terrace. The winning design from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter c...

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Ola Wallin – new head chef at Upper House Dining

17 September / 2019

Sweden’s prestigious Chef of the Year competition concluded last Friday, and the silver medal went to Gothenburg’s own Ola Wallin, who will take over as the new head chef at Upper House Dining on 1 November. Together with his team of chefs, Ola will further develop the restaurant concept, focusing on zest and scope for creativity and sustainability. “It’s a fantastic feeling to be joining Upper...

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World’s most expensive whisky tasting at Upper House

17 May / 2019

The exclusive tasting seminar event will take place on 1-3 November at Upper House hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden. It will cover the complete “full deck” series of unopened Ichiro’s Malt Card collection from the Hanyu distillery in Japan. The event is hosted by Swedish whisky enthusiast Pye Palm, and the tasting will be led by Japanese whisky expert, Stefan Van Eycken. With only 48 seats available, t...

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After Run at Ristoria

16 April / 2019

Welcome to our After Run party following the Göteborgsvarvet Half Marathon on 18 May. We look forward to seeing you at Ristoria to enjoy an evening of live piano music. Book a table for dinner or simply drop by and mingle in our piano bar, outdoor seating area or upper food bar. Where: Ristoria How: Free entry When: Open from 17.00 Piano from 19.00 New: Drop-in Food Bar – you will fi...

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Gothia Towers official partner of Scandinavian Invitation

12 February / 2019

The Scandinavian Invitation – Sweden’s national open and premier golf event – returns to the Hills Golf & Sports Club in Gothenburg between 22nd - 25th August. Gothia Towers, part of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group, is now the official hotel partner for the prestigious tournament. “We are proud and happy to be welcoming the players, their families, coaches and officials t...

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100 years in the heart of Scandinavia

17 May / 2018

The Gallery presents the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre’s Jubilee Exhibition: 100 years in the heart of Scandinavia at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre 29 May – 12 August In 1918, Sweden’s first trade fair threw open its doors in Gothenburg. During our first 100 years, the premises and the events put on here at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre have evolved ju...

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Upper House is buzzing…

20 April / 2018

The long winter has meant that thousands of newly hatched bees have recently begun to collect pollen and nectar. And on the roof of Upper House the honey making season is starting in earnest – a few weeks late. Since 2014 there has been a little herb garden with two beehives on the roof of Gothia Towers middle tower, looked after by beekeeper Pär Svensson. “Every hive has its queen which is...

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Upper House in Gothenburg named best in Sweden

30 January / 2018

Gothia Towers’ 5-star sister hotel Upper House was named Sweden’s top hotel 2018 in TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. “Fantastic news! This is the third time we have been awarded this top accolade,” says Elisabeth Thomson, Hotel Director at Gothia Towers. The Travelers’ Choice Awards are TripAdvisor’s top accolade. They are based on millions of views and opinions from travellers a...

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“Good leaders know they have a responsibility”

8 January / 2018

Simon Sinek is a leadership expert, motivational speaker, and author of the books Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last. He may be most famous for his TED talk, How great leaders inspire action, which is among the mostwatched talks ever on What makes for good leadership? “Good leaders understand that they have a responsibility for the people inside their organisations. Leadership is n...

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Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre & Gothia Towers strenghtens its position as an international venue

28 April / 2017

Today the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre presents the third phase of its expansion plans up until 2030. The planned expansion includes larger entrances, flexible meeting and event facilities and increased hotel capacity. In this third phase, focus will be placed on building a larger main entrance with a terrace and a hotel and office complex beside Korsvägen, a central hub in the events...

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