Kevin Korjus’ new Renault F1 car in our hotel
The Lotus F1 Team will introduce their new iRace Professional action plan in our hotel on Wednesday, 7 March. It is remarkable that our young Estonian F1 hope Kevin Korjus is also involved in this. Kevin is a talented young racing driver who is very likely to become the first ever Estonian F1 pilot. Last year, he performed a successful test drive at the wheel of a Lotus Renault at the F1 race held in Abu Dhabi.
However, a racing driver without a racing car is like a bird with no wings. Fortunately, Kevin has an F1 car that represents the latest achievements in technology. You won't be able to get so close to a car like this every day. This is why we are inviting you to take a look at this new Renault F1 car in the lobby of our hotel today. Don't miss the chance to see the car that Kevin will soon be driving to bring a lot of attention to Estonia!
It's a great time to pay us a visit, as everyone has dreamt about a racing car at least once in their lives! Kevin Korjus himself will also be there and signing autographs today from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.
Enjoy a concert direct from one of our suites!
As festivals go, Tallinn Music Week might still be a little wet behind the ears, but it's already found its fair share of followers both locally and abroad.
Nordic Hotel Forum will be the official accommodation provider for the festival once again this year – but what makes 2012 different is that unlike in previous years, when people generally only got to see the performers at the breakfast buffet or in the lobby bar, this year's programme includes an exciting new event that will be connecting them with the audience direct from one of our suites.
A concert which is to be streamed online will be held on 31 March in Suite #644 featuring the talented newcomers and established acts Jagaspace, Orelipoiss and Finland's Sepia. Sander Mölder will also present a DJ set. The concert will take place from 15:00-17:00 and can be watched wherever there's an Internet connection: it will be broadcast live on the web, opening it up to music lovers everywhere.
And that's not the only surprise Tallinn Music Week has in store! For the full programme and list of performers, take a look at the festival website.
We're glad to be bringing culture closer to the people once again this year!
Monaco Restaurant among top restaurants again
Our hotel's Monaco Restaurant has always figured in the top half of the rankings since the preparation of the list of the best Estonian restaurants started.
Things are no different this year. This achievement is based on the work and talent of our great head chef, Oleg Alasi.
Thanks to him, the menu of the Monaco Restaurant is now taking brave turns like fashion without compromising on taste and quality.
Every new menu offers a new look, new ideas and new tastes. Enjoying these tastes makes you feel that the previous tastes really were from last season's collection.
We promise that our Monaco Restaurant will continue surprising you with food collections that look new and are full of unexpected nuances.
Nordic Hotel Forum named ‘Friend to Culture 2011’
Minister of Culture Rein Lang has recognised companies and individuals who have long supported Estonian culture, awarding three of them with the title 'Friend to Culture 2011' at a special ceremony held in early February. The recipients – Nordic Hotel Forum, Nordea Pank Eesti and Enn Kunila – each support a number of areas in the field of culture and were nominated for the title by a variety of cultural organisations.
At the ceremony, the Minister of Culture emphasised that all companies are important, whatever their size, whatever the contribution they have made to the diversification of culture and however they have made it. He said that individuals chipping in to help their local village association or community centre are just as important as major sponsors of big events.
"All of those we're recognising here today have been nominated by cultural organisations themselves," Minister Lang said. "Your support is felt, and appreciated. At the Ministry of Culture we want to turn this event into a tradition with the aim of drawing more of the public's attention to those who support culture."
Since it opened, Nordic Hotel Forum has been working with museums, concert organisations, artists and many others from the field of culture. CEO Feliks Mägus says that as a key sponsor the hotel has put its weight behind the Black Nights Film Festival and Tallinn Music Week, while it has also shown support for the Nordic Symphony Orchestra and the Nargen Festival. "We feel that since we're an Estonian-owned company we're duty bound, in a sense, to support our society and people in the shape of important cultural events that mean a lot to them," he explained.
The 'Friend to Culture 2011' titles were the inaugural awards. A total of 110 companies of different sizes and operating in different fields were invited to the event to receive a letter of thanks from the Minister of Culture. The ceremony took place at the Estonian Puppet & Youth Theatre.
Feliks Mägus receives Best Promoter of Tourism award
At the recent Tourest tourism trade fair, Maria Alajõe, a member of the management board of Enterprise Estonia, presented the award for Best Promoter of Tourism to Feliks Mägus – chairman of the board of Nordic Hotel Forum. The title of Best Tourism Site or Event was won by the Black Nights Film Festival a.k.a. PÖFF.
Mägus won the award thanks, among other things, to his hard work in accommodating guests of the film festival and of the European Film Academy Awards held in Tallinn in 2010.
Other nominees for the award included Tallinn Airport marketing manager Erik Sakkov, PÖFF organiser Tiina Lokk and heritage tours organiser Maarika Toomel.
The Best Tourism Site or Event award went to the Black Nights Film Festival, including the successful staging of the European Film Academy Awards. The other nominees in the category were the Estonian Puppet Museum, Põhjala and Sagadi Manors and the State Forest Management Centre.