Hotel Information


Sweden MEETX AB is the official provider of hotel rooms for visitors to Essence 2018, which will take place at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan).

A number of hotel rooms in different price categories have been pre-booked in Gothenburg for Essence 2018 at: Gothia Towers, Scandic Opalen and Scandic Rubinen.

All hotel prices quoted are in Swedish Kronor (SEK) and include breakfast but exclude 12 % VAT.

For personal service, please contact us via e-mail: or telephone: +46 (0) 31 708 86 90.

Gothia Towers

Gothia Towers features 1200 tastefully decorated rooms, most of which offer magnificent views of the city. Gothia Towers is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group. Here you have everything under one roof, you can quickly and easily make your way between the hotel, restaurants, meeting rooms, conference facilities and the exhibition Centre.

Every one of the rooms expresses individuality, comfort and style. There’s something for every guest, whether you prefer well-equipped comfort or a touch of luxury. The interiors have been selected and updated with care, featuring beautiful textiles and timbers for a more natural feel. All the rooms are non-smoking. Free Internet access is provided in all hotel rooms.

Price from 1590 SEK per night
Address: Mässans Gata 24, Gothenburg

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Scandic Opalen

The Scandic Opalen hotel is located in central Gothenburg within easy reach of shopping, restaurants, culture and Svenska Mässan. The hotel is a perfect base for exploring the city’s many attractions like the Poseidon statue and the Museum of World Culture. Gothenburg’s famous amusement park – Liseberg – is only a short walk away.

Price from 1330 SEK per night
Address: Engelbrektsgatan 73, Gothenburg

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Scandic Rubinen

Scandic Rubinen’s central location in Gothenburg makes the hotel an ideal place for those who want to be close to Gothenburg’s culture, shopping and city life. From the hotel you´re also within a walking distance from many of Gothenburg’s most popular attractions such as Liseberg amusement park, Universeum Science Centre and the Röhsska Museum. The hotel is a natural meeting place in Gothenburg and offers something to suit all tastes. The interior has an urban feel and a homely elegance with a mix of colours, shape and details. Ruby Bar is Scandic Rubinen’s very own living room and is open day and night. Both hotel guests and Gothenburg locals dine at Ruby Bar, and the terrace is a great place to sit and watch the city entertainment. The Roof Top bar is located on the 7th floor, with views over the rooftops of Gothenburg and fashionable Avenyn.

Price from 1241 SEK per night
Address: Kungsportsavenyn 24, Gothenburg

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When the reservation is confirmed, either written or verbally, until 8 weeks before arrival, no charge will be taken if reservation is cancelled

From 8 to 6 weeks before arrival – 50% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.

From 6 to 4 weeks before arrival – 80% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.

We regret that no cancellation within 4 weeks before arrival will be refunded.

Please note that change of arrival/departure dates within this deadline is to be counted as cancellation. Changes and/or cancellations has to be made directly to Sweden MEETX AB and not to the hotel.

Please note that there is an administrative changing fee of 250 SEK incl. vat per change.