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RukaVillage, the unique pedestrian village in Ruka West is the result of the first master plan originated 10 years ago. Now it is time to construct a different but as unique concept to Ruka East, named RukaValley. Transition between the villages is going to be fast and easy thanks to the new Village-2-Valley scenic gondola.
RukaValley’s area plan is aiming to create 1700 new ski-in ski-out bed places. 400 of them will be placed to the new hotel RukaValley that will be built in the first construction phase. The value of the hotel investment will be approximately EUR 20 million. The total amount of investments in RukaValley is expected to exceed EUR 100 million in the next few years.
Metsähallitus, the largest land owner in Kuusamo is currently looking for an investor and operator for a hotel of international standards that is planned for the plot next to RukaValley. These new investments are targeted to attract especially international tourists to Ruka.
The location of new RukaValley between the ski slopes and Valtavaara nature reserve is unique. In addition to ski slopes, all hiking and skiing trails start literally by the door, continuing all the way to Oulanka National Park. The buildings in RukaValley will have wooden facades and the area is designed to have unique character inspired by the surrounding nature.
Hotel RukaValley is the warm heart of the new village
Hotel RukaValley will be the most high-class Ski-Inn -location in Ruka. The concept of the hotel is a result of 10 years of experience from nearly 400 Ski-Inn apartments that Ruka has already implemented.
Hotel RukaValley will be the first hotel in the new village and it will have 80 rooms and 40 apartments. The hotel will have the best location of the village right next to the gondola and Family Park. This is the closest you will get to the best ski slopes of Finland. Rooms and apartments will have views to the top of Ruka and to Valtavaara nature reserve. The choice is yours.
Hotel and the apartments will be constructed with high quality materials inside and outside. The skeletal structure of the building is silent and durable stone, but the facade is made of warm wood. Northern wood will be used as a material in the interiors of the apartments as well. End-of-terrace apartments will have outdoor hot tubs giving a touch of luxury.
RukaValley will be heated with environmentally friendly district heating and all apartments will have a pleasant underfloor heating. Easy skiing, environment and comfortable living are the basis of all planning and design of Hotel RukaValley. Two restaurants with lobby bars, rental store, activity program services and minimarket are located right next to the hotel reception.
Ski-Inn PyhäLinna apartments at Pyhä ski resort give a good example of the atmosphere and design that Hotel RukaValley will also provide for the guests. PyhäLinna apartments were completed in December 2017.
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