Hotel Helka is located in a building by architect Wivi Lönn, built in 1928. The building is owned by NNKY (YWCA) and it was first designed to house women and young girls who worked in the city. Since then the hotel has evolved into a welcoming and warm institution that states its values loud and proud. The hotel expands with new rooms on the second and sixth floor. Later, the restaurant and kitchen will undergo complete refurbishment whilst maintaining their aesthetic of a nordic colour pallette and its amazing collection of old Artek furniture.