007 Hotel: Crowne Plaza Helsinki (formerly known as Hesperia), Helsinki, FinlandFebruary 23, 2014
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Address: Mannerheimintie 50
Bond book appearance: Icebreaker
The Crowne Plaza Helsinki offers the discerning business and leisure traveller first-class facilities and personalised service. A completely new milieu, the good location virtually opposite the Finnish National Opera – easy access to City Centre and Helsinki Airport – as well as the customer-oriented solutions will guarantee guests’ comfort.
“Bond now took a cab to the Hesperia Hotel – a calculated choice. He wanted to do the journey to their RV on his own, and it was quite possible that Mosolov, Tirpitz and Rivke Ingber were, separately, already en route and in the Finnish capital. If any member of the group were looking for Bond, the Inter-Continental would almost certainly be watched.
With these thoughts in mind, Bond took great care about the way in which he moved – giving himself time to look around as he paid off the cab; waiting, for a moment, outside the main doors of the hotel; checking the foyer the moment he stepped inside.
“He swerved the car on to the Mannerheimintie, joining the sparse traffic heading for the Vantaa Airport road.”
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