The old Wasa Bank building full of stories
The Esplanade park has always been the heart of the city, and the building built by Wasa Aktiebank at the end of the 1800s has seen its many stories. The more than 100-year-old building has nested, year after another, successful companies from banks to maritime insurance providers. The juiciest stories surely originate from the penthouse, which Nokia Oy renovated as the event facilities for its management team during the company’s boom years. Only to see the Douglas fir floor with the boat deck puttying is worth it, and the floor probably could tell a story or two about the owners’ soirées.
Today the Wasa Bank building is part of a series of buildings encompassing the laid back park ambience of the Helsinki Esplanade. The buildings along the Esplanade have been among the most esteemed and interesting architecture of their time, and they were built to serve the needs of businesses and to bring profit within the rules of business economics. As a member of this group, the Wasa Bank building represents the international architectural movements of its time in a fresh, elegant and even exotic manner. Decade after decade, this subtly and delicately decorated building has captivated successful and dynamic companies and offered them beautiful surroundings for profitable business activities.
Magnificent offices for many departures - At the top of Helsinki - In the middle of everything - In your own peace.
In the Penthouse of the Eteläesplanadi 12 property with a colorful history, you can enjoy life in style.
The top floor of the historic building got a new page in its history, when Top Lounges opened in 2013 the elegant and classically renovated representation rooms.
The spacious, almost 400m2 space of the penthouse also includes, among other things, 2 wonderful roof terraces opening up the best views over Esplanadi park and 2 really worth experiencing large roof saunas with ancillary rooms and a sofa lounge.
Facilities for small and large events, all in one package
The open spaces can easily be changed for events of different sizes and types. Depending on the nature of the event, the spaces enable events of 2 to 80 people in the Penthouse. The penthouse's two roof terraces, two magnificent representational saunas, spectacular party/meeting rooms and a stylish sofa lounge create a unique setting for the best events in the capital region.
The premises are always furnished and decorated according to the size of each group and the nature of the occasion. When the nature of the event changes, quick intermediate furnishing is also possible and, for example, a buffet room, bar and group work spaces, as well as different types of party space ensembles can be arranged easily...
The facilities can be customized in a variety of ways to serve the needs of each customer in just the right way. The destination offers a wonderful setting for meetings, trainings, parties, representations, press, promos, sauna events, idle days and combinations of these, etc. The events can be customized with the help of extensive and high-quality program services into an entertaining whole, or just simply enjoy, for example, a wonderful dinner in a unique environment. The penthouse's services include our own high-quality Top Lounges catering, which offers customers real food experiences from the best ingredients of the season - Top Lounges Catering is already on the lips of many delicious mouths, and from us you get a taste guarantee, whether it's lunch, a sauna buffet or a high-quality dinner!
Top Lounges Penthouse offers you an excellent setting for your events. The central location and the award-winning facilities in the middle of everything, in your own peace, combined with our praised kitchen and service and, if you wish, excellent side programs guarantee you a successful occasion. The facilities near the sea, above the Esplanadi park, are a memorable whole.
As a counterbalance to busy work, guests can also relax in the understatedly stylish sauna sections above the roofs of Helsinki, in the middle of the pulsating buzz of the city - 2 saunas with ancillary rooms and roof terraces also enable men and women to take saunas at the same time and again have a joint dinner in the main hall. At the end of a stylish event, you can join the pulse of the city by elevator - without taxi queues.
Our diverse and high-quality program services crown successful events - Our country's best performers in music, magic and comedy can be found in the selections. Various themed programs and activities are also available, both inside and outside, or even sailing directly from the Market Square... It's worth asking about the programs, you can find everything!
It is also easy to reach Espa by public transport. The range of hotels within walking distance is wide and high-quality, and for those arriving by car, Aimo Park's spacious hall (Kasarmintori or Erottaja) can be found very close by, where you can get a -20% discount from us. (no parking problems!).
The Top Lounges Penthouse, Atelier and Idea Box facilities are all located in the same property and it is easy to use the facilities even when the day's program changes, a very functional combo!
Penthouse table setups
max 20 seats
max 24 seats
2 long tables
max 48 seats
max 36 seats
max 28 seats
Theater (no tables)
max 64 seats