Rovaniemi is a developing city of more than 62 000 residents, where anything arctic is seen as an opportunity. A multicultural and internationally known city, Rovaniemi is the hometown of Santa Claus and a centre of tourism and expertise. Rovaniemi is visited by nearly half a million tourists each year and, as an international travel destination in Finland, it is second only to the Helsinki capital region. The Valionranta area is well situated on the shore of Kemijoki river, close to the centre of Rovaniemi. The City of Rovaniemi is searching for teams to design a hotel concept for the area.