New hotels for autumn holidays in Oslo, Norway
Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities and its ongoing waterfront regeneration project is also proving a boom for tourism. The Munch Museum and the National Museum have opened in the past 12 months, putting Oslo firmly on the art and design tourism map.
For many years, Oslo’s hotel scene has undergone very little change. But the past few years have seen impressive new hotels and renovations offering many more options for the curious traveler.
This summer was no exception, with two new hotels opening their doors as well as a long-awaited reopening. What is curious is that the three hotels are located outside the city center of Oslo, opening up the city more than ever to visitors.
Thirties style at the Sommerro
Located in a towering 1930s building in Frogner, the highly anticipated Sommerro has quickly become the place to stay in Oslo despite its location a bit west of the city center.
Seductive design inspired by the thirties is present in the 231 rooms, designed by Alice Lund and Adam Greco of GrecoDeco, based in London and New York.
Dining options include all-day bar and brasserie Ekspedisjonshallen and Swedish chef Frida Ronge’s Nordic-Japanese fusion cuisine at Tak Oslothe only rooftop restaurant in town.
While fall visitors are sure to appreciate the sparkling new hotel and spa treatment rooms, the full luxury spa experience won’t arrive until November 2022. Until then, the old baths in the city of Oslo will have been revived into a 15,000 square foot fitness and wellness center. .
Radisson Red Økern
Urban design and sustainability share the spotlight at the Radisson Red Økern Hotel. Radisson’s Red brand targets a younger demographic than its business-oriented Blu hotels. This is evident even before entering the new Økern Hotel thanks to its bright red exterior and red tiger sculpture with shades.
The hotel’s location supports Økern Portal, Oslo’s sustainability-focused business park, but is only 15 minutes from the city center by public transport. A rooftop restaurant and bar offer impressive views of the entire city.
Inside the Radisson Red’s 204 rooms, visitors will find the latest technologies to control lighting and climate.
Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Perched above the city, Holmenkollen Park has a rich history dating back 128 years. After a 15 month renovation, the hotel is finally open again and it has never looked better.
Modern concepts and solutions have been carefully added to this expansive hotel while preserving as many original features as possible. There are now 376 rooms spread over 10 buildings. 27 of these rooms are in the eye-catching National Romantic Dragestil stylish main building.