Scandic buys Oslo hotel

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Scandic continues to grow, now adding another hotel in Oslo. Today an agreement was signed between Fornebu Hotell AS and Scandic, confirming that the new hotel in the Fornebu business park will be a Scandic.

“The hotel has a fantastic outlook, both across the Oslo Fjord and to the future, with its location in this fast-expanding part of Oslo. With our own expansion in Norway continuing over the next few years, signing this long-term agreement for Scandic Fornebu means adding another hotel with excellent prospects and a strategic location to our growing inventory,” comments Frank Fiskers, President & CEO of Scandic in a press release today.

Scandic Fornebu, Oslo. Photo: Scandic Hotels
Scandic Fornebu, Oslo. Photo: Scandic Hotels

Fornebu business park will be home to the head offices of some of the largest companies in Norway with a total of almost 10,000 office workers. Fornebu Hotell AS is owned by IT Fornebu Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom, a Hamar-based property company. The Narud Stokke Wiig firm of architects will design the spectacular hotel, which will have a floorspace of 17,000 m², 300 rooms, a restaurant and bar, a spa and gym and top-notch conference facilities for up to 1000 people. It is located on the shore of Rolfsbukta bay, with views across the Oslo Fjord, putting it only ten minutes away from central Oslo, with excellent communications.

“As chairman of Fornebu Hotell AS, I’m proud and pleased that we have secured a leading hotel operator like Scandic to run the hotel, which will be the most important of Fornebu’s portfolio of major real estate. As chairman of IT Fornebu, I’m also happy that we will now be adding the last building along the seafront, completing this part of the commercial development of the Fornebu peninsula,” explains Erik Løfsnes.

The construction of Scandic Fornebu will start in mid-2010, with the hotel due to open in spring 2012.

Top photo: Frank Fiskers, President & Chief Executive Officer, Scandic Hotels. Photographer: bsmart