Oslo in the news!

Nov 30,2014

Oslo’s unique MICE facilities
Here are 10 good reasons why you should choose Oslo for your next meeting.

* Easy to get to
* A first class infrastructure
* Safe and stable destination
* A modern metropolis and a cosy village
* Unique off-property venues
* Top restaurants
* A pleasant climate
* Nature-based activities
* Excellent green credentials
* Still undiscovered MICE destination

Grand Hotel 140 years jubilee
In August it was 140 years since Julius Fritzner opened the doors to Grand Hotel. The celebration year started with a cake party serving the famous Napoleon Cake. Throughout 2014 and 2015 there will be lots of events going on to celebrate the Old Lady of Oslo – a traditional hotel offering Nobel Dinners in classic style but also recently refurbished in a more modern style.

Hotel Continental’s new look
One of Oslo’s finest hotels has undergone its biggest renovation ever, and now appears in a new guise.
Through four generations, the family Brochmann has owned and operated the hotel located vis-a-vis the National Theatre in central Oslo. Hotel Continental is also the only member of “The Leading Hotels of the World” and has therefore very high expectations from international guests. To help with the renovations, they used the English interior designer firm RPW, to design 66 new hotel rooms in addition to 1,600 square meters of new meeting and event space. Hotel Continental features a classic style but with a very modern design, an exquisite mix of old and new. “We call it ‘The Continental Experience’, says the hotel.”

OperaQuarter on the world map!
The Terrace Building “The Carve” in the OperaQuarter in Oslo, won the category of residential projects at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.
The price that the Oslo-building “The Carve”, which was designed by the Norwegian architectural firm A-Lab, was awarded is a very prestigious and definitely helps putting the Norwegian capital on the world map.
“The Carve” is a non-traditional building in terms of both design and content. The 15-storey building occupy a footprint of only 21×105 meters. The eight lower floors are dedicated to offices of DNB, one of Norway’s largest banks. At the top is 41 apartments, which have large terraces overlooking the city, the countryside and the sea. In the middle of the building is a spectacular communal outdoor space with panoramic city views. The open roof garden, which stretches over 900 square meters over four floors, provides additional daylight and acts as a buffer between the apartments on the upper part of the building and nutrition section. ”The Carve” also received an award in the class of “Mixed-use Architecture” during the European Property Awards in London.