Radisson Hospitality is launching the first Radisson RED hotel in Norway, the Radisson RED Okern Oslo. This vibrant and unique hotel concept is set to open its doors in 2021 in one of the most forward-thinking buildings in Oslo. Apart from the hotel, the 81,000m² complex will also comprise flexible office premises, restaurant, a rooftop bar offering 360-degree views over Oslo and a rooftop garden. The property is being built in partnership with Oslo Pensjonsforsikring AS and Norlandia Hotel Group. All design choices in the hotel project will be made with the guest experience and sustainability in mind – with the aim of achieving BREAAM-Nor certification.
Okern is often referred to as the future City Center of Oslo, as it’s a living laboratory with the goal of becoming Europe’s most environmentally friendly urban development project. It is situated in the heart of Hovinbyen, one of Oslo’s newest and most ambitious city development areas. The district of Hovinbyen is Oslo’s biggest development area, with up to 40,000 new apartment buildings in planning – providing homes to 100,000 people. The hotel enjoys easy access to the public transport system, with the metro, airport express bus and Ring 3 being within the walking distance from the property.
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We’re thrilled to bring the first Radisson RED to Norway and offer our guests this bold, playful brand in such an up-and-coming area of Oslo. It’s hugely exciting to be part of this highly innovative project – the perfect fit for Radisson RED.”
Morten A. Kahrs, CEO of Norlandia Hotel Group, the owner, commented: “It’s with great pleasure and excitement that we’ve signed the agreement to bring Radisson RED to Oslo with this fantastic hotel. The property will provide guests with untraditional experiences and be built with truly innovative and sustainable solutions as key features.”