Oslo’s Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel completes renovation

The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment of its entire 44-year-old property.

Radisson says it marks its “biggest-ever renovation programme in the Nordics”.

The 22-floor hotel near the city’s Royal Palace has revamped its restaurant, lobby, guest rooms and event spaces, as well as the popular Summit Bar on the 21st floor.

‘Norwegian tapas’ restaurant 26 North Restaurant and Social Club has opened on the ground floor, led by Australian chef Scott Ferguson.

Local firm Snøhetta has redesigned the Summit Bar, meeting rooms have been refreshed and event spaces have been extended to allow space for 1,200 guests on one floor.

General Manager Tomi Meriläinen commented:

“We are very proud of our renewed and transformed hotel. Here business travellers have all they need for the perfect meeting and leisure guests who are here to get the best Oslo experience can enjoy Nordic cuisine in 26 North Restaurant and Social Club, the international style Summit Bar and a swimming pool to relax and enjoy.

“Today the hotel looks better, the food tastes better and the service level has improved. Our talented and experienced team offers Scandinavian friendliness and outstanding service in perfect harmony. We strive on being Scandinavian by heart and international by style.”

The Radisson Blu Royal Viking hotel in Stockholm reopened this year following a complete renovation.

Radisson said it is spending €110 million on refurbishments of its hotels in the region.

Other properties set for upgrades include the Radisson Blu Nydalen Hotel and Radisson Blu Plaza in Oslo, the Radisson Blu Atlantic in Stavanger and the Radisson Blu in Tromsø.