The large new conference hotel will be in an area earmarked for waterside urban redevelopment in the city.
Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement to operate what will be Trondheim’s biggest conference hotel, with 425 rooms and conference facilities covering close to 4,000 m2.
The new hotel in the Nyhavna area of the city is expected to open in 2022. The lease agreement was signed with the property management companies Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom.
“Establishing Trondheim’s largest hotel will create an attractive meeting place for the city’s inhabitants and visitors alike,” thinks Svein Arild Steen-Mevold, managing director of Scandic Hotels Norway.
“Trondheim has great potential as a conference destination, in part because of its location ‘in the middle of Norway’ and its excellent air connections to other parts of the country.”
New urban space
Nyhavna is an area around the port that is currently under redevelopment. Once characterised by industry, now the focus is on housing and business.
Scandic says that it will be a new neighbourhood that offers a unique heritage and proximity to the water, and the new hotel will be “a central meeting place for leisure travellers and conference guests alike”.
“Nyhavna has the potential to become a vibrant, attractive area in Trondheim and a beautiful new hotel here will get the urban development off to a flying start,” says Petter Eiken, administrative director at Bane NOR Eiendom.
Meanwhile, Terje Haugan, business developer at Utstillingsplassen Eiendom, commented that “Scandic and Utstillingsplassen have a history of successful collaboration when it comes to developing new hotels.
We are very pleased to be part of the new hotel in the Nyhavna area, which is the next big area to be developed in Trondheim.”