Scandic “invests massively in Western Norway”
The Nordics’ largest hotel company has signed up for a major new hotel in the centre of Stavanger in Norway. With 350 rooms and vast conference facilities, Scandic says it is positioning itself for competition in the oil city.
Scandic Stavanger City officially opened this spring. Now the hotel chain is strengthening its presence in the oil city by signing a major new hotel, Scandic Stavanger Congress, which is due to receive its first guests in 2016.
Earlier this year, Scandic bought Rica Hotels and currently has six hotels in Stavanger. Scandic Stavanger Congress, located in Tank Svilandsgate, will be the seventh and by far the biggest hotel with 350 rooms, conference facilities and a rooftop terrace with views over Stavanger harbour.
In addition to a two-floor restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre, the hotel will have a total of 15 meeting rooms, the biggest being 1,000 square metres. Total area will be 20,000 square metres.
“From being a city with a chronic shortage of hotel rooms, there are now a number of new hotels being established in Stavanger,” said Svein Arild Steen-Mevold, Scandic Norway managing director. “The city is growing fast and as the market leader it is important for Scandic to offer a wide range of hotels. In this high competition market we will be well-positioned to win.”
[image courtesy Scandic Hotels]