Now the hotel in Fredrikstad will be renovated.
Scandic Norge has just signed a five-year franchise agreement with the owners of Scandic City in Fredrikstad. The hotel will now be renovated and expanded, the Scandic chain wrote in a press release.
Scandic City has been part of the Scandic portfolio since the company acquired Rica in 2014. Located in the center of Fredrikstad, today the hotel has 110 rooms, a restaurant and bar, conference facilities and a popular cultural scene. In order to prepare the hotel for the future, both rooms and common areas are being renovated these days, and it is also planned to increase the capacity by at least 50 rooms.
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– We are very pleased to sign a new agreement with Scandic City. It’s important for us to be located in such an attractive area, and we look with excitement at all the plans they have to develop the hotel further, says Scandic Norge’s Director of Business Development, Wendel Holdner.
theR Brødrene Bøckmann AS owns the neighborhood that houses the hotel, and is responsible for the operation. Managing director Arild Bekken says they renovated ten rooms and bathrooms in the hotel before the pandemic hit. Now they are going to renovate the remaining 100 rooms and bathrooms. The renovation project also includes new doors, lock systems, and walkways.
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The press release says Scandic City will also be bigger. The goal is to build at least 50 new rooms by 2026, so that the hotel will have a total capacity of 160 rooms in the wooden town centre. Construction is expected to begin in 2024, and during both the ongoing and upcoming renovation, the hotel will be in normal operating condition.
Fredrikstad is a city in development and has taken many steps forward as a tourist destination in the past 10 years. We want to develop this fine property further, ensuring it continues to have a strong and visible position in the cityscape, says Pekin.
Scandic City is now in the process of acquiring the Swan label, and aims to finish work on it by spring. The Nordic Ecolabel is the toughest and most comprehensive environmental certification for hotels, and it differs from others in that the specific requirements are absolute.
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