140 rooms, a restaurant, a café and a rooftop terrace.
Despite the presence of all major chains in the city, developer Eric Olsen chose to invest in developing hotels in the city.
Kristiansund is growing, and the Kristiansund campus is under construction. There is also significant business development and cultural investment in the form of a new opera building. In addition, there is a lot of activity in the oil industry.
– There is a very good hotel market in Kristiansund, and we are one of the cities in Norway highest occupancy rate. We will have a new, great hotel located downtown in the city center, and we will be a strong player in the competition for guests,” Olsen wrote in an SMS to Hotellmagasinet.
The project area is 6000-8000 square meters, and the hotel will contain about 140 rooms. Olesen hopes to have worked out most of the details surrounding the project before the year begins.
We hope to reach agreements with relevant actors within a short period of time. No final timetable has been set. We will develop this in collaboration with a development partner, and have not decided who or on what basis. As he writes further, we will conclude agreements with the contractor and operators of the hotel.
In other words, it is not clear who will run the hotel, but several players in the hotel industry have expressed interest, according to Olesen.
– He writes: – I do not exclude that we will conclude an agreement with a chain already represented in the city.
Architectural firm Krook & Tjäder Arkitekter AS was commissioned to design the city’s new hotel (see more images at the bottom of the text). They have been working on the project for a year. Old downtown farms worthy of preservation will be linked together and converted into hotels.
Frame permission was granted without regulation.
Project evolution over time. There has been good cooperation with the municipality, the county council, politicians and residents – many of them are enthusiastic about the project, Jan-Christian Borgen, professional director of Krook & Tjäder Arkitekter AS, tells Hotellmagasinet.
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