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Landmark home away from home in Trondheim gets £107m refurbishment
POSTED 08 Apr 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
The Britannia Hotel – once a turn-of-the-century pied-à-terre for aristocrats, Arctic explorers, and literati, has reopened in Trondheim, Norway following a £107m (US$139.5, €123.8m) overhaul.

The 148-year-old landmark features 257 newly renovated rooms and suites, as well as revamped common areas, restaurants, and leisure facilities.

The spa centre at the Britannia comprises a 200 sq m fitness room, six treatment rooms, a heated lap pool, a sauna, steam bath, ice bath, and a relaxation room.

Therapies on offer range from bespoke detox and anti-stress packages to traditional services, such as facials, waxing, and pedicures.

Interiors were rehauled by Oslo-based firm Metropolis Arkitektur and Design, who consulted with local historians to in order to best preserve the building’s unique aesthetics.

Norwegian financier Odd Reitan, who has admitted that owning the hotel was a "childhood dream" of his, was the project's primary financial backer.

The Britannia is Trondheim's oldest hotel – and one of the most grandiose hospitality venues in the Arctic Circle.

In its long-lived existence, the space has hosted an array of dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, the King of Thailand, various members of the Norwegian royal family, the adventurer Fritjof Nansen, and multiple Nobel Prize winners.

The Britannia became a member of the Leading Hotels of the World luxury brand in 2018.
Britannia offers 243 rooms and 12 suites. Credit: Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
Spa amenities include multiple treatment rooms, a spa, and a gym. Credit: Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
Oslo-based firm Metropolis Arkitekter and Design served as the project's interior decorators. Credit: Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
The hotel boasts six distinct dining concepts. Credit: Photo by Wil Lee-Wright
 


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Landmark home away from home in Trondheim gets £107m refurbishment
BY Andrew Manns

The Britannia is the oldest hotel in Trondheim.

The Britannia is the oldest hotel in Trondheim.
photo: Photo by Wil Lee-Wright

The Britannia Hotel – once a turn-of-the-century pied-à-terre for aristocrats, Arctic explorers, and literati, has reopened in Trondheim, Norway following a £107m (US$139.5, €123.8m) overhaul.

The 148-year-old landmark features 257 newly renovated rooms and suites, as well as revamped common areas, restaurants, and leisure facilities.

The spa centre at the Britannia comprises a 200 sq m fitness room, six treatment rooms, a heated lap pool, a sauna, steam bath, ice bath, and a relaxation room.

Therapies on offer range from bespoke detox and anti-stress packages to traditional services, such as facials, waxing, and pedicures.

Interiors were rehauled by Oslo-based firm Metropolis Arkitektur and Design, who consulted with local historians to in order to best preserve the building’s unique aesthetics.

Norwegian financier Odd Reitan, who has admitted that owning the hotel was a "childhood dream" of his, was the project's primary financial backer.

The Britannia is Trondheim's oldest hotel – and one of the most grandiose hospitality venues in the Arctic Circle.

In its long-lived existence, the space has hosted an array of dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, the King of Thailand, various members of the Norwegian royal family, the adventurer Fritjof Nansen, and multiple Nobel Prize winners.

The Britannia became a member of the Leading Hotels of the World luxury brand in 2018.



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