Nordic Hotels & Resorts has opened its newest luxury hotel Sommerro, located in the heart of Frogner in Oslo’s West End.
One of Europe’s most anticipated launches of 2022, the urban retreat is set within the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company.
The hotel offers 231 rooms across six categories, from snug Loft rooms to lavish Junior and Heritage Suites, featuring opulent Art Deco details and lush textiles, including oak parquet flooring and custom-designed furnishings upholstered with 1930s Norwegian motifs.
It also features 56 branded residences, seven restaurants and bars, meeting and event spaces with capacity for up to 150 people, a 100-seat gilded theatre, a wellness space with a fully equipped gym, and the city’s first year-round rooftop pool, sauna, and terrace.
Dining options include Barramon, a Spanish tapas and wine bar, and Plah, one of the city’s most popular restaurants showcasing elevated cuisine by Norway’s “Best Thai Chef” Terje Ommundsen, which will also offer an exclusive chef’s table experience.
Ekspedisjonshallen, an all-day dining spot located in the former hall where the public once paid their electricity bills, will feature regular musical performances and a lively cocktail bar on an original sunken floor that serves drinks inspired by the Roaring Twenties. Tak Oslo is a Nordic-Japanese restaurant by award-winning Swedish chef Frida Ronge featuring hyper-local, seasonal dishes using sustainable Norwegian produce and seafood.
As Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, Sommerro upholds and enhances Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to eco-sustainability, focusing on traditional sustainable elements that prioritise the environment while also emphasising mental health and career advancement internally along with support of locally owned businesses and community initiatives.
Sommerro will be powered on 100 percent renewable energy; provide bikes for guests to rent; offer EV parking with free charging, encourage suppliers to use zero emission transport; and ban all plastic water bottles within the hotel.
The hotel has made a commitment to using quality green materials for products and services; sourcing sustainable seafood and local produce; and investing in long-lasting relationships with some of Norway’s greenest businesses.
Opening in November, Vestkantbadet, one of Norway’s last remaining public baths from 1932, has been restored to its former glory and reimagined as a subterranean urban wellness retreat, the largest of any city hotel across the Nordic countries.
In March 2023, the hotel will also open Villa Inkognito. Housed in a former private residence that dates to 1870, this 11-suite retreat is adjacent to the hotel with a private entrance and will offer the option to be rented in its entirety making it ideal for high-end board retreats.