EDITION Hotels has announced that the Reykjavik EDITION will finally open its doors on 9 November, giving event planners a new luxury five-star option in the popular incentive destination.
Perched harbour side, against impressive mountain views, the hotel boasts an enviable location in the heart of the city. It’s adjacent to Harpa, the city’s iconic concert hall and conference centre, and just minutes from Laugavegur, the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik.
The striking property offers 253 rooms, a signature restaurant and nightclub, wellness concept and meeting and event spaces.
The lobby lounge features a central open-flame fireplace which is the hearth of the space, surrounded by seating and custom-made furniture. Accessible from the lobby, the ground floor is also home to Tides, the signature restaurant with private dining room, and café with homemade baked goods, and Tölt, an intimate bar that takes its cues from The London EDITION’s award-winning Punch Room.
Tides, which has an outdoor terrace and its own waterfront entrance, is led by Gunnar Karl Gíslason – the chef behind Dill, Reykjavik’s much-celebrated New Nordic Michelin-starred restaurant. For lunch and dinner, Gíslason serves modern Icelandic cuisine, with subtle hints of traditional cooking methods, focused on seasonal local products and the highest quality of global ingredients mainly cooked over an open fire.
The Roof is located on the hotel’s 7th floor and offers panoramic mountain, North Atlantic Ocean and old town vistas. A versatile space that can be divided by a glass door for private events, it is the perfect spot to enjoy the endless bright summer evenings as well as the magical northern lights in the colder months.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open onto a large wrap-around seasonal outdoor terrace, scattered with comfortable seating and a large fire pit, while the all-black interiors create a discreet background that doesn’t detract from the views.
The Reykjavik EDITION offers modern meeting and event spaces, including flexible studios, a boardroom with natural light, and a grand ballroom with pre-function space. The flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling glass windows accommodates up to 448 guests. It can be divided into two separate spaces, while large glass doors are wide enough to accommodate a car.
The lower ground floor is home to Sunset, opening later this year, a cool underground night spot with a state-of-the-art sound system and theatrical lighting. Sunset can be divided into three spaces with access from the hotel and Harpa square.