Scandic Hotels signs its third hotel in Tromso
Scandic is set to open a third hotel in Tromso, Norway, meeting the demand of a growing leisure segment.
The new property in Tromso’s new Vervet district will be built with sustainability as its focus.
A growing hotel scene
Scandic Hotels has announced the signing of a long-term lease agreement with the property owner Totaleiendom AS to open a new hotel in the Vervet area, which is currently being built on the waterfront of downtown Tromso.
On opening in 2025, this 305-room, 12-storey hotel will join Scandic two other hotels in the city, which have a total of 390 rooms between them. Facilities within the new hotel are to include a restaurant, sky bar, rooftop terrace and meeting facilities.
“This fantastic hotel will consolidate our position as a leading hotel operator in Northern Norway and not least in a growing Tromso,” said Asle Prestegard, head of Scandic Hotels Norway.
“We already have two well-established hotels in the city, and our new hotel in this new district will be an attractive meeting place that will strengthen our hotel offering for leisure travellers in a region where we see that demand for hotels is increasing.”
Sustainability is a focus for this forthcoming hotel with plans to attain a BREEAM environmental certification rating of Excellent. Guests staying here will have access to an underground garage that’s equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles.
The property will add to a growing hospitality scene catering for international leisure travellers visiting the city known for Northern Lights, cruises and mountain tourism.
“So far, Vervet has been a great success and we’ve managed to create a high level of activity in the district,” said Ørjan Ånesen, property manager for Totaleiendom AS. “With the establishment of this unique hotel, we hope to take further steps forward.”
“We aim to give something back to the residents of Tromso in everything we do, and adding another Scandic hotel to Tromso will make the Vervet area even more dynamic.”
Construction of the new hotel is set to begin at the end of 2022. Spanning as much as 16,500 sq m, this will be the largest hotel in Northern Norway.
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