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The Sommerro is set to take Oslo’s luxury hotel scene by storm

1. June 2021

by Varun Sharma

Due to open in September 2022, this 242 rooms & suites hotel promises to offer guests the finest hospitality experience in Oslo. Located in the fashionable Frogner district, the Sommerro aims to bring exemplary service, innovative facilities & amenities, and international luxury hotel standards to Norway’s capital city. With Oslo currently enjoying only three truly world-class properties, the Sommerro will be a welcome addition to its hotel inventory. 

Originally home to Oslo’s electric company, the Sommerro is crafting an uber-designed contemporary product while still retaining the elegance and grace of the 1930s Art Deco building in which it lives.

LPO Architecs and GRECODECO have been tasked with creating a contemporary product while retaining the style of the 1930s Art Deco building (Photo: Sommerro / Chris Aadland)

The main hotel offers 231 rooms & suites while the Sommerro also owns the adjacent Villa Inkognito - that adds a further 11 rooms & suites. It is envisaged that the Villa will be booked by large families or companies looking for privacy while still enjoying the facilities of the main hotel. 

Villa Inkognito sits to the right side of the main hotel building and will add a further 11 rooms and suites to the Sommerro (Photo: Sommerro)

All guests can expect beautifully designed and crafted rooms filled with comfortable and comforting furnishings. Bathrooms will be substantial, practical but feel palatial - dominated by swathes of marble, mirrors, deep bathtubs, and sizeable showers. 

Expect beautifully designed and crafted rooms at the Sommerro (Photo: Sommerro / Lars Petter Pettersen)

Guestrooms will start at 19 square metres for a Loft Room to an impressive 150 square metres for a Heritage Suite.  

Bathrooms have been designed to be spacious and practical but with a palatial feel (Photo: Sommerro / Lars Petter Pettersen)

In its quest to be appointed the city’s premier hotel address, the Sommerro will feature a roof-top swimming pool and sauna that will be open all year-round – enjoying unparalleled, panoramic views of the city and be the first of its kind in Oslo.

The Sommerro will feature a roof-top swimming pool - the first of its kind in Oslo (Illustration: Sommerro / GrecoDeco)

The Sommerro will also have four restaurants, two bars, a spa with sixteen treatment rooms, sauna, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, twelve meeting rooms, theatre and music venue.

Artist's impression of the Ekspedisjonshallen Brasserie & Bar (Illustration: Sommerro / GrecoDeco)

While the hotel is aiming to attract discerning national and international premium travellers, it is also hoping that locals will use the facilities and share in its success. 

The Sommerro will feature a roof-top bar and restaurant  (Illustration: Sommerro / LPA Architects)

The hotel is co-owned by famed Norwegian hotelier Petter Stordalen, who also owns Oslo’s celebrated The Thief hotel. The owners have a clear vision for the Sommerro. “We are excited to bring one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings back to life. We wanted to create a hotel that will bridge the concepts of hospitality and design and serve as an open house for the local community and the visiting creative scene” comments Stordalen. 

Petter Stordalen looks forward to welcoming discerning travellers to enjoy the historic swimming pool that dates from 1932 (Photo: Sommerro / Chris Aadland)


The Sommerro will be available in the BusinessClass.com hotel search as soon as rooms are released for booking.

Guestrooms will start at 19 square metres for a Loft Room (Photo: Sommerro / Lars Petter Pettersen)

Top photo by Sommerro / Lars Petter Pettersen