The Thief Hotel, Oslo
The Thief Hotel Oslo will be one of Norway’s newest and most exclusive hotels when it opens in January 2013. The hotel will be the first to be situated on the waterfront in Oslo and is located next to the iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum on the Oslofjord and the canals of Tjuvholmen Island. The hotel will become the perfect base to explore an upcoming European City with it’s new style of culture and exciting new architecture.
The hotel takes it’s name from the areas past, when in the 18th century it was the home to a merky underworld consisting of many thieves and prostitutes. Today the area of Tjuvholmen is home to one of Scandinavia’s most exciting urban renewal projects with the finest contemporary art, architecture and gastronomy taking over the small remote city island.
The interior décor will be a mix of upcoming local artists and beyond, all hand-picked by a world-class curator, furniture will be primarily by Norwegian design. The Thief Hotel will be a modern hotel bringing unique ways to reduce energy and improve sustainability, including the reduction of room keys by enabling access to rooms through your smart phone. The in-house Fru K Restaurant will offer a modern twist to classic Norwegian cuisine whilst still using local and organic ingredients.
If you are heading to Oslo in the near future the Thief Hotel is a must on your list, and a welcome edition to the Design Hotels stable. For more information, check out the website at www.designhotels.com/the_thief.