Norway's Britannia hotel emerges from renovation

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The Britannia in Trondheim, Norway, reopened April 1.
The Britannia in Trondheim, Norway, reopened April 1.

After a four-year, $160 million renovation, Norway's Britannia hotel www.britannia.no marked its reopening April 1.

A member of Leading Hotels of the World, the 246-room, 11-suite property is located in Trondheim, a city about 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Norway's third-longest fjord.

Opened in 1870, the hotel features the new Britannia Spa with a heated indoor pool, six treatment rooms, saunas, ice bath, relaxation room, Jacuzzi, gym and infrared cabin.

The property's six restaurants are overseen by Bocuse d'Or silver medal winner Christopher Davidsen and include the glass-domed Palmehaven; Speilsalen, the fixed-course, fine dining restaurant; Jonathan Grill for casual dining; the Britannia Bar, a cocktail bar and lounge; and Vinbaren, a wine bar with an 8,000-bottle cellar.

The hotel, which is owned by Norwegian billionaire Odd Reitan, was renovated with architects at Per Knudsen and interior designers Linda Gram Egede-Nissen and Hanne Gathe at Metropolis Interior Architects, Oslo.

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