HOTEL DESCRIPTION: The Grand Hotel has been the talk of the town since the days of playwright Henrik Ibsen. Among our regular guests, you will find heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and other well-known figures in the fields of business and entertainment. We know that you will feel at home here, too. Welcome to Oslo and welcome to the Grand Hotel. The Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1874. The Louis XVI revival style building, with its hint of Nordic art nouveau and characteristic clock tower from 1913, is right on Karl Johans gate, Oslo's main street, and stands as a symbol of a first-class hotel with tradition, atmosphere and style. The hotel has been extended and modernized over the years, and today, the Grand Hotel has 290 rooms, including 52 suites, 15 conference rooms, and a number of restaurants and bars. It is a modern meeting place for people from around the world in the center of Norway's capital. It's right where you want to be! SHOW
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: Most hotels offer comfortable rooms. At the Grand Hotel, guests can enjoy a special ambience created over many generations of hospitality. All the elegantly appointed rooms have en-suite baths, most with bathtubs. In addition, each room has a TV, a telephone with a direct outside line, a trouser press, a hairdryer, air-conditioning and a mini-bar. Half of the rooms are reserved for non-smokers, and many also have parquet floors.
The 52 suites at the Grand Hotel are individually decorated and equipped with every luxury. Many have their own special names. Each year, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize stays at the Nobel Suite on the second floor and traditionally walks out onto the balcony to wave at the cheering crowd gathered on the sidewalk below. The Grand Hotel can accommodate almost any demand or desire, and our suites have been the natural choice of heads of state, captains of industry, as well as film and pop stars from around the world. Our guests have all the hotel's resources at their disposal, and meetings and receptions can be held in many of the suites.
HOTEL FACILITIES: Our principal restaurant is the famous Grand Café, steeped in tradition on one of the city's great meeting places since Ibsen's day. Today, the Grand Café is a breakfast restaurant, a hectic and popular lunch venue for busy businesss people, and an "in" place in the evening. It is both popular and elegant at the same time. The Grand Café Bar & Lounge are perfect for pre-theatre drinks and a snack afterwards.
Pastry chef Julius Fritzner opened the Grand Hotel in 1874. Today, more than 125 years later, the hotel's restaurant for fine dining bears his name - Restaurant Julius Fritzner. Guests sit in beautiful surroundings and can enjoy seasonal menus accompanied by the most exquisite wines from the hotel's wine cellar. The restaurant is one of Norway's best.
Palmen (The Palm Court) is one of Oslo's most traditional lunch restaurants, with a comfortable, informal ambience under its lovely glass roof. At Palmen you can enjoy a cup of coffee with the best cakes in the house. Sandwiches and small meals are served throughout the day, and there is bar service in the evening.
The Etoile Bar, on the top floor, offers fabulous views over the entire city, and an outdoorterrace overlooking the neighbouring Parliament building, Karl Johans Gate and Studenterlunden. Her you can also enjoy a light lunch made "á la minute". In the evening, the Etoile is a popular and lively bar.
There's something very special about arranging a banquet at the Grand Hotel. Everything from an elegant reception for guests in the foyer, musicians lining the stairs up to the beautifully decorated banquet rooms, well-prepared food served with precision by professional staff, to the clinking of glasses and the conversation of the guests, perhaps accompanied by some light music, can make time stand still for a little while. Banquets and balls have been held at the Grand Hotel for more than 100 years. Tradition is important at the Grand Hotel. It's part of our heritage. Speilen (the Mirror Room) can accommodate up to 320 guests. This wonderful room is a perfect balance between modern luxury and the historic atmosphere of Grand's past. With the addition of the Rococo Room, tables can be arranged for up to 560 guests, or up to 750 guests can be accommodated for a reception.
The Grand Hotel is a meeting place in more ways than one. Both Norwegian and international participants come here to meet and confer - either for an exclusive interview, an important board meeting or to listen to eminent speakers. We make sure that both participants and arrangers are satisfied in every way. That many choose the Grand Hotel for their arrangements is a vote of confidence for us, and we do our utmost to live up to your expectations - from the very beginning to the post-event evaluation. We can make special arrangements in connection with meetings, courses, conferences, campaigns or celebrations in our many different meeting rooms, all with modern audio-visual equipment. We have 15 of them, with capacities ranging from 4 to 300. Some prefer to hold meetings in one of our elegant suites, while others choose the Rococo Room. A business center, as well as a secretarial office with conference hosts, is at your disposal to make everything run smoothly for both hosts and participants.
The Lobby at the Grand Hotel has welcomed numerous heads of state, world famous artists, Nobel prizewinners and other celebrities. This is the heart of the hotel, where guests come for assistance and information about the world both inside and outside the venerable walls of the hotel.
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