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Scandic will open a hotel in a new transport hub

Scandic Hotels has signed an agreement for a new 220-room hotel in Ski, outside Oslo, Norway, scheduled to open in 2026.

Housed in a 15-story mixed-use building, the hotel will include meeting rooms and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Ski, which is set to become a transportation hub when the new Follo (Follobanen) high-speed rail line ) will open in December .

The hotel will be centrally located next to the new Follobanen railway, which is expected to halve the journey time between Ski and Oslo, from 22 to 11 minutes.

Scandic Hotels Norway director Asle Prestegard said the deal “will strengthen our position in the rapidly developing region around Oslo and at the same time create an exciting new meeting place for people who live and work. in the city”. .

“We see great potential for hotels in public transport hubs,” added Morten Austestad, director of development at Bane NOR Eiendom, the real estate arm of Norway’s state-owned railway company. “With Scandic, we are developing a hotel that will have high environmental performance and we are extremely pleased to have Ski added to the list of cities where we are setting up hotels.”

Like most Scandic hotels, the property will be eco-certified under the new, stricter Nordic Ecolabel environmental requirements, which include the use of eco-labeled products and chemicals, 100% renewable electricity, zero single-use disposable products, reduced water consumption. , a climate-friendly menu and reduced food waste. It will also be built in accordance with the BREEAM environmental and technical standard.

Scandic is the Nordics largest hotel operator with over 280 hotels in operation and under development in over 130 destinations. The company currently operates 19 hotels with a total of 4,211 rooms in and around Oslo.