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New Luxury Hotel Sommerro brings art deco glam to Oslo

With its world-class culture, rich art scene, and striking architecture, the vibrant Norwegian capital of Oslo has quickly become the cultural epicentre of Northern Europe. Now travellers will soon have a new ultra-stylish retreat to immerse themselves in all the city has to offer with the opening of Sommerro on September 1. The rebirth of a 1930s landmark in Frogner, the hotel is set to be Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, occupying the former headquarters of the capital city’s electrical company, Oslo Lysverker, in the midst of the city’s booming cultural scene.

Located within a 25 minutes walk from many of Oslo’s most popular hotspots, Sommerro will be a luxurious, modern tribute to Norwegian cultural heritage. Guests will be in awe over every thoughtful touch, from the Norse furniture motifs inspired by local artists and the giant wall frescos by Per Krohg to the distinct and unique local flavours found at each of the hotel’s seven restaurants and bars. Adding its own spark to the city, guests will enjoy the grandeur of Sommerro’s custom furnishings and artwork contrasted with a sleek new modern rooftop space that includes TAK Oslo, a Nordic-Japanese restaurant helmed by chef Frida Ronge, a sauna, and the only year-round rooftop pool in the city with some of the best views across Oslo. Built on Frogner’s classic and creative neighbourhood spirit, Sommerro will be an open and inspiring house for all, where visitors and locals alike can gather together for a dynamic range of immersive programming and activities, including a live musical residency with jazz musician and composer Maren Selvaag, inspired by the flourishing music scene of the 1930s; an extensive art collection curated by Sune Nordgren; the largest wellbeing space of any city hotel across the Nordic countries; a collaboration with KOK featuring electric sauna boat trips on nearby fjords; and more.

In addition to this sleek new Art Deco accommodation offering opening in September, the city is also experiencing a surge in new museums, art galleries, restaurants, theatres, and shops, including – but not limited to – the new National Museum and Munch Museum, further solidifying Oslo as one of the hottest destinations to visit this autumn.


  • The National Museum Set to become one of the most significant cultural venues in Scandinavia, The National Museum is a must-see stop on any Oslo itinerary this autumn. Opened this past June, it has the distinction of being the largest museum in the Nordics, with more than 80 rooms showcasing old and contemporary Norwegian and international art, architecture, design, and crafts. In addition to arranging private guided tours of art deco artwork in the museum, Sommerro will offer guests a unique glimpse into the life and work of celebrated Norwegian artist Per Krohg with hosted show-rounds by museum curators. Krohg’s artwork adorns the hotel’s interiors, including a giant wall fresco in Ekspedisjonshallen, the hotel’s all-day dining room. There is also an original ceiling mural illustrating life before the wonders of electricity in one of the heritage meeting and events rooms, as well as a glorious mosaic wall, which can be found in the original public baths.


  • Munch Museum Transforming Oslo’s skyline with its striking tower design, the Munch Museum opened its doors in October 2021 and celebrates the legacy of the most important artist in Norway’s history, Edvard Munch. Famous for painting “The Scream,” Munch left the city one of the world’s largest collections of works by a single artist. The museum is also home to the collections of Rolf Stenersen, Amaldus Nielsen, and Ludvig O. Ravensberg, providing insight into a unique period of art history extending over almost 100 years.

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