Anyone traveling to Norway on business? We have good news! After four years and a $160 million renovation, the Britannia is open for business. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, Britannia is a mainstay in Norway’s luxury hotel offerings.
After the much-anticipated grand reopening, Britannia’s 246 guestrooms and 11 suites still boast the same idyllic surroundings of central Norway’s fjords in the city Trondheim, but with all-new interiors and services.
Originally opened in 1870, Britannia was due for a makeover. Once vacation accommodations for local aristocracy seeking some of the world’s best salmon fishing (as the region sits just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle), the new-and-improved palace hotel offers the same 150-year-old charm, but with 21st-century technology, upgraded amenities and beautiful Norwegian and Scandinavian design and art.
The new Britannia Spa features a heated indoor pool, six treatment rooms, multiple saunas, an ice bath, relaxation room, Jacuzzi, fitness center and infrared cabin.
For the foodies in the group, the hotel offers a list of high-end bars and restaurants, including The Palm Court, the glass-domed café once the place-to-be for Trondheim society; Speilsalen, the fixed-course, fine-dining establishment; Jonathan Grill, a casual dining option; the Britannia Bar, the ultra-chic cocktail bar and lounge; and Vinbaren, a wine bar serving from the hotel’s 8,000-bottle cellar.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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