Norway’s travel curator Up Norway revealed some of its top recommendations for travelers visiting Norway in 2022. Whether guests seek new hotels, activities or other offerings, Up Norway includes it all in its 2022 list.
The Estudio Herreros-designed museum opened in October 2021 and continues to draw in visitors to its stunning collection of modern and contemporary art. The museum boasts of its large collection from famed artist Edvard Munch. Some of the museum’s 2022 exhibitions will include an exploration into the world of the unconscious through artists like Salvador Dali, Auguste Rodin and Pablo Picasso, as well as a blending of music and art at the Satyricon & Munch exhibition.
The largest art museum in Scandinavia is set to open in 2022 in Oslo, featuring more than 5,000 works on opening. The museum will sit in an eco-friendly building aimed at emitting 50 percent less carbon than current standards. Each work in the museum will inspire visitors and take guests on a journey through interior design and history, blending art and architecture in one comprehensive experience.
Up Norway offers guests the opportunity to take on the Sunnmore Alps on the ultimate skiing adventure. The mountains not only offer skiers unique routes for alpine skiing, but also offer gorgeous sights of the many fjords in the area. The Ski and Sail Journey includes a private boat trip around Hjørundfjord and guided summit-to-fjord runs. Up Norway also offers an extended option for guests wanting to continue their adventures, providing an overnight stay aboard an expedition ship to different runs throughout the fjord.
Set to reopen in 2022, the Sunnfjord-based retreat offers rare views of fjord landscapes in addition to local experiences and acclaimed hospitality. Guests at Åmot Norway can embark on any number of adventures from the hotel, including guided hikes through mountains, private fly-fishing lessons and horseback riding treks through wildflower fields and hills. The hotel also offers guests the chance to go on guided kayak rides, helicopter sightseeing and salmon fishing.
Hotel Union Øye has been the chosen place to stay for kings, queens, mountaineers and explorers since 1891, and continues to provide guests with a luxurious stay in the heart of Norwegian solitude. Situated between mountains and the small hamlet of Øye, the property will increase its number of rooms, suites and villas from 29 to 46 to accommodate more guests. The hotel will open June 2022.
As part of Norway’s largest-ever preservation project, Nordic Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of Sommerro will be in September 2022. The hotel lies in one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings, the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, the city’s original electrical company. Sommerro will offer guests sweeping panoramic views of Oslo while incorporating Norway’s cultural heritage into the interior and design of the hotel. With a strong focus on eco-conscious experiences, Sommerro will be the epitome of Norwegian luxury.
Half-timbered houses cluster around old churches with needle- thin spires. Grassy paths lead into thick pine forests. Jagged, sheer-sided mountains frame peaceful Alpine meadows. Welcome to the Dolomites — 18 peaks rising to more than 10,000 feet in the northern Italian Alps — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
For the second consecutive year, Niche.com ranked The Woodlands No. 1 Best City to Live in America. Located 30 miles north of downtown Houston, the planned community sits on 28,000 tree-filled acres. A welcoming retreat from the city, the 402-room Woodlands Resort is a short drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts welcomes Inn on Fifth, located in Naples, Florida, to its portfolio of luxury and unique properties. Inn on Fifth lies in the heart of Old Naples, featuring 119 guestrooms across two buildings. The property also boasts 43 spacious suites and lies just a few minutes’ walk to a wide selection of upscale boutiques, spas, salons, art galleries, cafés and fine-dining restaurants.
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California invites visitors and locals alike to experience some of Hilton’s newest hotel openings and renovations this year. Set to debut this fall, Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton lies between Malibu, and Santa Barbara, in Oxnard, California. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and conversion, the resort will accept reservations beginning Oct. 1.
Often known as the city of sunshine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes pride in its colorful history, diverse cultures, dynamic traditions and natural beauty. But even as it celebrates its heritage, Albuquerque masters the fine art of embracing the future in the present. The result: an affordable yet vibrant Southwest city that retains its soul, keeping Albuquerque fresh yet enduring.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
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