Britannia Hotel

Trondheim, Norway

"The fjord city of Trondheim, located just sixty miles south of the Arctic Circle, is home to world’s most northerly 'grand hotel' – and WEILL’s most northerly client."

Geoffrey Weill

First opened in 1870 to welcome aristocratic Britons in search of the world’s best salmon fishing, Trondheim’s Britannia Hotel will reopen on April 1, 2019 after a multi-year $160 million-dollar renovation. The striking domed white building has welcomed distinguished guests from presidents to Nobel Prize winners, to Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, to Beyoncé and Jay-Z.


The Britannia will be a celebration of cutting-edge Norwegian and Scandinavian design and artworks. Beds are by the celebrated Swedish handmade bedmaker, Hästens. Bathrooms are a feast of Carrara marble.


The Britannia will offer 246 rooms and 11 suites, six restaurants and bars, spa, gym and indoor swimming pool. The hotel will offer guests the latest technology, TV’s concealed within mirrors, as well as amenities and lighting that are easily understood and operated.


At the heart of the Britannia will be the glass-domed Palm Court, first unveiled in 1918. The Britannia’s culinary arts are overseen by Christopher Davidsen, born in Stavanger in 1983 and Silver medal winner of the cherished Bocuse d’Or in 2017. The marble and crystal Britannia Bar is expected to become overnight Trondheim’s chicest cocktail bar and lounge. The Britannia Spa& Fitness features a large indoor pool, several saunas, five treatment rooms and personal trainers.

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