NORWAY: Scandic Hotels, Norway’s largest hotel operator, has signed an agreement for a new 220-room hotel in Ski, just outside Oslo.
The hotel will be part of Norway’s new environmental requirements and guidelines from Nordic Ecolabel.
This means the hotel will have to use ecolabeled products and chemicals as well as 100 per cent renewable energy.
The hotel will reject any products using single-use disposables, and will be reducing its water consumption.
There will be a “climate-friendly” menu and reduced food waste.
The rooms at the new hotel will be designed with the circular economy in mind and parts of the room interiors will be environmentally certified or made from recycled materials, most of which can be reused or recycled during renovations.
The property will also be constructed according to a high environmental and technical standard with the goal to be certified according to BREEM Excellent, one of the highest levels in environmental certification for buildings.
Asle Prestegard, head of Scandic Hotels Norway said: “We are very happy to have had this opportunity to open a new Scandic hotel in Ski. This agreement will strengthen our position in the region surrounding Oslo, which is undergoing rapid development, and at the same time create an exciting new meeting place for people who live and work in the city.”
The hotel is expected to be completed in 2026.
The hotel company recently opened Scandic Helsinki Hub in Finland which also adhered to the principles of sustainable development with many of the hotels original elements being preserved. The hotel achieved the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with more than 280 hotels in operation and under development in more than 130 destinations. The company currently operates 19 hotels with a total of 4,211 rooms in and around Oslo.