Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market with the opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in Bystranda in the center of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, which is Nordic Ecolabelled, offers design and architecture inspired by man’s relationship with the sea.
With its newest hotel, Scandic is investing in environmentally aware design solutions. The hotel is located in the middle of town, right on the coast and next door to Aquarama, whose facilities include a fitness center, a spa and one of Norway’s largest water parks.
From the hotel, there are views of the beach, the harbor and the rest of the archipelago. The interplay between people and the sea is also reflected in the interiors, with colors inspired by the harbor in Kristiansand and the surrounding area.
Swedish interior design company Krook & Tjäder was responsible for designing the rooms and the public spaces at the new hotel.
Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda has 229 rooms with 814 beds. The standard rooms are between 162 square feet and 280 square feet, have wooden floors and an en suite bathroom with a shower. All the standard rooms are equipped with a TV with movie channels, wireless Internet access, a desk and an armchair for relaxing. Some rooms also have an iron, ironing board, safe deposit box and a sofa bed.
The new hotel has been built to meet all 110 points in Scandic’s Accessibility Standard. Twenty-three rooms are adapted for guests with special needs.
For meetings and events, the property has eight meeting rooms in different sizes with a maximum capacity of 300 people in the largest room. There is also a restaurant located on the ground floor, with large windows facing the ocean.
Scandic has its very own environmental program, which means that environmental considerations feature in all operational decisions. The new hotel in Kristiansand is also Nordic Ecolabelled, ensuring low energy consumption and good waste management.