New Norway Clarion is largest Choice property

Choice Hotels International has opened the largest hotel in its portfolio: the Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo, Norway. The property has 810 guestrooms, two bars, an in-house bakery and a rooftop restaurant with views of Norway's capital city.

"This is the largest hotel in the city, but it still curates a warm atmosphere," the hotel's GM, Andre Schreiner, said in a statement. Mark Pearce, SVP of the international division, Choice Hotels, noted that the company has worked with Nordic Choice for several years on 20 hotels across Scandinavia. The company owns 20 Clarion hotels across the region and is officially Choice's master partner in the Scandinavian region, developing, marketing and supporting Choice's brands in those territories. 

It currently owns, manages or franchises more than 180 properties representing more than 30,000 rooms. Their portfolio consists of Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Ascend Hotel Collection-branded hotels, and the company has plans to open several other hotels under the Choice Hotels umbrella throughout the region in the next year.