Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway has decided to open its doors to guests after undergoing 44 days of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The property is expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 29. The hotel had to close down as a result of the coronavirus outbreak on March 16.
Mikael Forselius, Managing Director, Britannia hotel said in a statement that the hotel has seen a lot in its 150-year history. He mentioned that it has survived two World Wars and the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 hence it is prepared to face the challenges posed by the coronavirus. He shared that the hotel is thrilled to reopen its doors as spring brightens up Norway’s third-largest city.
The Britannia hotel opened in 1870 and served as a home to British aristocrats coming to Trondheim for salmon fishing. It offers accommodation of 257 rooms and a separate Speilsalen restaurant. In April 2019, the property underwent a four-year $160 million renovation to debut a new look that would appeal to a new generation of affluent travelers. In February this year, the restaurant and its chef, Christopher Davidsen, received a Michelin star for its multi-course tasting menu.
However, the hotel will follow a set of limitations and controls after it reopens to the public. All guests would be asked to pre-book accommodations, restaurant reservations, and spa treatments. In the upcoming term, the hotel will only be open from Wednesday morning to Sunday afternoon. Restaurants and bars on the property will also be open for short hours, while the spa will only be open to pre-booked treatments.