WHY IT RATES: The new 810-room Clarion Hotel The Hub will prioritize sustainability while rewarding guests with thoughtful design, art and architecture as well as multiple unique dining experiences that include an in-house bakery.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is pleased to announce the opening of the largest hotel in its portfolio—the Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo, Norway. The hotel offers 810 rooms, unique design, two bars, and a premium rooftop restaurant with stunning views in the heart of Norway’s capital city.
“Clarion Hotel The Hub is a destination for those seeking creativity, inspiration, and enriching experiences in the center of Oslo. This is the largest hotel in the city, but it still curates a warm atmosphere, with people who are passionate about diversity, sustainability and going the extra mile for guests,” said the hotel’s General Manager Andre Schreiner.
Sustainability in its DNA
Sustainability is an important part of the property’s profile, as evidenced by its selection of energy efficient materials, systems and daily operations. For example, the hotel is the first in the Nordic region to use smart elevators. It is also home to the biggest rooftop meadow in Scandinavia, encompassing 200 square meters, which has been named GrowHub; the vegetables, herbs and edible flowers from the meadow are incorporated into the Clarion Hotel The Hub’s food and beverage offerings.
A meeting place for cultural experiences
Underscoring its commitment to sustainability and community, the Clarion Hotel The Hub deliberately incorporates pure, fresh ingredients into each of its menus. The hotel offers guests several unique dining experiences, including:
An in-house bakery and patisserie, serving premium coffee and sweet treats.
Two distinct bars, Hub Bar and Bon Bon Bar. Located on the hotel’s ground floor, Hub Bar provides guests and locals with ample meeting space and a menu featuring coffee, smoothies and lactose-free yogurt in the morning, salads and sandwiches during lunch and wine tastings in the evening. Situated on the rooftop, Bon Bon Bar offers patrons sophisticated cocktails made using Nordic spirits and herbs sourced from GrowHub.