Stokmarknes in Vesterålen, Norway finally gets a brand-new hotel. And finally, Petter Stordalen’s company Strawberry can establish itself in Vesterålen. The hotel opens its doors on 30 June 2023! Learn more about the new hotel in the heart of extraordinary natural treasures in Norway.
Quality Hotel Richard With will be the leading conference hotel in the region, with meeting rooms and a conference hall with space for 150 people. The hotel also houses the restaurant 1893, named after Hurtigruta’s first voyage, and in front of the hotel guests can use a floating sauna while enjoying the view. On 30 June, the hotel will be completely ready, and hotel director Yngve Skog Rodal has invited the locals to a party.
The Quality Hotel™ Richard With has a fabulous location right by the water’s edge in Stokmarknes right in the heart of Norway’s Vesterålen district, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The hotel provides the perfect starting point to explore the wonders of Northern Norway. With magical views and exquisite food inspired by local culinary traditions, this is the ideal place to plan a trip, be it for business or pleasure! This hotel offers so much more than just a place to stay.
“The location of the new Quality Hotel Richard With could not be better. Here you can see the Lofoten Wall, northern lights, midnight sun and a sparkling beautiful sea, and in addition this is the perfect starting point for fantastic activities, whether with family or colleagues,” says an enthusiastic Petter Stordalen about the new hotel in Stokmarknes.
The hotel fuses into the sea, being located right by the water’s edge and just a stone’s throw from the Hurtigruten Museum. Despite this immense natural setting, Stokmarknes Airport is just 8 minutes from the hotel, meaning that it’s easy to get here, even for those living further afield. If you’ve ever seen a documentary about Northern Norway or read an article about this unique landscape, you’ll be able to imagine yourself in this setting. Imagine yourself on a fishing boat with saltwater spraying in your hair as you gaze out over the horizon trying to catch glimpses of whales or eagles.
Maybe you’ll glide through the glistening sea on a kayak or head up to the nearest mountain top? Regardless of your preferences for adventure, you’re certain to have magical experiences here that will last a lifetime…and probably tempt you back! Vesterålen is a great starting point for exploring the extraordinary natural treasures that Norway has to offer!
“Anyone who wants to see the new hotel is most welcome to the folk festival on 30 June. We offer popcorn, soft ice cream, screenings, meals and fun activities, and one of my colleagues also plan to offer a director’s plunge from the floating sauna,” says managing director Rodal.
The 8-storey Quality Hotel™ Richard With will be Vesterålen’s largest hotel and forms part of the lovely harbor promenade in Stokmarknes. This will be the ideal venue for both big and small events with flexible meeting facilities and fabulous experiences that await.
The hotel will become an important cornerstone business in Stokmarknes with close to 50 employees, and Rodal says that the reception locally has been outstanding.
“It has been incredibly motivating for us with all the support we experience locally. Now we must pay back and give Vesterålen what they have long deserved. We will help define Vesterålen as a destination, and I am looking forward to the continuation,” concludes Rodal.
New Hotel in the Heart of Extraordinary Natural Treasures in Norway, based on a press release from Quality Hotel Richard With.
Feature image (on top): Photo: Bjørn Eide