Norway’s Capital of Hotels


Already on Choice ‘s summer party earlier this year Petter A. Stordalen, owner and chairman of Nordic Choice Hotels, disclosed plans, even though they were not yet confirmed: There will be a new Choice hotel in the Stavanger region.

Clarion Hotel, Stavanger Airport

In 2016, the hotel chain offers 290 new rooms at Sola Airport. The hotel will be baptized Clarion Hotel Air – Stavanger Airport.

Petter Stordalen

– In the 1950s Stavanger was called Norway’s “capital of canned food .” In the 1970s , the city was called “Norway’s petrolium capital ” . I hereby baptize Stavanger to the “capital of hotels”, said Petter A. Stordalen in a statement.


The new hotel, among the many hotels in Norway, with its 290 rooms and 1,500 square meters of conference facilities will become visible in the landscape . The hotel’s architecture reflects the region’s nature. The construction is a cross between the flat agricultural landscape and the towering waves by Sola’s coastline.

The first floor will be built as a glass atrium with ten feet ceilings. 51 of the rooms will be superior and suites, three of which will be located on the top floor. There, guests will have access to a 75 square meter roof terrace with stunning sea views westwards.

Clarion Hotel Air – Stavanger Airport is the third Clarion Hotel in Stavanger. Clarion Hotels will by 2016 thus be represented in the center of Stavanger, at Stavanger Forum and at Sola Airport. It will be the eighth Nordic Choice Hotel in the region. The company has no plans to slow down its pace, and has plans for more hotels in the city.

– Rogaland is strategically important to us, and Nordic Choice will continue to put a proper footprint in Rogaland. With an unique location right on the terminal, the Clarion Hotel Air – Stavanger Airport will be a significant contribution to the choice of hotels in the city, says Torgeir Silseth , CEO of Nordic Choice Hotels.

Anne Kristine Rugland Thulin and Brit KS Rugland, representing the developer Utsola AS, a part of the real estate investment group Stavanger Investering AS, say:

– The hotel will be located in close proximity to the airport, and in an exciting and dynamic area of business and wealth creation. We have good experience with our cooperation with Nordic Choice Hotels through Clarion Hotel Stavanger, and look forward to developing this further.

Feature image (on top) Stavanger, Photo by Lasse Tur


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