RPW Design completes stylish re-design for Hotel Continental Oslo

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    The Hotel Continental Oslo, one of Norway’s most sought after five-star hotels, has recently undergone a complete re-design.Hotel Continental Oslo is Norway’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World Group. The hotel is over 100 years old, first opening in 1900, and has been in the same family for over four generations.

    The refurbishment of the interiors comprises a sensitive re-design of the hotel’s public areas and 155 guestrooms, bringing the interiors into the 21st century whilst respecting the style of the historic property.

    As Jan Wilson, Managing Director of RPW, explains “Our design bridges the gap between the much valued historic, traditional architecture and the client aspiration for a clean, contemporary and very Scandinavian concept.”

    “The light palette of colours, textures and fabrics were all carefully selected to reflect this aspiration. The use of metallic, silver and pearl tones gives the interiors the lightness so necessary in dark northern latitudes whilst also creating a sense of tranquillity and warmth.”

    This concept has been continued through to the public areas with the addition of yellow and gold feature fabrics and wall finishes on a light pearl palette whose elements complement the stylish grandeur of the building. The design also makes use of the Continental’s existing collection of antique furniture and art that has been acquired through the generations of owners.

    “The hotel has been the venue of choice for important events in so many Norwegian lives since 1900 and we were keen to ensure that our design and choice of materials reflected the gravitas of the spaces and their use” adds Elizabeth Lane, Director or Projects at RPW.

    “We wanted to reinforce the hotel’s prestige as a Nordic jewel with emphasis on luxury and individual finishing touches which would complement the existing quality of this 5-star property. The elegance that is lacking in so much contemporary design was the key objective from start to finish.”

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    Daniel Fountain / 18.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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