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  • First Hotel to open in Bergen, Norway

    Daniel Fountain
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    A First Hotel, which will be used mainly for meetings and conferences, is to open in Bergen in Norway, at Airport Flesland. Building work is planned to commence around the beginning of 2011. The First Hotel Flesland will offer large and modern conference facilities with a capacity of up to 700 people, together with 248 rooms spread over approximately 12,000sqm.

    In addition, the hotel will have its own restaurant and fitness centre, as well as a parking facility. The hotel is scheduled for completion during the course of 2012, in good time for the opening of the new airport terminal at Flesland in 2013.

    Simen Haare, the VP business development manager at First Hotels said he believed the business and travel sectors in Bergen and Western Norway were currently experiencing growth. He said that they think that the development will provide further impetus when the new terminal building is in place in 2013.

    First Hotels has used the First Hotel G in Gothenburg as a reference for First Hotel Flesland. The architecture of the new hotel at Flesland will be inspired by the ambient nature.

    The hotel and surrounding area will be characterised by large, glass surfaces, together with wood and stone features. The consultant architects are Halvorsen & Reine AS. BGO Bygg AS are the owners of the new development at Flesland and Stephane Bergfald Trotta.

    Betonmast Bygg will be the project’s main contractor. First Hotels is previously represented in Bergen town centre by the First Hotel Marin at Bryggen.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.02.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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