From the iPad check in to the hotel’s very own art collection, often borrowed from the neighbouring modern art museum, every part of your stay is carefully curated. In between, you’ll enjoy a rooftop bar that looks out over the city, a fine-dining restaurant, an excellent spa and an atmospheric lounge that plays host to live music events. This contemporary classic is sure to delight.
The Thief’s signature restaurant, Fru K, utilises only the region’s finest produce and works closely with local producers to offer an imaginative menu inspired by the best of Scandinavian cuisine. Bringing with her a track record from multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, sommelier Claire Mariottini has designed the wine list to perfectly complement the five to seven course degustation menu. For a more relaxed experience, the Foodbar serves everything from gourmet burgers in brioche buns to pork confit tortillas. This being Oslo, you’ll also find a range of outstanding restaurants in the surrounding neighbourhood.
Each of the 118 rooms and suites come with a balcony, most of which have spectacular views of either Oslo’s canals or enormous fjord. Giving the accommodation a sense of style and individuality, contemporary works – handpicked by the hotel’s art curator – adorn the walls while international and Norwegian designers are behind the furniture and layouts. There’s a strong emphasis on comfort with Italian armchairs, stylish wool blankets and complimentary bathrobes and slippers.
Located on reclaimed docklands that jut out into the remarkable Oslofjorden, the hotel is perfectly poised for sunset walks and afternoons spent in artisan coffee shops and boutique art galleries. Oslo itself, however, is best known for its world-class museums, such as the Norsk Folkemuseum, and the 19th-century Royal Palace with its manicured gardens. Head out of the city for forested hills and lakes, ideal for hikers, bikers and sailors alike. Closer to home, the Thief’s gallery aims to redefine hotel art with everything from conceptual video installations to album cover art. The neighbouring Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is equally progressive, with plans to rival the Guggenheim and the Pompidou.