Scandic Hotels expands footprint in Norway

Scandic Hotels has acquired three hotels in Bergen, Norway's second-largest city.

The three properties, previously owned by Bergen Hotel Gruppen, have been Scandic branded since 2000 under a long-term franchise contract between Bergen Hotel Group and Scandic. 

The acquired hotels are Scandic Neptun, Scandic Bergen City and Scandic Strand, which offer a total of 630 hotel rooms and 40 conference rooms. The operations of the three hotels will be taken over officially by Scandic on 1 February.

Frank Fiskers, president & CEO of Scandic, said: "Norway is an important home market for Scandic. During this year, mainly as a result of the acquisition of Rica Hotels, we have increased from 19 to 86 hotels in Norway, from Kristiansand in the south to Svalbard in northern Norway. With the acquisition of these three hotels, Scandic will further solidify our position as the absolutely leading player in the Bergen market."

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