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January 10, 2024

Nordic Hotels & Resorts Expands to the Faroe Islands, Welcomes Hotel Føroyar as a Member

We’re expanding out into the Atlantic Ocean. On May 1, Nordic Hotels & Resorts is welcoming renowned Hotel Føroyar on the Faroe Islands to our family of unique destination hotels. The collaboration is part of an expansion journey where we’re continuing to take the lead on the Nordic hotel market.

In the northernmost parts of the Atlantic Ocean, the stunning Faroe Islands are dispersed. This archipelago of islands halfway between Norway, Iceland and Scotland is the epitome of Nordic beauty. Now, Nordic Hotels & Resorts is marking a presence here as we welcome renowned Hotel Føroyar to our portfolio.

 

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Photo: Beinta á Torkilsheyggi

 

Nordic Hotels & Resorts and our parent company Strawberry have long had a strong presence in the market for premium hotels in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. This collaboration will be our first destination on the Faroe Islands, an exciting destination that is more accessible than many people know—just a 2-hour flight from Copenhagen.

– At Nordic Hotels & Resorts we like to keep busy, so it is with great pleasure that we start a new year with a bang by welcoming Hotel Føroyar to the team. The travelers of today are looking for one-of-a-kind experiences, and both Hotel Føroyar and the Faroe Islands are extraordinary destinations. A presence here marks a milestone in the ambitious expansion journey of our company, says Henrik Berghult, Chief Operating Officer at Nordic Hotels & Resorts.

 

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Photo: Santi Magaldi

 

A Place of Unimaginable Beauty

High up on a hillside in Tórshavn, Hotel Føroyarna sits with a striking panoramic view of the capital, the adjacent island of Nólsoy and the wide sea. The hotel's history stretches back to 1933 and a hotel down in the city, which then expanded and moved up to today's building in 1983.

The building was designed by the well-known Danish architectural firm Friis & Moltke A/S. The architects aimed at designing a building adapted to the ground and landscape, with the hotel’s facade characterized by its long lines in the landscape. From the outside, the hotel is perceived almost as one with nature; its low building deliberately blends in as part of the surrounding nature, as if carved into the rocks. 

 

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Photo: Ólavur Frederiksen

 

Hotel Føroyar has long been an exotic destination and a dream journey for many. Celebrities and tourists alike come here from far and wide to experience the unique Faroese culture with all the senses. The rooms and corridors of Hotel Føroyar are decorated with original artwork by some of the leading artists in the Faroe Islands, like Edward Fuglø, Ragnhild Hjalmarsdóttir Højgaard, Tróndur Patursson and Hansina Iversen.

– I am very proud of Hotel Føroyar joining Nordic Hotels & Resorts. Our part of the world is a dream trip for many, and now we will be able to attract even more guests from all over the Nordics. Nordic Hotels & Resorts impresses with its great expertise in commercial strategy, brand development and tech. With our long experience in Faroese culture, nature and gastronomy, this will be a five-star collaboration, says Johannes Jensen, CEO at Hotel Føroyar.

 

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Photo: Beinta á Torkilsheyggi

 

A New Chapter

In 2020, Hotel Føroyarna underwent a major facelift where, among other things, the number of hotel rooms were increased from 160 to 200, including brand new Executive Suites. As part of the expansion, the hotel also inaugurated the first part of its new spa, Ress, in the summer of 2021. Ress Spa will be fully completed with a steam bath, stone bath, sauna, rooftop pool, ice bath and outdoor jacuzzi in 2024.

In addition to the hotel rooms, many of them with an impressive panoramic view over Tórshavn, Hotel Føroyar also boasts first-class food and beverage outlets. Restaurant Ruts serves local and seasonal produce, and the relaxed 1933 Bar & Café is a well-visited local favorite.

Hotel Føroyar will officially become a member of Nordic Hotels & Resorts on May 1, 2024.

 

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Photo: Beinta á Torkilsheyggi

 

Facts

  • 200 rooms in the categories Deluxe, Executive Suite, Family Room, Junior Suites, Studio, Annex Room and Annex Family Room.
  • 161 of the rooms have a view of Tórshavn and the harbor.
  • A conference venue with 9 meeting rooms with capacity for 2–350 people. The largest banquet hall can accommodate up to 350 seated guests with a view of Tórshavn.
  • Restaurant Ruts and 1933 Café & Bar.
  • Gym facility Ress Fitness and wellness facility Ress Spa.
  • All art in the hotel is by Faroese artists.

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