October 4, 2023

Three of Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ Properties on the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 List

Three of Nordic Hotels & Resorts’ properties have seized the spotlight at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2023. Amerikalinjen in Oslo, Villa Copenhagen in Copenhagen and Sommerro in Oslo have all been voted among the 20 best hotels in Northern Europe—by a staggering half a million of the esteemed magazine’s readers.

All good things come in threes, and this year's Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards was no exception. In the category 20 Best Hotels in Northern Europe, highlighting hotels from Berlin in the south to Oslo in the north, we are proud to see three of our flagships: Amerikalinjen, Villa Copenhagen and Sommerro. These three exceptional properties, known for their unique beauty and one-of-a-kind service, have truly earned their moment in the spotlight.


Amerikalinjen — A Vibrant House for the Modern Explorer

Ranking: 11

Smack dab in the heart of Oslo you’ll find the visionary Amerikalinjen. The old headquarters of the America Line is known for its eminent service and guest experience, but also for being a vibrant hotel and gastronomic destination in its own right (did you know that the world’s best bartender, Adrián Michalčík, works here?). Amerikalinjen has become somewhat of a regular on the Readers’ Choice Awards list; this is the fourth year in a row that they have received this recognition, having previously held both first and second place.


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Bar Pier 42 at Amerikalinjen, named after the pier in Manhattan where passengers first encountered the new life “over there”, has been voted the Best Cocktail Bar in Norway twice.


Villa Copenhagen — Conscious Luxury in the Danish Capital

Ranking: 14

Today, the old head office of the Danish Postal and Telegraph Service in Copenhagen houses the renowned hotel Villa Copenhagen. This architectural marvel from 1912 opened its doors in 2020, and has quickly become a global sensation. Guests of this beautiful hotel come for the exquisite design, and keep returning for its authentic, Danish coziness and hospitality.


A social scene and a beloved fan favorite. Villa Copenhagen's vibrant atmosphere keeps guests coming back for more.


Sommerro — Oslo’s New ‘It’ Place Makes a Big Splash

Ranking: 17

The exuberant and lavish Art Deco gem Sommerro in Oslo recently turned one year—and what a year it has been. This former head office of Oslo Lysverker, restored into a maximalist palace of fun, has quickly swept both the locals and international guests off their feet. With several restaurants, bars, a wellness area, a cultural scene, a secluded private villa and even a bathhouse, it's easy to see how Sommerro made it onto the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler list.


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Dinner with a side of jazz? At Ekspedisjonshallen, the main restaurant of Sommerro, the hotel's house band always sets the mood. Photo: Francisco Nogueira


The Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards

The Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards are regarded as the ultimate stamp of approval when it comes to luxury travel. Each year, travelers from around the globe cast their votes to honor the most outstanding hotels, resorts, and destinations. In the 36th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey, a remarkable half million individuals participated.

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