Britannia Hotel is very proud to announce our partnership with Hästens, a Swedish heritage bedmaker from 1852, world renown for their high quality handmade beds.
A large part of the hotel experience can be your sleep quality and the comfort of your hotel bed. A good night’s sleep can be crucial to be able to perform and have a successful day, whether you’re staying with us for work, or just to re-charging your batteries with your loved ones.
With beds by Hästens we can offer our guests a great night’s sleep in comfortable beds which are handmade and mattresses that are hand sewn and consists of the finest natural materials such as cotton, wool, flax, pine and horse hair. The materials are sustainably produced and ethically sourced.
When we choose suppliers to The Britannia Hotel we try to find similar values and things we have in common. Obviously the quality of the product needs to be top class, which definitely is the case with Hästens. It’s an internationally recognised brand which has a long and rich history, like the Britannia and they are family owned and has perfected sleep quality for 166 years. It’s worth to mention that they as well is a royal purveyor to the Swedish Royal family, informs Director of Sales & Marketing, Peter Gjerde.
The Britannia Hotel is in its last year of a three year full refurbishment and we are now seeking employees to take part in our re-opening on April 1st 2019.
Britannia Hotel’s extensive renovation is one of the largest hospitality refurbishments ever undertaken in Scandinavia. Since opening in 1870, Britannia has been the site of the most prominent events and celebrations in Trondheim. In 2019 the hotel will once again be the place for celebrations and special occasions; re-opening as a classical-modern, internationally-inspired five-star hotel and house of restaurants. Britannia Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, which is a collection of over 375 member hotels in 75 countries around the world. Our hotel becomes the fifth member in Scandinavia. Joining Hotel Continental in Oslo, Hotel d`Angleterre in Copenhagen, Grand Hotel Stockholm and Hotel Kämp in Helsinki. Only the finest five star hotels can apply to become a member of Leading Hotels. Each hotel has to follow a set of 800 quality standards, ensuring the high level of quality and service amongst the members of Leading.
The Britannia Hotel will re-open on the 1st of April 2019 with 257 new rooms and suites, six restaurants & bars, a beautiful spa & fitness, a ballroom, conference and banqueting facilities for over 300 persons.
We are seeking employees in all areas of the hotel this autumn, starting with phase 1 mid August and a phase 2 and 3 mid September and October.
As an employee at The Britannia Hotel you should be able to see every guests needs even before they make you aware of them. We are bringing a new level of service to the city of Trondheim, and we want to employ people who has a strong motivation and dedication to deliver genuine and professional service to our guests, who enjoys the interactions between people and that can tell the story of the Britannia proudly to both new and former guests.
Phase 2 recruitment is now open for applications.
To make sure that your application will be considered – please apply via the APPLY FOR POSITION button in the advert.
Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway becomes the fifth member of The Leading Hotels of the World in Scandinavia.
Leading Hotels of the World is a collection of over 375 member hotels in 75 countries around the world. Almost all of them are individual and family led hotels. Only the finest five star hotels can apply to become a member of Leading Hotels. Each new hotel has to be recommended by existing members, approved by an executive committee and has to follow a set of 800 quality standards. The hotels are tested secretly every year to make sure that the hotel and its services is of the highest level, which is required.
Britannia Hotel is in its last year of a three year full refurbishment. The hotel was bought by Mr. Odd Reitan in 2015 and begun its full refurbishment in July 2016 when it closed. It will re-open again on the 1st of April 2019 with 257 new rooms and suites, six restaurants & bars, a beautiful spa & fitness, a ballroom and conference facilities for 300 persons.
“Britannia Hotel has a special place in my heart and I`m very satisfied and proud that we can re-open as a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Only the absolute best hotels in the world can become a member. I`ve stayed at several Leading Hotels throughout the years and I`ve always been impressed by the high level of service that I experience at the member hotels”. Owner, Odd Reitan.
“Our goal for Britannia is to become one of the top hotels in Scandinavia and our vision is that the hotel becomes a destination in itself. Through our membership in Leading Hotels and the high level of service and facilities required for membership, we`re now one step closer to fulfill our goal. We`re looking forward to re-open the hotel in April next year and to welcome both Norwegian and International guests to the new Britannia Hotel” General Manager, Mikael Forselius.
“The large investment made in the three year full refurbishment of the hotel and the fantastic qualities that can be experienced when we re-open the hotel is a good match with Leading Hotels. Our luxurious and beautiful new rooms, the six new and exciting restaurants and bars and the Britannia spa & gym, are features that we are sure will attract a lot of guests to travel to Trondheim”. CEO & Project Manager, Britannia Hotel AS, Bjarte Gjerde.
“Leading Hotels of the World is a very strong and well known brand, and it`s very exciting to be able to work together with them to achieve our goals and bring more high-end international guests to Britannia in the future. We will be part of a network of fantastic hotels that we can exchange experience and ideas with and learn from”. Director of Sales & Marketing, Peter Gjerde.
Britannia Hotel will be available at The Leading Hotels of the World website lhw.com in the beginning of August.
Our online booking is available now.
The wine bar at the Britannia Hotel will have one of Norways largest and most exciting wine lists with several thousand wines available in its cellar.
We`ve hired one of the most respected and knowledgeable wine experts in Norway
-Ulf has throughout the years built up a very strong position in Norway within wine through his journalism and his own members club, and we`re very lucky to have him on board to curate the content and select the wines for what will become one of Norways most spectacular and exciting wine cellars within the wine bar. His wide knowledge and network within the wine community is second to none, not just in Norway, but internationally as well. We look forward to work with Ulf and we`re convinced that he will contribute and add something very special to our project with the new wine bar, says Mikael Forselius, GM at the hotel.
-I`m honored to be a part of this special project and to get the opportunity to build this wine bar and cellar from scratch, sourcing unique wines from all over the world to its collection. I have already been promised some fantastic wines from my suppliers that are not available on the open market – they`re ready to open their cellars just for us to find those special, old and rare wines that you can`t find anywhere, to be able create something unique. Our ambition is to open a wine bar that will attract people to travel to Trondheim to experience it, a destination in itself, like the ambition for the Britannia Hotel, says Ulf Dalheim.
Ulf has a clear vision of how his wine bar will be:
The wine bar at the Britannia will be approachable and open for everyone, with an exciting range of options in selection and price available for both the experts and the beginners. We will invite producers regularly, arrange courses, tastings, and themed weeks. I want to create a lively and inviting environment, and an atmosphere filled with culture, music and literature to compliment the large selection of wine on offer.
Plans to collaborate with Bocuse d`Or silver winner Christopher Davidsen
Food will also play an important part of this wine bar, and I want to collaborate with Bocuse d`Or silver medalist, Christopher Davidsen, who is in charge of the prestige restaurant Speilsalen at the Britannia, to create a perfect pairing of pintxos/tapas and small courses to go along with the wine. We will of course have a fantastic selection of the best cured meats and jamón as well as cheese and olives and freshly baked bread from the bakery at the hotel.
Ulf Dalheims background:
Ulf Dalheim worked as a journalist for the regional newspaper Adresseavisen for over 40 years, and as their wine expert and weekly reporter on wine for the last 26 years. He also started his own members club and wine community, Vinpuls, in 2000, which today has over 3000 members and is the largest wine club in Norway.
Christopher Davidsen was awarded silver in Bocuse d’Or in Lyon in January 2017, following his previous successes of silver in Bocuse d’Europe and gold in the Global Chef World Cup. Now, Davidsen’s food will have a new home at Britannia Hotel, with the ambition to create one of Scandinavia’s finest restaurants.
Davidsen’s appointment is part of Britannia Hotel’s extensive renovation, the largest hospitality refurbishment ever undertaken in Scandinavia. Since opening in 1870 Britannia has been the site of the most prominent events and celebrations in Trondheim. In 2019 the hotel will once again be the place for celebrations and special occasions; reopening as a classical-modern, internationally-inspired five-star hotel and house of restaurants.
Christopher Davidsen will begin his work at Britannia from 1st May 2018. Focusing his talent on the prestigious redevelopment of Speilsalen. Speilsalen has remained Trondheim’s most beautiful venue since its opening in 1870. A grand dining hall, lined with mirrors, have reflected distinguished celebrations for over a century.
Like the rest of the hotel, with careful preservation of its esteemed heritage, Speilsalen will be given new life. The plan is to establish this exquisite dining environment as a top restaurant under Davidsen’s leadership, attracting a new food and drink interested guests to the hotel. Speilsalen will be one of Britannia’s six restaurants and bistros.
Davidsen will spend the next year developing the concept and forming the vision of Speilsalen, visiting the worlds finest restaurants and drawing on local inspiration.
“I am looking forward to catching up with a new chapter in my career and to start the journey developing Speilsalen at Britannia Hotel to become a top restaurant in Norway. I take with me invaluable experience from the Bocuse d`Or and the competitive environment I have been part of in recent years, using this as an inspiration to create something utterly unique in Speilsalen. I look forward to meeting and hearing feedback from new guests every evening, I will be continually working on my menu to create my own food universe within the historical framework of Speilsalen.” Christopher Davidsen
“Christopher Davidsen is exactly the person we’ve been looking for when we are going to establish Britannia’s prestigious restaurant in Speilsalen. We have found a star chef with big ambitions, a chef who has proven that he can cook world-class and who also has one local anchoring to Trondheim and knowledge of the amazing ingredients we have in the region. I am convinced that Christopher will succeed in making Speilsalen a contemporary temple of gastronomic delights.“ CEO Mikael Forselius
We are incredibly proud to showcase our new identity. Just as the hotel is being completely renovated, we have now made a new identity based on the wonderful story of the hotel and the future we now go into.
Our new owner Odd Reitan has since his childhood dreamed about Britannia – and his vision of re-building one of Norway and Scandinavia’s best hotels.