Breathing new life into Bergen‘s former stock exchange building, the Bergen Børs Hotel brilliantly embodies the characteristic Norwegian ethos of understated luxury and timeless appeal. Under the discerning eye of the renowned Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, the historic building dating back to 1862, now seamlessly merged with two neighbouring structures, has been meticulously transformed. The careful selection of a muted palette, with shades of grey, blue and brown gracing the interiors, subtly brings the hotel‘s historic details into the limelight. Furthermore, the clever nod to the building‘s former inhabitants – the sharply dressed stock exchange professionals – adds a layer of nostalgia and intrigue to the space.
The hotel features 127 rooms, each distinct in its historic charm. Some rooms boast original stained glass windows and coffered ceilings, while others feature intricate parquet flooring. The design scheme presents a stylish subtlety with pinstriped wallpapers, houndstooth upholstery, grid-patterned carpets and chequered tiles. Noteworthy among these rooms is the former manager‘s office, now a plush suite with soundproof doors, offering a charming glimpse into the building‘s illustrious past. The Loft Suite, a true embodiment of Scandi style, displays soothing hues, contemporary furnishings and unique architectural elements like beamed ceilings.