The hotel’s art curator Sune Nordgren has instigated a collaboration with neighbouring Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, allowing the concept of the art hotel to reach a whole new level by including original pieces by Andy Warhol, Fiona Banner and Richard Prince in the hotel’s public spaces. Take the elevator down to Thief Spa, an intimate sanctuary inspired by Norwegian nature – slate, the sea and Nordic light. At the restaurant, executive head chef Tim Wanless prepares local produce using traditional French techniques. There is also a rooftop grill for alfresco dining, a rooftop bar, a cocktail bar and a Riva boat for private cruises on the Oslo fjord.
The seafront districts of Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen are located side by side and connected by a bridge. Known for their diverse contemporary architecture and art installations, the neighbourhoods come alive in the evenings as the boardwalks fill up with people enjoying a night out at one of the many bars or restaurants. There are also numerous art galleries on Tjuvholmen, as well as the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art by architect Renzo Piano, which is situated at the outermost tip of the island, between a sculpture park and a small beach.