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Hotel signs 20 years firm lease agreement at Skien Brygge

Torunn Stavran Johansen, january 11th 2022

Comfort Hotel Skien Brygge AS has signed a firm lease agreement for approximately 6,300 sqm with Skien Brygge Utvikling AS. The lease contract has a duration of twenty years, starting at project completion expected in Q4 2024.

The hotel will be an exciting place for gathering, and is designed by A-lab architects. – This will be a business hotel with 137 rooms, and a large variety of different rooms. Among other things there will be concept suites on the top floor: One suite will be inspired by sports and health, and another one will focus on music and culture. Also, there will be a suite with a rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the waterfront and the city centre, said Teo Luisa when launching the hotel plans last summer. Teo Luisa has a franchise agreement with Nordic Choice Hotels, also regarding Comfort Hotel Porsgrunn in the neighboring city. 

At last summer’s launch, Tom Roger Rystad, which is project manager at Bane NOR Eiendom, told about the significance of the hotel: – From the very first moment, we’ve had an intention to have an attractive hotel at Skien Brygge. The hotel plays an important role in our ambition of a vivid atmosphere – day and night, weekdays and weekends, all year round. 

Bane NOR Eiendom has 50 % ownership of the Skien Brygge Utvikling AS, while the remaining 50 % is divided between Skien Boligbyggelag and R8 Property ASA.

Skien Brygge will be one of the city’s biggest projects through all times, and will have 450 apartments, 600 jobs, 21.500 sqm of public area, and 5.000 sqm of culture, restaurants and shops.