An exciting double hotel concept has been created in Oslo. Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Conference Center are two quite different hotels that appeal to two quite different target groups. First city in the world, Oslo has these two hotels under the same roof where they share reception, restaurant, bar and lounge area. Together, the two hotels have 348 modern rooms and suites.
ege carpets preferred supplier
The twin hotel buildings are owned by Wenaasgruppen that chose ege carpets as carpet supplier because of the high quality level, total freedom of design, security of supply and last but not least because of the fact that ege carpets has the shortest delivery times of the market. It took only one and a half week to produce the carpets for the hotels. Wenaasgruppen furthermore preferred ege carpets because of the special integrated felt backing that, besides superior foothold, also possesses excellent acoustic qualities.
Carpet tiles transformed into broadloom
The carpet delivery consists of Highline 1100 and Highline 1400 with special design. The interior architect, Joakim Bolle of Lundwall Architects AB in Gothenburg, had the interior responsibility for both hotels and chose a very interesting design solution for the shared areas, inspired by the carpet tiles collections Cityscapes and Contrast. These two collections were transformed from carpet tiles to broadloom. The geometric patterns, among other things, have the advantage that chairs can quickly be arranged in conference rooms because the lines can be used as guiding principle.
As oasis in the town center
About the design of the carpets, interior architect Joakim Bolle explains: “The intention is to bring a little bit of nature inside the hotels, contrary to the heavy and intensive traffic that surrounds them. When you enter the hotel the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful – just like when you are taking a walk in the countryside”.
A place to meet – not just to stay overnight
Interior architect Joakim Bolle is particularly happy about the conference rooms that also have been given much attention. The goal is to make the hotels venues for meetings and conferences and not just a place for visitors to sleep. Though the hotels are intended as an oasis in the town center, it should be an active one of its kind.