History Britannia
The Britannia is the most famous hotel in this charming city in Norway. The building history goes back to 1705. Mrs Cecilie and Olaus Andreas Myhre bought the hotel in 1870, and opened it officially in 1897.

Britannia

The list of famous guests at this Trondheim (Norway) legendary hotel is truly impressive, including writer Henrik Ibsen, the King of Thailand as well as international popstars and celebrities and of course most members of the Royal Norwegian family, who had enjoyed this historical hotel.
Today guests enjoy a spa and a health centre with swimming pool, treatment rooms, water zones, fitness room, a Bar and a relax room. The Britannia has 247 rooms, including 11 suites, deluxe rooms, artist rooms, rooms for female guests and business rooms.

famous hotels britannia trondheim 1914The hotel in 1910.

In Brief:
The history of the building goes back to 1705 Mrs Cecilie and Olaus Andreas Myhre bought the house in 1870, and opened as a hotel in 1897.
He died early, and Mrs Myhre remarried in 1882, with Mr Claussen. This couple ran the hotel until 1912.
1910 letterThe new owner was Mr. Topp who unfortunately died the same year. Mr Scott-Isacksen bought the hotel together with his wife in 1916. There were two managers between 1916 and 1923, Mr Lorenzen and Mr. Ellewsen. Mr Stensrud buys the hotel in 1924. The hotell stays in the family until Britannia was merged with Royal Garden Hotel (today a SAS hotel) in 1984/85. This merger lasted four years.
March 1989 Mr Botten and SetsaasGroup take over the hotel. The SetsaasGroup however, sells their share to Mr Botten in 1991. Mr Botten now owns 98% of the hotel and is chairman of the board. Mr Sundal and Mr Opdahl were managers between 1991 and 1993.
1993 – 1996 Mr Haavik runs the hotel, still owned by Mr Botten, who has left the hotel after his death to his heirs. 

1897 - 1960 Diva Wenche Foss, Dronning Wilhelmina, Eks-Kong Konstantin av Hellas, Erkehertug Stefan Anton av Habsburg, Erkehertuginne Ileane av Romania, Forfatter Arnulf Øverland, Forfatter Henrik Ibsen, Forfatter Herman Wildenvay, Forfatter Ivar Aasen, Forfatter Johan Falkberget, Forfatter Knut Hamsun, Forfatter Olav Duun, Forfatter Sigrid Undset, Forfatter Tarjei Vesaas, Fredsprisvinner Christian Lange, Hans Majestet Kong Chulalongkorn, Keiser Wilhelm II, Komponist Edvard Grieg, Kong Gustav 6. Adolf, Kronprins Takamatsu, Kronprinsesse Juliane, Kunstner Edvard Munch, Minister Fritz Herman Wedel Jarlsberg, Olympisk Mester Birger Ruud, Olympisk Mester Sonia Henie, Polfarer Fritjof Nansen, Polfarer Roald Amundsen, Prins Heinrich, Prinsesse Astrid, Skuespiller Alfred Maurstad, Skuespiller Ellen Isefiær, Skuespiller Georg Løkkeberg, Skuespiller Greta Garbo, Skuespiller Leif Juster, Skuespiller Lillebill Ibsen, Skuespiller Per Aabel, Skuespiller Sølvi Wang Skuespiller Victor Sjöström, Statsminister Christian Michelsen, Statsminister Einar Gerhardsen, Statsminister Ivar Lykke. Statsminister Jens Bratelie, Statsminister Johan Mowinckel, Statsminister Johan Nygaarsvold, Statsminister Jørgen Løvland, Statsminister Trygve Lie, 1960 - 1980 Arve Opsahl, Dronning Elisabeth, Erik Bye, Erkebiskopen av Cantebury President Josef Tito, President Vigdis Finnbogadottir, Prins Charles, Prins Philip, Prinsesse Anne, Sanger Kirsti Sparboe, Sir Gordon Jackson, Skuespiller Aud Schønemann, Skuespiller Henki Kolstad, Skuespiller Rolv Wesenlund, Skuespiller Rut Tellefsen, Skuespiller Toralv Maurstad, Statsminister Odvar Nordli, Statsminister Per Borten, Statsminister Trygve Bratteli, 1980 - 2000 Artist Herborg Kråkevik, Artist Yngvar Numme Biskop Andreas Aarflot, Biskop Rosemaire Köhn, Fiolinist Arve Tellefsen, Forfatter Anne Cath. Vestly, Forfatter Anne Holt, Komiker Otto Jespersen, Komiker Trond Kirkvåg, Kunster Jacob Weidemann, Kunstner Håkon Bleken, Kunstner Håkon Gullvåg, Kunstner Odd Nerdrum, Lord Newton, Musiker Morten Harket, Musiker og kunstner Magne Furuholmen, Musiker Steinar Albrigtsen, Olympisk Mester Bjørn Dæhli, Olympisk Mester Espen Bredesen, Olympisk Mester Hjallis, Olympisk Mester Johan Olav Koss, Olympisk mester Ådne Søndrål, Ordfører Marvin Wiset, Prins Bernadotte, Prinsesse Marianne, Regissør Nils Gaup, Sanger Tanita Tikaram, Skuespiller Jacob Margido Esp, Skuespiller John Malcovich, Skuespiller Lars Andreas Larsen, Skuespiller Mikkel Gaup, Skuespiller Monna Tandberg, Skuespiller Sossen Krogh, Statsminister Gro Harlem Brundtland, Statsminister Jan P. Syse, Statsminister Kåre Willoch, Statsminister Thorbjørn Jagland, Stortingspresident Jo Benkow, Tv-kokk Ingrid Espelid Hovig, Universitetsrektor Lucy Smith, Verdensmester Bjørn Wirkola, 2000 - 2005 Artist Trond Wiggo Torgersen, Dum Dum Boys, Forfatter Ari Behn, Forfatter Jo Nesbø, Forfatter Kim Småge, Forfatter Lars Saabye Christensen, Forfatter Åsne Seierstad, Fredsprisvinner Wangari Maathai, Komiker Are Kalvø, Komiker Dagfinn Lyngbø, Komiker Kristian Valen, Komiker Rune Andersen, Komiker Åsleik Engmark, Komponist Arne Norheim, Kunstner Frans Widerberg, Kunstner Inger Sitter, Kunstner Vebjørn Sand, Manusforfatter og skuespiller Robert Stoltenberg, Miss Norway Katrine Sørland, Miss Universe Mona Grudt, Musiker Bob Dylan, Musiker Benedicte Adrian, Musiker Bertine Zetlitz, Musiker Bjarne Brøndbo, Musiker Bjørn Eidsvåg, Musiker Christian Ingebrigtsen, Musiker Dina, Musiker Espen Lind, Musiker Jan Werner Danielsen, Gründer Idar Vollvik Musiker Lage Fossheim, Musiker Lars Lillo Stenberg, Musiker Lene Marlin, Musiker Mark Knopfler, Musiker Morten Abel, Musiker Ole Edvard Antonsen, Musiker Pål Waktaar-Savoy, Musiker Silje Nergård, Musiker Sondre Lerche, Musiker Wyclef Jean, Musiker Øystein Sunde, Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, Public Enemy, Redaktør og forfatter Toppen Bech, Sanger Aqua Lene Nystrøm, Sanger Hanne Krogh, Sanger Limahl, Sanger Maria Mena, Sanger Mariann Aas Hansen, Sanger Samantha Fox, Sanger Sissel Kyrkjebø, Sanger Venke Knutson, Secret Garden, Skuespiller Aksel Henie, Skuespiller Anneke von der Lippe, Skuespiller Ellen Horn, Skuespiller Geir Kvarme, Skuespiller Kåre Conradi, Skuespiller Linn Skåber, Skuespiller Liv Ullmann, Statsminister Jens Stoltenberg, Statsminister Kjell Magne Bondevik, The Fugies, Visesanger Ole Paus, Turboneger, Verdensidol Kurt Nilsen, Verdensmester Marit Bjørgen, 2006 - 2007 "Snåsakaillen" 2008-2009 a-ha Aritst Inger Lise Rypdal Artist Alex Rosen Artist Eddie Skoller Artist Erik Faber Artist Mariann Aas Hansen Beyoncé Biskop Finn Wagle Blomsterdekoratør Finn Schøll Cypress Hill Danser Adil Thataal de nye Gitarkameratene Deep Purple Erik og Kriss Forfatter Klaus Hagerup Forfatter Unni Lindell HM Kong Harald Idol-vinner Glenn Lyse Iron Maiden Jay-Z Jazzmusiker Jan Garbarek Jazzmusiker Richard Bona Komiker & musiker Jono El Grande Komiker Atle Antonsen Komiker Johan Golden Komiker Odin Jensenius Komiker Pernille Sørensen Komiker Tommy Steine Kunstner Bertil Hansson Kunstner Ellinor Flor Kunstner Karl Erik Harr Kunstner Kjell Erik Killi Olsen Kunstner Lars Elling Kunstner Silman Mansour Madcon Madrugada Musiker Alexander Rybak Musiker Askil Holm Musiker Bobby McFerrin Musiker Frode Alnæs Musiker Ingrid Bjørnov Musiker Jan Eggum Musiker Jon Lord Musiker Jørn Hoel Musiker Kari Bremnes Musiker Katie Melua Musiker Mira Craig Musiker Sigvard Dagsland Musiker Sinéad O'Connor Musiker Thomas Dybdahl Muskier Marit Larsen N.E.R.D Olympisk Mester Berit Aunli Olympisk Mester Halvard Hanevold Olympisk Mester Harald Grønningen Olympisk Mester Ole Einar Bjørndalen Olympisk Mester Thomas Alsgaard Olympisk Mester Toralf Engan Ordfører Herman Friele Prinsesse Astrid Prinsesse Märtha Louise og Ari Behn Prinsesse Ragnhild Programleder Asgeir Borgermoen Programleder Christine Koht Programleder Harald Rønneberg Programleder John Almaas Programleder Kathrine Moholt Programleder Thomas Numme Pussycat Dolls Raske Menn Regissør Bentein Baardson Regissør Harald Zwart Regissør James Schamus Rockelegendene TOTO Sanger Elvira Nikolaysen Sanger Erlend Bratland Sanger Jenny Jensen Sanger Mari Boine Sanger Torhild Sivertsen Skuespiller Aksel Hennie Skuespiller Ane Dahl Torp Skuespiller Anette Hoff Skuespiller Elsa Lystad Skuespiller Kari Simonsen Skuespiller Mari Maurstad Skuespiller Minken Fossheim Skuespiller og sanger Rikard Wolff Stand-up-komiker Pablo Francisco Stargate Stjernetenor Rolando Vilazón Stortingspresident Thorbjørn Jagland The Ten Tenors The Waterboys Verdensmester Armin Kogler Verdensmester Liv Grete Skjelbreid Pioree Verdensmester Oddvar Brå Verdensstjerne Placido Domingo W.A.S.P.

1896 Fridtjof Nansen celebrates his successful expedition to the North Pole in Trondheim with many distinguished guests.


1897 Official opening of Britannia Hotel, and Trondheim celebrated its 900-year anniversary.


famoushotels britannia - ca 1907Dronningens gate with hotel (left; ca. 1907)

1906 The coronation of King Haakon in Trondheim. Many distinguished guests stay at the hotel during the event and Britannia is in charge of the festive food and drinks.
1918 Palmehaven opens.
1926 Queen Wilhelmina, Crown Princess Juliane and Prins Heinrich of the Netherlands stay at the hotel in connection with the laying of the foundation stone for the student union building Studentersamfundet.
1930 World Exhibition in Trondheim and the Japanese Crown Prince Takamatsu visits Trondheim and stays at Britannia Hotel.
1946 World War II is over. The Norwegian King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav visit Trondheim, and Britannia Hotel reopens after being occupied by the Germans during the war.   ?
1958 His Majesty King Olav receives the blessing in Nidarosdomen Cathedral and Britannia Hotel and Palmehaven are in charge of the official banquet arranged by the City of Trondheim. Britannia Hotel is also in charge of the dinner at the Royal Residence Stiftsgården.
1969 Queen Elisabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne as well as their entire royal company visit Trondheim. Britannia Hotel is in charge of the accommodation and food and drink during their visit.
1991 Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja receive the blessing in Nidarosdomen Cathedral. The Britannia Hotel and Palmehaven are in charge of the official banquet arranged by the City of Trondheim.
1997 Britannia Hotel celebrates 100 years the very same year as Trondheim celebrates its millennium. The city has never seen so many events in a single year.
1997 During the 1000-year anniversary for Trondheim, the King and Queen celebrate their 60th birthdays and Britannia is in charge of the festive arrangements.??2001 Britannia Hall opens. This is the hotel's showcase conference hall. The room is decorated with Norway's third largest wall painting on canvas, painted by two of the most famous artists in Trondheim - Håkon Bleken and Håkon Gullvåg.
2002 The Norwegian Princess Märtha Louise and author Ari Behn are married in Nidarosdomen Cathedral. Britannia Hotel is in charge of the wedding reception in the Royal Residence Stiftsgården. The wedding cake is made by the hotel's confectioners.
2003 Britannia Hotel is selected Enterprise of the Year in the counties of Nord and Sør-Trøndelag. The jury included the Mayor of Trondheim, the County Mayor, chairman of NiT and Bank Director of Nordea. The other nominees were Salmar on Frøya and Bunnpris/ I.K. Lykke AS.
2005 The Japanese Emperor and Empress visit Trondheim and stay in suite number 809. Britannia Hotel is in charge of the lunch in the Archbishop's Palace and the banquet in the Royal Residence Stiftsgården hosted by HM Queen Sonja, the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess.
2006 Britannia Hotel is the main hotel during the Coronation Jubilee from 20 to 23 June. The Royal Family, The Royal Palace, the government and the Parliamentary presidency stay at Britannia Hotel. Our chef, Atle Bjøringsøy, was in charge of the Coronation Menu served at the Royal Residence Stiftsgården.

Mrs Myhre and Mr Claussen
Mr. Topp
Mr Lorenzen and Mr. Ellewsen
Mr Stensrud
Mr Sundal
Mr Opdahl
Mr Haavik
Mr. Frode Hofstad (1996-6/2009)

247 Rooms
11 Suites
Every room is special and well appointed with a thorough combination of timeless elegance and modern comfort. Facilities such as mini bar, hair dryer, Internet and cable TV with video on demand are standard in all rooms. Many rooms are equipped with an iron, electric kettle, safe and bubble bath. All rooms have free access to our wireless network. The majority of rooms are non-smoking. The hotel also offers special allergy rooms.
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Britannia Hotel has some of Norway’s most exciting restaurants. There are four restaurants to choose between in addition to the piano bar and cocktail bar. This means that the hotel can provide the setting, food and drink for any occasion. Palmehaven has been Trondheim's gastronomic meeting place ever since the restaurant opened in May 1918. The exuberant Moorish garden under the vast starry sky creates a unique atmosphere which makes the restaurant the perfect place to celebrate important event or just a small treat, enjoy your breakfast, have lunch to the accompaniment of relaxing chill-out music or simply experience the ambience generated by the guests, the business people, artists and local habitués. Missing image In the evening, Palmehaven offers exquisite courses from its à la carte menu. Every Friday and Saturday an orchestra invites you to dance in our Hall of Mirrors Speilsalen. The Jonathan Mat & Vinkjeller is world-known for its ”Cellar Steak”, and the Hjørnet Bar & Brasserie for all the nice small dishes. Missing image The Piano Bar and the Lobby Bar (in the reception area) are meeting points for hotel guests and locals alike. 1897 is a luxerious restaurant with its own wine cellar (pre book! the minimum number of guests are 10, the maximum 20.) Missing image
Eat in one of the hotel's restaurants. Visit the Spa & Wellness Centre, where the entrance is free of charge for our hotel guests.
We have a playroom for the kids during June and July.
Welcome to 840 square metres of blissful relaxation and revitalization. Float weightlessly in spacious baths Discover nature's magic in our Herbal Steam Sauna Boost your energy with restorative minerals Relax in a peaceful, harmonious atmosphere Enjoy a full body massage Find inner peace in the silence of our meditation rooms Work out in our fitness room We can now proudly offer our fantastic spa where the emphasis on modern design and technology has been our primary concern. We can offer tastefully decorated rooms with a shower and Jacuzzi, a sauna and relaxation area with rich, varied experiences for all your senses including a wellness pool and a Dead Sea Mineral pool. High above the mineral pools, we have recreated the stars of the Nordic night sky to shine down from the ceiling. Our spa and wellness area also offers a fully equipped modern fitness room for your enjoyment. www.britanniaspa.no
Our modern conference rooms in tasteful surroundings create the perfect frame for national gatherings as well as smaller meetings. The course and conference centre Passagen Kurs & Konferansesenter offers 12 modern meeting rooms with a capacity of 1 to 420 people. The conference rooms have modern furnishing and are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual, light and air conditioning systems. Right next to the conference centre you will find 1000 square metres of tastefully decorated public space with a coffee bar, refreshments, lounge suites, an open fireplace and access to the garden for smokers. Our service-minded conference hosts make sure your requirements reqarding quality, efficiency and comfort are met to ensure a successful arrangement. We tailor solutions to individual requests and needs. ________ Britannia Hotel is perfect for festivities and has long been regarded as Trondheim's ideal venue. We have always emphasized food and drink, and our excellent reception rooms provide a comfortable setting and atmosphere of history. Our chefs, waiters, waitresses and headwaiters will strive to make the evening truly memorable. Speilsalen is the original dining hall from 1897 built in baroque style. Today, the hall is used for private arrangements, cabarets and for dancing at the weekends with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The hall can also be used for meetings. The dining capacity of Speilsalen is 120 guests. Salon Nansen is right next to Salon Michelsen and is suitable for enjoying a coffee and a drink. Salon Nansen has room for 30 guests. Salon Michelsen, also known as the Red Salon, is a popular choice for anyone looking for a Chambre Separée`- a private arrangement. The salon can be combined with the salons Nansen and Wedel Jarlsberg. The dining capacity of Salon Michelsen is 22 guests. Salon Wedel Jarlsberg, also known as the Blue Salon, is perfect for diner. The salon's dining capacity is 44 guests, and it can also be used as a place to run courses. Wedel Jarlsberg can be combined with the other salons. The paintings on the walls are all motifs from Trondheim. They were painted by Jarle Berg a student artist as "payment" for his board and lodging.
A legendary hotel deserves a certain respectful approach when it comes to elegance and style, reflected in the dress of its guests.
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Britannia
Country: Norway
City: Trondheim
Opening date: 1897

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General Manager Jens Suul Andersskog

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Dronningensgt 5 P.O. Box 191
7401 Norway, Trondheim

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