Hilton to Open Two Curio Hotels in Reykjavik

By Paul Riegler on 1 March 2016
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Viðey Island near Reykjavik

Viðey Island near Reykjavik

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to add two Curio hotels in Reykjavik to its portfolio.

The Reykjavik Consulate Hotel and the Iceland Parliament Hotel are both scheduled to open in 2018. The two hotels will be developed in partnership with Icelandair Hotels.

The Iceland Parliament Hotel will be located opposite the city’s parliament building and its main square. It will offer 160 rooms and suites and be home to a museum about Iceland’s history of democracy.

The 50-room Reykjavik Consulate Hotel derives its name from one of the buildings that will house it, the German consulate where Detlev Thomsen served as German Consul for Iceland in the 19th century, and will also occupy the building that was home to Thomsens Magasin, the city’s first department store.

The hotel’s interior will use natural building materials throughout and its spa, which will offer traditional natural bathing, will retain an original 19th century stone wall.

Hilton Curio properties each have a unique identity that is intended to reflect the culture of its location. The hotelier unveiled the brand in the spring of 2014.

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