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Build the walls! (And they’ll pay for it): Hurtigruten Svalbard planning 200M in hotel, recreation facility upgrades


Svalbard’s largest tourism company, which has already upgraded its main hotels and added new lodging during the past few years, is now planning a record 200-million-kroner expansion and upgrade of its facilities in anticipation of a major increase in tourism in Longyearbyen in the near future.

Check out, check in: Longtime manager departs one hotel after upgrade to oversee expansion of upstart competitor


The other one has a hot tub. This one has what could certainly be referred to as a hot seat – and it’s even more intimate and personal.

A custom-designed leather sofa under a set of skylights graces the Polar Bear Suite on the top floor of the new wing of the Svalbard Hotell (yes, with a double “l”), one of numerous unique furnishings in the expansion that adds 31 rooms, a dining area, fireplace and bar to the original 17-room building.