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New hotel for Faroe Islands responds to growing tourism
Henning Larsen is to design a new four-star hotel in the Faroese capital of Tórshavn as the Faroe Islands emerge as a global tourist destination.
New hotel for Faroe Islands responds to growing tourism
New hotel for Faroe Islands responds to growing tourism

Located in the heart of Tórshavn, the concept gives the hotel a more active role in city life. Part renovation and part expansion, the design refreshes the interior of the existing Hotel Tórshavn while adding a new wing on an adjacent lot to add approximately 100 new rooms.

Henning Larsen’s 4,500sq m proposal upgrades the hotel from a three-star to four-star venue, and positions the building as an accessible pedestrian thoroughfare between two of the city centre’s most active streets

The expansion introduces a public grand foyer and a broad staircase connecting the streets, designed as a meeting point and pedestrian thoroughfare for local and international visitors.

Hotel Tórshavn responds to the Faroe Islands’ recent emergence as a global tourist destination. Following the Faroese tourist board’s 2012 commitment to double the country’s number of overnight stays and annual tourism revenue by 2020, the islands’ air- and sea-ports have routinely broken records in tourist traffic. 2016 saw over 60,000 arrivals by cruise ship, up from around 30,000 in 2010. In 2017, the Faroe Islands’ only airport recorded a 25 per cent rise in arrivals by the beginning of tourist season.