Oslo’s ‘criminal’ hideaway
As hotel names go, “The Thief” is decidedly ear-catching. This new boutique option in the Norwegian capital – which opens on 9 January – is so-christened because it sits in Tjuvholmen, a fjord-side district where criminals were once executed. But times change, and The Thief – equipped with 119 rooms – is the latest element in the gentrification of a waterfront that is rapidly shedding its warehouses for cafés, shops and the drama of Norway’s national opera house.
00 47 24 00 40 00; thethief.com