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The Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held every year in the Grand Hotel in the heart of Oslo, Norway - Photo: Rica Hotels
The Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held every year in the Grand Hotel in the heart of Oslo, Norway Photo: Rica Hotels

Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel in Oslo stands as a symbol of a first-class hospitality with tradition, atmosphere and style. It offers 18 meeting and banquet rooms.

Grand Hotel has been extended and modernised over the years and today has 292 rooms, including 54 suites, 18 meeting and banquet rooms and a number of restaurants and bars. It is a modern meeting place for people from around the world, right in the centre of Norway’s capital.

Conference facilities

The Grand Hotel Conference Centre has everything you need for a successful meeting or conference. Grand Hotel has conference rooms with modern audio-visual equipment for up to 300 delegates.

The conference secretariat is centrally placed in the foyer area and the staff are there to make everything run smoothly. There are seating areas in the large foyer where participants can relax during breaks. This area can also be used for exhibitions and receptions.

World-class quality cuisine

The hotel’s popular Norwegian and international cuisine, as featured in Grand Café and Palmen Restaurant, is of world-class quality. Palmen Restaurant is renowned for its architectural beauty with its distinctive glass dome, which allows the light to flood in from above. On the top floor of the Grand Hotel you will find Etoile Bar with an outdoor terrace affording a beautiful view of downtown Oslo.  

The Nobel Peace Prize banquet

Grand Hotel is the venue for the annual Nobel Peace Prize banquet. Hotel staff can recreate an authentic Nobel banquet for up to 300 guests. The table is set with special Nobel tableware, individual menu cards are presented for guests to keep and of course your selected Nobel menu is served. The hotel has menus dating back several years, offering a wide choice to fit the occasion of your Nobel evening.

Scandinavian spa

The luxurious Scandinavian style Artesia Spa is located on the top floor. It is one of its kind in Norway and features seven treatment rooms. Artesia Spa has a swimming pool, an aromatherapy crystal steam room, a sauna and general and private group relaxation areas.

The Ladies Floor

The Ladies Floor is a separate floor with 13 rooms dedicated to some of Norway’s most talented women.  

Grand Hotel can help you with:

  • Assistance in planning
  • Coordination of programmes and activities
  • Recommendations of excursions, activities and tour programmes
  • Preliminary reservations and presentation of special offers
  • Information on hotels, venues and activities
  • Brochures and photos from the region
  • An introduction to professional organisers, PCOs and DMCs  


Grant Hotel is located 35 minutes from Oslo Airport Gardermoen and 10 minutes from Oslo Central Station . The airport express train takes 19 minutes. The hotel enjoys a unique location in the heart of the city between the parliament and the castle. Located nearby are a wide choice of attractions, including the Oslofjord, harbour, theatres and cafés.


  • 292 rooms, including 54 suites
  • 18 meeting and banquet rooms
  • Six connecting lounges in the banqueting department
  • Two large venues with a capacity of up to 300 delegates
  • Historic surroundings

Contact information

Grand Hotel Rica Karl Johansgate 31
NO-0159 Oslo
Phone: +47 23 21 20 00
Fax: +47 23 21 21 00
Email: grand@rica.no
Web: www.grand.no 

You can also contact Grand Hotel staff directly:

Gul Aalrud  
Email: gul.aalrud@rica.no

Last updated:  2013-11-14


Host your own Nobel Prize Dinner in Oslo

In Oslo you can host your own Nobel Peace Prize dinner and serve your selected Nobel menu in the venue of the original banquet.

Conference and meeting hotels in Oslo

Oslo has 26 conference hotels of different sizes offering 673 to 50 rooms. Two hotels are adjacent to the city’s major exhibition halls.

About Oslo

Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city with over 613,000 inhabitants. Oslo Airport Gardermoen is 55 kilometres from the city centre.


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