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Clarion Hotel Ernst is the perfect choice for a conference in the center of Kristiansand.
Clarion Hotel Ernst have 19 conference rooms, suitable for everything from smaller meetings to large conventions.
The 19 flexible conference rooms are all equipped with the latest technology, for 8 – 400 participants in central Kristiansand. Clarion Hotel Ernst arrange everything from smaller meetings to larger conferences and grand banquets.
In addition to the conference rooms, the restaurant and the atrium can be used for various types of events. The foyer outside the largest hall is also suitable for exhibitions. They also have breakout areas for coffee and socialising which adjoin the conference rooms.
The history of Clarion Hotel Ernst
The founder, - the German Ernst Probsthahn, had his hotel-background from the famous Victoria hotel in Oslo, and realised the need for a modern and fashionable hotel in Kristiansand. The new steamship-connection to Newcastle, Hamburg, Gothenborg, Copenhagen and Oslo, brought ever more visitors to town.
When the municipal government descided that the Western Harbour was going to be the main port, Probsthahn descided that the future was there. He bought the two-story wooden building at the corner of Rådhusgaten and Vestre Strandgate from one of Norways Constitutional founders, Eidsvollsmann Hegermann, and rebuilt it to a very luxsurious hotel. On the 1.st of May 1858, Ernst's Hotel finally opened their doors.