Curio Hilton opens in Reykjavik

Hilton now has 3 hotels in the Icelandic capital.

The new Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel. Credit: Hotel Konsulat Reykjavik

The brand new Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel, in the center of the Icelandic capital, is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Its the first property in the country for Hilton’s upper upscale collection. The new building has been decorated with eclectic architecture that nods to historic times and has 50 guest rooms.

Situated in the heart of downtown Reykjavik, the hotel is well located for those seeking a cultural experience or entertainment; with Iceland’s Parliament, main shopping street and top restaurants and nightlife only a short walk away. For natural beauty, head to Old Reykjavik Harbour and the Sun Voyager sculpture or step back in time with a visit to the nearby stunning Hallgrímskirkja Church, National Museum of Iceland and Reykjavik Art Museum.

The interiors of the hotel pay tribute to the historical grandeur of Consul Thomsen, the owner of the historic department store. Thomsen welcomed the first foreign dignitaries in the 19th Century, establishing a legacy of international hospitality in Iceland. There is an authentic connection to the history of the Thomsen family throughout the hotel, starting with the welcome gift at arrival and the timeless, black and white photography in the stylish guest rooms.

„We are thrilled to introduce Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel to our growing Curio Collection, as this hotel represents our first Curio Collection property and our third Hilton property in the great city of Reykjavik,“ said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. „This remarkable hotel is full of character and makes for the ideal addition to our expanding collection of distinctive hotels. It provides travelers and residents visiting the property an opportunity to explore and enjoy the amazing sights of Reykjavik in a memorable way.“

The new hotel is the third Hilton Hotel in Reykjavik, the two other are Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Nordica.