Two new hotels have opened in Reykjavík’s city centre: the Reykjavík Konsulat Hotel, located on Hafnarstræti; and the Exeter Hotel on Tryggvagata. The former is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, an upscale hotel brand within Hilton’s diverse portfolio. The latter, however, is owned by Icelandic hotel brand Keahotels.
The Reykjavík Konsulat is a 50-room hotel and its design and interior gives homage to the days of yore and Consul Thomsen, a prominent figure in Icelandic business life in the early eighteen hundreds; rooms are decorated with old black-and-white photographs and antique looking furniture. “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 of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
The Exeter Hotel is located on Tryggvagata, next to the old Reykjavík harbour. The hotel boasts 106 rooms, including a 51 square metre large suite with a view over the harbour and Faxaflói bay, plus a street-food restaurant, a bakery, and a bar on the ground-floor. “This has been an exceptionally exciting project and people have expressed great interest in the hotel,” said Páll L. Sigurjónsson, the company’s director, about the new hotel.