Oslo hotels suffered a major loss of income in December. 89% of rooms were empty

Radisson hotel OsloThe Radisson Hotel in Oslo. Photo: Gunnar Ridderström / Unsplash

In December, Oslo’s hotels had a rental income per room of only NOK 88 per night. 89% of the rooms were empty in the last month of 2020.

The situation was also bad in Tromsø. In December 2020, the income amounted to only NOK 224 per room. In the same period in 2019, the rental income was NOK 958 per room per night.

“A drop of NOK 735 a night is so brutal that I have almost no words for it,” hotel consultant Peter Wiederstrøm told newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN).

After a relatively good summer for many of the cities thanks to Norwegian guests, occupancy has steadily fallen throughout the autumn – and December was another dark month. 

A decrease of 83%

In Oslo, the rental income per available room ended up at only NOK 88 per night, a decrease of 83% from December 2019.

A total of 89% of all hotel rooms in the capital were empty on average every single night in December. 

At the same time, hotels in both Trondheim and Bergen had an occupancy rate of less than 20%.

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