The extensive renovation of the former warehouse and the nearby lighthouse was completed in 2017. The hotel boasts 47 unique luxurious guestrooms and suites that embrace the original wooden beams, flooring and bare brickwork. In contrast the bathrooms stand out as crisp interiors bedecked with cream tiles and frosted glass. The furniture was designed with refined detailing in white stained oak to link the rawness of the original construction and the modern bathroom elements.
The heart of the project is undoubtedly the Herculean brick fireplace that naturally draws the guest into the heart of the lobby. The color pallet and materials used in the reception and lobby area are composed to transmit a tranquil atmosphere in a rustic setting.
The Reception serves as the first meetingpoint for the guests coming to the hotel. It also has a little bar.
The Hotel houses 47 rooms and has an intimate atmosphere with almost no two rooms having the same layout. The guest rooms provide a view of the seafront of Ålesund and the Atlantic Ocean in the horizon.
In the Hotel interior, the wooden beam construction is left exposed in all rooms. The bathrooms stand out as shiny, sharp jewels of cream tiles and frosted glass.
The furniture was designed with refined detailing in white stained oak to link the rawness of the original construction and the modern bathroom elements.
The Molja Lighthouse, just a short walk from the hotel, has played a pivotal role in the harbor of Ålesund, for over a century. GARDE was responsible for converting the lighthouse into an intimate two-storey suite, providing Hotel Brosundet’s guests with a unique maritime experience.
The Breakfast Room also serves as the meeting hub of the Hotel. This is where people gather for cashual business meetings or before going out on tours to explore the surrounding areas.
GARDE was the creative force behind the extension to the hotel. The facades of the extension have carefully been designed to adapt to the local surroundings both keeping the focus on the original buildings and maintaining the extensions identity.
In spite of the modest 200m², the new building has an efficient layout. The front of the extension, facing the harbor, has an elegant conference room, Chambre Separee that can cater for up to 30 guests.
The rear of the building is fully-underground, which has a wine cellar and facilities for the kitchen and the staff. Another design feature of the extension is the goods elevator which is accessible from street level and yet merges with the rest of the façade when not in use.