New Bergen hotel is optimistic despite delay

March 16th, 2021

The operator of upcoming lifestyle hotel Moxy Bergen, Core Hospitality, is optimistic about performance despite a small delay. Instead of opening end of March, the hotel will now go live on May 3rd.

Travel restrictions continue to hurt the hotel industry and Norway’s closed borders have delayed the opening of Moxy Bergen by one month. Even so, Core Hospitality is optimistic about its new hotel that now opens on May 3rd. It is optimistic for several reasons despite the continuing struggles that hotels experience:

The hotel industry is still struggling, and we have a well-versed understanding of the situation. But with the vaccines rolling out and as pent-up demand for travel continues to increase, we believe that Moxy Bergen will fare well. I will echo what our CEO said back in July 2020: we as a company and as an industry will come out of this situation stronger than ever,” says Monica Selvik, General Manager at Moxy Bergen.

By matching trends, hotels can compete effectively

Moxy Bergen is a lifestyle brand that is part of the world’s largest hotel loyalty platform, Marriott Bonvoy. The hotel will offer an experiential accommodation on the waterfront of Solheimsviken, a short distance from the city center. In many ways, Moxy Bergen is a hotel that enters the market with a unique offering that differentiates from the competition.

We believe the crisis is an accelerant of trends rather than an agent of change. By this, I mean that the trends we were seeing pre-covid are only accelerated by the crisis; not created by it. Hotels should expect to match these demands much quicker now. And for this reason, Moxy Bergen will be unique. Moxy is a lifestyle brand that offers an experiential stay; our large co-working space with café and bar is free for locals to access; we have invested heavily in becoming a leading hotel in sustainability; and the hotel is affiliated with Marriott Bonvoy”, explains Monica Selvik.

Core Hospitality has taken over the property and is installing the final rooms. Most of the Crew that will be employed at the hotel have been hired. And, as a final reason to remain optimistic, due to the property’s location in the growing business district of Solheimsviken and Marineholmen in Bergen, the hotel has received a lot of attention from the surrounding companies and already secured several contracts.

About Core Hospitality
Core Hospitality is a Danish hotel operator that is independent of brands and flexible to operate under any type of contract. The company can implement and operate whichever brand best suits the property and location of a hotel. Core Hospitality was established by Zleep Hotels and has since established a strong, independent portfolio of hotels; Best Western Plus in Kastrup and Moxy in Copenhagen. Its confirmed pipeline of projects includes Moxy Bergen,Moxy Tromsø and Residence Inn Copenhagen. Read more at or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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