Rising demand and critical shortage of hotel rooms within the Reykjavik Capital Area riding on the crest of a massive tourist boom, is being addressed with more than 200 hotel rooms being added to the hotel flora alongside Reykjavik’s popular shopping street Laugavegur in the heart of Reykjavik’s old centre. The newest addition to hotels in Reykjavik is SAND hótel, a luxurious boutique hotel, located next to the Sandholt bakery on Laugavegur 32b – 36. The hotel offers 53 rooms to begin with and another 13 later this year. The SAND hotel, so named after one of Icelands’ oldest bakeries located nest door, is luxuriously appointed featuring paintings by renowned Icelandic artists in all of its rooms. A new restaurant, Lauf, will be opening on the ground floor next week. The hotel takes over seven old buildings on Laugavegur, one of them the building where Iceland’s Nobel laureate author Halldór Laxness was born and you can see various touches within that pay homage to him.
First seen on Iceland Monitor.