Scandic Hotels has reached an agreement to open its seventh property in Stavanger, Norway.

The new Scandic Stavanger Congress is located in Tank Svilandsgate in the centre of Stavanger and features 350 rooms and suites, two-level restaurant, bar and fitness facilities.

It also includes vast conference facilities with a roof-top terrace overlooking the harbor and 15 meeting rooms, with the largest being 1,000m².

Scandic president and CEO Frank Fiskers said: "As the market leader, it is natural for us to lead the development of major destinations. We are proactive and will establish new hotels in attractive destinations where we see strong demand.

"This contributes to Scandic’s growth and strengthens our position as the leading Nordic hotel company."

Scandic Stavanger Congress is constructed by Herman Wedels Plass AS and is slated to open in 2016.

Speaking about the development, Scandic Norway managing director Svein Arild Steen-Mevold said: "From being a city with a chronic shortage of hotel rooms, there are now a number of new hotels being established in Stavanger.

"The city is growing fast and as the market leader, it is important for Scandic to offer a wide range of hotels. In this high competition market we will be well-positioned to win."

Scandic is a modern hotel chain with around 160 hotels in eight countries.

Image: Scandic Stavanger Congress to open in 2016. Photo: courtesy of Scandic Hotels.