Throughout the hotel are the contrasts, which are expressed in the meeting between the modern decor and the well-preserved historical elements. The hotel has been renovated with respect for the building's history and is dressed in a luxurious setting with a focus on classic design, architecture and art. In the last year, the hotel has undergone an extensive renovation where more than 140 million kroner has been invested to give the hotel an elegant and modern look. The hotel has modern conference facilities, 107 rooms and is also a popular destination for Afternoon Tea. If you fancy a delicious lunch, cocktails or wine, you can visit the popular SALON du NORD, named after a barbershop that was located in the room in the 20th century. Here you can have a cup of coffee, an informal business meeting or try one of their cocktails in the evening. Designed by architect Henry Bucher: Hotel Victoria was completed in 1900 and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Stavanger. The hotel has a unique location by the harbor in Stavanger, especially visible to guests arriving by boat. The building has been a landmark for more than a century. Henry Bucher designed a refined and elaborate Neo-Renaissance building, which suited the ambitions of a luxury hotel at the turn of the century. The building has an artful facade with patterns of red and yellow bricks with white details, and has several classic elements such as the main entrance with its slender columns. The building faces a pretty square with several other historic commercial buildings. This used to be a busy place for travelers with commercial activities, and fittingly, the adjoining buildings were the local bank and customs house. The hotel has also been the headquarters for a local export business, the offices of a travel agency and even the first cinema in Stavanger.