Forenom is expanding and the new CEO, Ola A. Bjørnstad, is the company`s first Norwegian leader in Norway. Forenom started out with just few apartments in Norway in 2015. Today, they have 550 serviced apartments and their offering is expanding.
– Oslo is emerging as an attractive city for tourists and businesses. More and more people are working here for shorter periods of time and we can offer flexibility in the interest of companies, educational institutions and the city of Oslo, says Bjørnstad.
Ola A. Bjørnstad has years of experience from the travel and hotel business. Prior to Forenom, he has been the CEO of Grand Hotel, managing director of Hurtigrutens hotels at Svalbard as well as the head of the Baker Hansen franchise.
There are 550 serviced apartments in Norway and Forenom Norway has a total of 40 employees. The majority of Forenom’s guests are business travelers stationed in Oslo for an extended period. Bjørnstad is now looking to expand further, adds Bjørnstad.
– We are going to expand our presence in Oslo and create even more living environments that feel just like home. Our company can offer clean and state of the art apartments of high quality, where our guests can move right in. In our apartments, you are not a guest, you are a resident. This creates a healthy living environment with happy neighbors where our residents can enjoy the Oslo experience.
163 brand new aparthotel residences
Forenom is closing in on their biggest investment in Norway as 163 new aparthotel residences in the heart of Oslo are opening their doors in July.
– Forenom has experienced a healthy growth in Norway and now we are the leading actor in the Nordic accommodation operator market. I am really looking forward to taking charge of Forenom Norway during these exciting times. All the positive experiences from Finland, Denmark and Sweden will be valuable assets here in Norway. Our goal is to be the leading accommodation provider in Northern Europe, says Bjørnstad.