Swedes May Take Over Historic Oslo Hotel

From Reuters

Norwegians may soon see one of their most famous cultural landmarks, Oslo’s Grand Hotel, fall into Swedish hands.

The hotel’s cafe, where 19th-Century playwright Henrik Ibsen drank a daily cup of coffee at a table by the window, is a great source of national pride. Artists, including painter Edvard Munch, also met there.

Stockholm-Saltsjoebaden, a Swedish investment firm, said Wednesday that there had been talks with the Grand’s management on a possible takeover.