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The Thief is the gem of Norwegian design hotels.

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Located between the iconic Astrup Fearnley Museum, the canals on Tjuvholmen and the Oslofjord, most of our 118 rooms have brilliant views.

Timeless elegance with clear references to contemporary art and design is the common denominator for THIEF FURNISHING. International and Norwegian designers such as Antonio Citterio, Bruno Rainaldi, Tom Dixon, Anne Haavind and StokkeAustad are behind the furniture and decor. The hotel’s own art curator has hand-picked art for every single room and suite from the THIEF ART collection.

We have five room categories at THE THIEF. Whether you choose THE OSLO SUITE – the top suite with a fantastic view from a private terrace – or one of Oslo´s most spacious standard rooms, comfort takes pride of place. All rooms have tailored solutions and original details, which create an intimate and personal atmosphere.

The Aker Brygge area was bought by the shipyard Akers Mekaniske Verksted in the mid 19th century, who planned to build a drydock there. Instead, it was bought by the municipality in 1914, and transferred to the port authority in 1919. They built docks and artificial land, increasing the area from 5 to 33 hectares (12 to 82 acres). From the 1960s, Fred. Olsen & Co. rented the docks, and from 1971 Nylands Mekaniske Verkstad had a shipyard on the spot. Since 1982, the area has been used for office space, terminals and warehouses. The Norwegian National Academy of Ballet was located there.

Since 2005, the area has been sold to private developers, who are conducting an urban renewal with housing. The area will have about 1,200 apartments by 2012. It is part of the Fjord City urban renewal program. This program has seen the opening of several art galleries, amongst them the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art and the Gallery Haaken.

The first element is tjuv 'thief', the last element is the finite form of holme m 'islet'. (The islet was later turned into a peninsula because of post-glacial rebound.) Thieves were executed here in the 18th century. An older (Danish) spelling of the name was "Tyveholmen".

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