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Åsgårdstrand is situated 10 km south of Horten, 10 km north of Tønsberg and 100 km south of Oslo by the west coast of the Oslofjord. In this small, southern idyllic town you will find art gallerys, hotel, a couple of bakeries, a café, grocery stores, bank and a pub.

Åsgårdstrand was increasingly known as an important center for artists and painters and since the 1880s a vast number of internationally famous painters has either visited or lived in the town. Painters like Edvard Munch, Christian Krogh and Hans Heyerdahl. Åsgårdstrand is best known as the place where Edvard Munch painted "The Girls on the Bridge". The reason for this is the very special light which the best artists either went to Åsgårdstrand in Vestfold or Skagen in Denmark to experience.

As a Thon Hotel guest you can choose between three different hotel concepts: Budget, City and Conference. Budget: Smart, simple and modern hotels offering you affordable accommodation. City: ity centre comfort hotels - perfect for the business traveller. Conference: Professional conference hotels - your meeting place in Norway. Thon Hotels has 63 hotels in Norway and 1 in Sweden, 5 hotels in Brussels and 1 in Rotterdam with free wireless internet access for guests at all our hotels in Norway and Sweden.

Thon Hotels is owned by the Olav Thon Group. Olav Thon bought his first hotel in 1974, Hotel Bristol. In 1983 Thon bought his second hotel, before he founded Rainbow Hotel in 1989, which included 10 hotels. Over the next couple of decades, the hotel chain grew in numbers, and Thon extended his hotel business to Brussels in 1995 when he bought two hotels in the Belgium capital. Rainbow Hotels rebranded to Thon Hotels in 2005, and is currently the 3rd largest hotel chain in Norway with 50-odd hotels in Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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