Othilia offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and delicious meals. Othilia is a unique lobby bar in that it is both inviting yet offers a relaxed lounge feeling. Our Lobby Bar provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere where hospitality is at its very core, yet is also the place one would visit for delicious meals, prepared by our Chefs on site. Othilia also serves cocktails, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for those in search of a place for an aperitif prior to dinner. Enjoy the relaxed yet sophisticated surroundings with world class art and design, perfect for a post work gathering with colleagues, luncheons, dinners, celebrations or for our popular Afternoon Tea. The subtle lounge music creates a tranquil feeling allowing conversations to flow. In the mornings, Othilia is a place for discreet conversations with the sound of spoons clinking gently against the beautiful Wedgewood porcelain. In the evenings, the mood changes to that of the city’s atmosphere.
One’s eyes are immediately drawn to the artwork known as «Neon Works: The Scream” by artist Tracey Emin. Inspired by Edward Munch, who was once a regular guest at Grand Hotel, this work of art is a striking blue interpretation of The Scream.
The origins of the name Othilia
Othilia bar is named after Othilia Lasson Engelhart, more commonly known as Oda, who was a bohemian princess, as well as an artist and wife of Christian Krogh. While Grand Café was a venue reserved exclusively for men, Oda regularly took part in gatherings there, smoking cigarettes and sipping cocktails. Oda was a leading figure in Kristiania’s bohemia scene.