The Bertel O. Steen family
The family behind the hotel has lived in Parkveien since 1913 when the company moved into Parkveien 27 (today the meeting rooms). A little later they bought no 29 (today the restaurant) as a private residence, and finally no. 31, which now houses Camillas Hus.
Today it is the descendants of Mr. Bertel O. Steen who own the properties in Parkveien.
The company’s history began when Mr. Bertel O. Steen in 1901 opened a hardware store in the center of Oslo. The creative entrepreneur soon expanded his business by selling his first cars. Car sales and workshops has since been the main business of the company. The Bertel O. Steen Group is now one of the largest and leading car import companies in Norway. It has been led by three generations Steen’s. In addition to the automotive business, the company now comprises of a real estate-, agriculture-, industrial- and sport and leisure departments.