Oslo’s Central Station (Oslo Sentralstasjon) was built in 1987 next to the old East Station. Rather than tear down the 1880s Østbanehallen railway hall, it was completely renovated and then reopened in 2015 as a spectacular mall filled with shops and restaurants. Østbanehallen, which the locals are already referring to as “Ø,” also features the Comfort Hotel Grand Central Oslo. Most of the 170 rooms are uniquely decorated with bold graphics by artist Ariel McMillion. After the hotel opened in 2012, its focus on an exciting décor, friendly service, lots of amenities and moderate prices earned high accolades by reviewers and guests. For a special treat, grab a bite to eat on this terrace of the Brazzerie French and Italian restaurant. The eatery is housed in the old railway station’s ticket office.