Oslo’s city-meets-sea peninsula, Tjuvholmen, has transformed from an islet getaway for smugglers and local bandits to an ultra-trendy arts district, welcoming visitors to the Norwegian capital to a stylish stay at its gold-and-glass crown jewel, The Thief.

This avant-garde seaside gem feels like a new-age art museum as Koons’, Warhol’s and OutThere hero, Peter Blake’s works complement futuristic video art — wait until your first elevator ride — for your attention. After soaring above the canals at the rooftop terrace and enjoying five-star pampering at the spa’s Hammam, it’s safe to say The Thief stole our hearts.

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