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Nordic Choice Hotels to convert old Copenhagen post office into hotel

COPENHAGEN, Oct 24 (Reuters) -

* Norwegian hotel group Nordic Choice Hotels will convert the city's former central post office into a 25,000 square metre luxury hotel with around 380 rooms, it told a news briefing on Monday.

* The firm, a franchise of Choice Hotels International owned by Norwegian investor Petter Stordalen, plans to invest around 1.3 billion Danish crowns ($190 million) in the project.

* The group has around 190 hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltic countries and had sales of $1.25 billion in 2015.

* The hotel is expected to open within 2-1/2 years.

($1 = 6.8312 Danish crowns) (Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard, editing by John Stonestreet)