It was the entrepreneur Þorvaldur Guðmundsson and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir who opened the hotel. The hotel has stayed in the family ever since and is today owned by their daughter Geirlaug Þorvaldsdottir. Mr.Guðmundsson and his wife were passionate art collectors as Hotel Holt aptly demonstrates .
Hotel Holt was originally a 36 room hotel but in 1973 the capacity was increased by 50% into 53 rooms. In 1993 the hotel rooms were renovated extensively and then the rooms were taken back down to 42. This way the hotel increased its suite catalog from 4 to 12. The purpose was to meet the needs and expectations of the market. All the rooms have been decorated in a classic and simple style. From the year 2006 the capacity of the hotel has been 41 rooms, since one of the rooms was converted to a fitness studio with treadmills.
Hotel Holt has been a member of international hospitality affiliations for many years, focusing on the opportunities that represents. Since 1991 the hotel has been member of SRS Worldhotels (Steigenberger Reservation Service). Today the WORLDHOTELS chain is the 11th largest one of its kind in the world, with over 500 hotels worldwide, all of which are privately owned and with a unique quality. Indeed, the guiding line of WORLDHOTELS is “unique hotels for unique people”.