Hjorten Hotell Hitra was originally a guest house, which burned to the ground in 2012. It only had ten rooms and was the only guest accommodation the town offered. When it burned down, the four owners got together to decide what to do next. The idea of a hotel larger than the initial guesthouse came to mind. Hitra is, after all, a flourishing community and tourist destination. The industry of farmed fish is also growing and a larger commercial area is being developed,so Hjorten Hotell was built at a very opportune time.