The hotel (on the right) sits tall and proud along the Nybroviken bay.
A storied history, stunning views, and a modern outlook – it’s hard to achieve such an ideal formula, but The Radisson Collection, Strand Stockholm has done it. The 106-yearold hotel reopened in August after an extensive two-year renovation, and boasts a luxurious interior that is perfectly paired with the building’s original character.
Commissioned to handle the project was award-winning Swedish architectural studio Wingardhs, which handled both the interior design and structural changes. “Strand Grey”, a customised grey tone, is the base throughout the hotel, uniting the entire interior concept. A new interior layout joining the main building with the annexe, which was built in the 1930s and hold the hotel lobby and meeting rooms, has also created a better flow throughout the hotel’s ground floor.
Scan the communal spaces and guest rooms and you can tell the Scandinavians haven’t missed the chance to flaunt their much-loved furniture designs.
Classics like Fritz Hansen’s Swan chair inject an understated elegance to the spaces, which are kept bright and open in true Nordic style.
The updates to the hotel are a boon not just to guests, but locals too. A smaller bar with a direct corner entrance from the city welcomes locals who want to enjoy “Greta Garbo”, a cocktail special made with Swedish aquavit that pays homage to the famous regular of the hotel. With its location along the Nybroviken bay, not only will guests enjoy uninterrupted views of calm waters during their stay, but they will also have unmatched access to Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, which is a stone’s throw away. The gateway to Stockholm awaits your reservation.
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text ISABELLE TOW Photos RICKARD L. ERIKSSON AND ANDRE PIHL