Radisson Blu Stockholm is group’s biggest renovation project in Scandinavia

by | Aug 2, 2019 | Design

A regal atmosphere in the heart of Stockholm

Radisson Blu Royal Viking is given a complete overhaul in central Stockholm

One of Sweden’s most iconic hotels emerges transformed after a total renovation, making it the biggest ever project of its kind for the group in the Nordic region.

We find out more.

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel fit for a king

Radisson Hotel Group has invested several million into the renovation of one of its signature properties in the Nordic Region.

The Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel has been given a complete overhaul, transforming it into a contemporary oasis in the middle of Stockholm’s city centre.

This renovation is part of Radisson’s commitment to an enduring presence in Scandinavia, where the group has overhauled several properties in the region under an extensive investment program.

Tom Flanagan Karttunen, Area Senior Vice President Northern Europe for Radisson Hotel Group, spoke of the initiative, saying, “Our aim is to always improve the guest experience, which is why we have invested so much in renovations in the Nordic region.”

“So far, we have completed refurbishment programs at, among others, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo; the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø; the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen; the Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm; and now the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm. The hotels look better, the food tastes even better, and the service has been raised to yet another level,” Mr Karttunen elaborated.

History and heritage at the Royal Viking Hotel

The hotel’s complete transformation coincides with the property’s 35th birthday. Located right beside Stockholm Central Station, it benefits from a city centre setting which allows guests to explore Stockholm at their leisure.

Radisson has invested significant funds into this, its biggest-ever renovation in the Nordic region and the property will be a benchmark for future renovations in the area.

Perhaps the most notable transformations have occurred in the hotel’s common areas, the design of which has been undertaken by Spanish design firm Proyecto Singular.

Inspired by Maya Angelou’s famous words, “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, the architectural practice decided to underpin the overhaul with the concept of the hotel as an urban hub.

The firm has imbued the hotel with elements of the Mediterranean from their native Spain, with natural materials, warm tones and generous vegetation defining the atmosphere.

In the guest rooms, the contrast between the brighter colours on the walls and the furniture’s darker wood finishes creates a cosy and intimate environment, and the hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travellers, who can avail of the ample meeting and conference facilities, or the state of the art spa and wellness centre.

One of the defining features of the new design is the heavy use of glass, which is seen both in the staircase atrium and the walls of the Stockholm Fisk seafood restaurant, which fronts onto the street.

Let’s take a look at a few more hotel projects by Radisson Blu in Europe:

Radisson Blu Timisoara

Radisson Blu Hotel, Rome Fiumicino International Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel at Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart

Radisson Blu, is the brand name for Radisson hotels outside the United States, including those in Europe, Africa, and Asia. These are operated by Belgian hotel firm Rezidor Hotel Group under a master franchise contract with Carlson.

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