For design lovers, Scandinavian architecture, interior and furniture design is some of the most timeless and pleasing in the world. And the same can be said of hotels that employ the hallmarks of Scandinavian design in their execution. We take a look at some of the best hotels for lovers of Scandinavian design.
Translating into English as simply “a home”, this Swedish hotel tops many design lists in the Nordic region for its intimate quality that you reminds you of being, you guessed it, at home. The setting for Ett Hem was once indeed a home, built in 1910 as a private residence for owners with impeccable taste, something which has been recaptured in the refurbishment of the Arts and Crafts building into a hotel. The twelve room urban retreat is filled with Scandinavian antiques, which are juxtaposed with modern furniture upholstered in eye-catching colour, adding life to an otherwise neutral and subdued palette, which creates an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. The beautifully landscaped garden is perfect for an evening drink after a busy day sightseeing in Stockholm.
This hotel describes itself as an “urban oasis” in Stockholm. This is another Swedish hotel that has an historic past, with the building itself being over 300 years old, but having undergone a huge overhaul to become a beacon of Scandinavian modernity. Bright, airy rooms are decorated with an understated elegance that comes from the minimalist furnishings and generous fenestration that looks out onto the surrounding trees, giving guests the feeling of ultimate peace and tranquility, hence the urban oasis moniker. Gentle Scandinavian touches such as wooden toys and vases of local flowers permeate the hotel, creating a relaxing ambience.
Operated by Brøchner Hotels, this hotel exemplifies the best that Danish design has to offer. Formerly the trendy Hotel Fox in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter, the building was renovated into a clean yet sleek property that employs statement typography and effortlessly sophisticated interior design and furniture to attract a discerning clientele who are looking for classic taste and Scandinavian contemporary comfort. The spaces are decorated sparingly, but light fixtures and soft furnishings create an atmosphere of Nordic tranquility, making it easy to relax in these thoughtfully designed spaces.
Hotel Alexandra in Copenhagen is a quintessentially Danish hotel from a design perspective. The suites are divided into categories based on their design credentials, with names such as Danish Retro Room and Classic Danish Design Room. The items of furniture have been carefully chosen to reflect traditions of Danish carpentry and the selection of chairs throughout the hotel is a testament to the impressive legacy of Danish furniture design. Chairs featured in the hotel are by such lauded Danish designers as Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl.
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