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Strand Hotel Stockholm completes renovation and lights up as Radisson Collection

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The completed renovation marks an exciting chapter for Radisson Collection as Swedish architectural studio Wingårdhs’ design vision comes to life

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm has completed its high-considered, two-year-long renovation. Marking an exciting, new chapter for one of Stockholm’s most historic buildings – Strand Stockholm’s latest incarnation blends effortless Scandinavian design with an artistic richness, befitting its storied history.

Designed by internationally acclaimed Swedish architectural studio, Wingårdhs, Strand Stockholm joins a unique portfolio of local icons and one-of-a-kinds, as part of Radisson Collection. This new premium lifestyle collection of exceptional hotels have unique locations all over the world.

Originally launched in 1912 for the Olympics, Strand Stockholm quickly established a reputation as a local hotspot beloved of the stars, such as Swedish actors Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. A particular popular part of the hotel was the Sea Salon, today the Sea Salon Suite, which boasts remarkable views of the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

In what has been a project of ambitious vision, the hotel’s 170 guestrooms and suites, meeting spaces, lobby, restaurant and bars have all been refreshed. The result is a striking ode to effortless modern living, inviting both locals and hotel guests to enjoy atmospheric spaces that celebrate Stockholm’s vibrant social scene. The top floor Tower Suite, has access to a personal roof terrace with panoramic views of the city.

Modern and contemporary Deluxe Suite

Image caption: Deluxe suite

Wingårdhs’ careful selection of furniture from design legends Fritz Hansen, GUBI and Flos channels Scandinavian design at its most elegant – perfectly complementing the historical façade of the building.

“We believe in creating a dynamic experience by amplifying the building’s own character. We wanted the new elements to be a distinctive addition to the original appearance,” says Leila Atlassi, architect at Wingårdhs in Stockholm, explaining how “to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the interior tonality has been set from natural materials like stone, wood, leather, metal, and concrete in their natural colors. A specific tone of grey is noticed on the walls – Strand Grey and constitutes the base in the interior concept.”

Modern, white and clean bathroom

Image caption: Light and bright modern bathroom

With an illustrious reputation as a fine dining destination, an exciting new food and bar concept has been crafted, blending local and international influences alike. The hotel’s all-day brasserie, ‘The Strand’, serves distinctly Swedish cuisine and, with stunning views of Nybrokajen Bay, is a striking space sure to enliven Blasieholmen. Meanwhile, the bar is a relaxed, stylish space, the perfect location to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two, and a buzzing go-to for meeting friends or simply taking-in the local atmosphere.

modern and open F&B area of the hotel

Image caption: All-day brasserie, The Strand

Located in the city centre, The Strand Stockholm is an ideal base for a stay in the capital. The hotel is just a short walk from Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, which features an eclectic mix of shopping destinations, bars and restaurants. Some of the city’s most iconic attractions, such as The Modern Museum, Nordiska Kompaniet Department Store and the ABBA museum, are all located a few minutes from the hotel. The Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a quick 20-minute ride away on the Arlanda Express Train.

Brand Spotlight: Generator Hostels

Brand Spotlight: Generator continues Europe expansion

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Generator, the cutting-edge European lifestyle brand responsible for leading the hostel revolution, announces the opening of three new properties: Generator Stockholm and its bar Hilma; Generator Amsterdam and its club Oosterbar; and Generator Rome.

These consecutive, milestone launches, round out the company’s portfolio to include 11 destinations in Europe.

In its quest to continue to provide true native experiences at each location, Generator is opening up their food and beverage venues, and other on-property programming to locals in respective communities. Beginning with Hilma and Oosterbar, and continuing across existing units, this new initiative will bring like-minded travelers and locals together to create a unique social experience driven by design, art, music, food, drink and entertainment.

Brand Spotlight: Generator Hostels“Generator redefined the shared accommodations sector, and transformed the industry as we know it,” said Fredrik Korallus, Chief Executive Officer, Generator. “We are thrilled to offer our unique concept in these three world class cities, and connect our global traveler with even more exciting experiences.”

Stockholm, Rome, Amsterdam, and the addition of new bars and restaurants across the portfolio are an integral part of the company’s robust expansion efforts. 2017 property openings include a city center location in Madrid and the brand’s US debut in South Beach, Miami.

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Generator Stockholm is located in Stockholm’s city center at Torsgatan 10 and includes edgy bar and restaurant Hilma. In a prime location, dubbed the heart of Europe’s Silicon Valley, the new hostel and Hilma have attracted the traveling and local stylish, creative, and technology elite.

Brand Spotlight: Generator HostelsAlso newly opened, Generator’s arrival to Rome – a major European hub – will disrupt the city’s hostel and boutique hotel scene with its upscale shared accommodations. Centrally located on Via Principe Amedeo in the Esquilino neighborhood near the colorful Mercato dell’Esquilino, the 75-room, 174-bed property provides convenient access to notable attractions like the Roman Colosseum and Termini Station. An array of churches, parks, bars, cafes, and pizzerias line the surrounding streets, which are some of the oldest in the city. On-property features include:
– A rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Apennine Mountains and ancient Roman aqueducts
– An open layout lobby programmed with live music and local art, including a mural by famous Italian street artist Luca Maleonte

Following the March 2016 opening of Generator Amsterdam, the 168-room, 564-bed property recently launched, Oosterbar, a club located in the building’s basement, the former boiler room of what was the University of Amsterdam’s science department. Its original tiles combined with a new dramatic metal piping sculpture, other raw and industrial-chic elements, and intimate lighting create an energetic nightlife vibe.

Guests can expect diverse DJ programming including special one-off performances, live acoustic acts, comedy shows, and international themed music nights ranging from hip hop and R&B to bass, house and elective to disco. The space will also feature exhibitions with local, emerging artists and fashion designers.

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The Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm, originally launched in 1912 for the Olympics, is undergoing a significant refurbishment, transforming it into Stockholm’s leading lifestyle hotel

New design at Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm

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The Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm, originally launched in 1912 for the Olympics, is undergoing a significant refurbishment, transforming it into Stockholm’s leading lifestyle hotel. Scandinavian stylish design meets rich history at the iconic hotel, famously frequented by Swedish actors Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, who favoured the Sea Salon Suite with views of the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

All 170 guest rooms and suites, meeting spaces, lobby, restaurant and bars at the hotel are being renewed by acclaimed architectural agency Wingårdhs enhancing the guest experience and creating the contemporary lifestyle hotel, due to be completed spring next year. Most phases of the beautiful renewal are already complete, and the hotel has undergone a substantial transformation, with only the final guest rooms left to finish.

New design at Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, StockholmGuests can already enjoy the new hotspot, ‘The Strand’ restaurant, the stylish meeting area, ‘Strand Gatherings’, the transformed lobby and the first new and iconic guest rooms, all designed by Wingårdhs. With on-trend design furniture and design classics from Fritz Hansen, GUBI and Flos, the hotel is full of Scandinavian design and clear international influences, designed to complement the rich history of the hotel.

“We believe in creating a dynamic experience by amplifying the building’s own character. We wanted the new elements to be a distinctive addition to the original appearance,” says Leila Atlassi, architect at Wingårdhs in Stockholm, and continues: “To create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the interior tonality has been set from natural materials like stone, wood, leather, metal, and concrete in their natural colours. A specific tone of grey is noticed on the walls – Strand Grey, and constitutes the base in the interior concept,” says Altassi.

New design at Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm
As part of the renewal, the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm has launched a stunning new food and bar concept, Swedish Brasserie ‘The Strand’, creating a new hotspot that is reviving Blasieholmen in the heart of Stockholm, serving classic flavours in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Plush velvet seats in dark greens and purples, contrast with monochrome floor, whilst elegantly designed windows allow plenty of natural light in.

With a striking view of the water of Nybrokajen, diners at The Strand will be able to enjoy breakfast, brunch, After One (Afternoon Tea), as well as a lunch, dinner, and a great After Five (After Work), revitalising classical Swedish cuisine in an inspiring and unique environment.

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Generator Hostels

Sneak Peek: Generator Hostels in Amsterdam, Rome & Stockholm

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Generator Hostels have opened three new beautiful design hostels in Amsterdam, Rome and Stockholm…

Amsterdam
The Amsterdam hostel has been built in a former zoological university building reusing the old lecture hall as a bar and chill-out lounge.

Rome
The Rome hostel has the interior covered with a tapestry of Roman heritage with stylish private rooms.

Stockholm
Finally, the Stockholm hostel has a unique style with luxurious private rooms and everything design-led from the bar to the rooms.