The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm opens its doors after an extensive renovation by Swedish Architectural Studio Wingårdhs, revealing a new look fit for the modern traveller and design enthusiast. The full renovation includes 170 guest rooms, lobby, meeting rooms, a new restaurant and a bar.

The iconic hotel originally opened to coincide with the 1912 Olympics, with its rich history still remaining an essential part of the hotel today. Close to Stockholm‘s famous Royal Theatre, the hotel was frequented by Swedish actors Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, and became a favourite spot for celebrities including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot.

As part of the renewal, the hotel also introduces an authentic Swedish brasserie ‘The Strand’, serving distinctly Swedish cuisine, and a relaxed and stylish all-new bar located next door.

Led by architectural studio Wingårdhs, the focus of the redesign has been to highlight the unique details of the historic building while creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Alongside natural materials such as oak and walnut, the new interiors, feature soft textures and rich colours, reflecting the colours found in the hotel’s surrounding buildings. A custom colour ‘Strand Grey’ runs throughout the hotel interiors, and recognisable design classics, such as 2097 chandelier from FLOS and the Swan chair from Fritz Hansen, feature within the communal areas as well as the guest rooms.

Radisson has worked closely with local firm Young Art who commissioned many young artists and designers to showcase their works throughout the lobby, event spaces, guest rooms and the restaurant.

“We believe in creating a dynamic experience by amplifying the building’s own character,” says Leila Atlassi, project leader architect at Wingårdhs. “We wanted the new elements to be a distinctive addition to the original appearance.”

 

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[Images courtesy of Wingårdhs. Photography by Andre Pihl & Rickard L. Eriksson.]

 

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