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Strand is now a Radisson Collection hotel

A “completely renewed” Strand includes a restaurant, bar and top-floor Tower Suite with personal roof terrace.

Following a careful two-year-long refurbishment, the famous luxury waterfront property the Strand Hotel Stockholm has metamorphosed into The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm.

The “completely renewed” hotel heralds “an exciting new chapter for one of Stockholm’s most historic buildings”, Radisson Hotel Group says, its latest incarnation blending Scandinavian design with “an artistic richness”.

Designed by the internationally acclaimed Swedish architectural studio Wingårdhs, Strand Stockholm joins Radisson Collection’s “unique portfolio of local icons and one-of-a-kinds”, a new premium lifestyle collection of elite hotels.

The group says that the Stockholm property offers guests “truly memorable experiences, combining exceptional design with authentic local touches and a vibrant social scene”, for locals as well as guests.

Originally launched in 1912 for the Olympics, Strand Stockholm quickly established a reputation as a local hotspot for stars such as Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman – especially the Sea Salon with its views of the Royal Dramatic Theatre.

The hotel’s 170 guestrooms and suites, meeting spaces, lobby, restaurant and bars have all been refreshed. The top-floor Tower Suite has access to a personal roof terrace with panoramic views of the city.

Wingårdhs’ “careful selection” of furniture from the likes of Fritz Hansen, GUBI and Flos “channels Scandinavian design at its most elegant – perfectly complementing the historical façade of the building”, Radisson Hotel Group says.

Shades of grey
An all-day brasserie, The Strand, serves Swedish cuisine, while the bar is “a relaxed, stylish space, the perfect location to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two”.

“We wanted the new elements to be a distinctive addition to the original appearance,” says Leila Atlassi, an architect at Wingårdhs. “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.”

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