The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm completed a two-year-long renovation involving Swedish architectural studio Wingårdhs.
The property, which opened for guests attending the 1912 Olympics, upgraded its 170 guestrooms and suites, meeting spaces, lobby, restaurant and bars. The new interiors now use soft textures and rich colors alongside natural materials such as oak and walnut. Wingårdhs introduced a custom grey-toned color that runs throughout the hotel and also used recognizable design classics from the likes of Flos and Fritz Hansen within the communal areas of the hotel as well as the guestrooms.
Wingårdhs' new design concept for the hotel focusses on functionality and durability. In the 1930s, the hotel was expanded with the construction of an annex that incorporated the hotel's lobby and meeting rooms. Part of the recent renovation included an update to the interior layout to join these two buildings, thereby creating a better flow between the two buildings at the ground floor of the hotel.
For the guestrooms, Wingårdhs repurposed existing furniture and fittings such as the doors and floors. The design studio also used dark tones and wooden materials throughout the guestrooms with the exception of the windows that were surrounded in white.
The Strand brasserie and bar – headed by chef Richard Williamson – can seat 200 guests and consists of a restaurant, with a bar separating two different seating spaces. In addition to the restaurant and larger bar area, there is also a smaller bar area, with direct corner entrance from the city.
For The Strand, Wingårdhs used varied seating including long sofas and lounge chairs upholstered in velvets and warm-toned colors. As guests enter the restaurant they are greeted with a light installation. Hanging the length of the atrium, the installation has hundreds of lighting elements resembling the night's sky. The restaurant also has well-placed charging stations.
Throughout the ground floor, including the restaurant and bar, there are floor-to-ceiling windows for views of the water of Nybrokajen.
In the communal areas of the hotel, including the hotel's lobby and conference rooms, Wingårdhs introduced wooden floors and walnut walls. The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm has four meeting rooms including “Harbour Suite” at the corner of the building, overlooking the harbor, which can also be used as a private dining space for functions, dinners and events.
The Radisson Collection Hotel, Strand Stockholm is situated in Stockholm in the area of Nybrokajen Bay and is near Stockholm's Old Town, Gamla Stan.
Photo credit: Rickard L. Eriksson