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Four chic design hotels in Sweden


By Will Stroude

Scandinavian design is all about functionality combined with minimalist, but contemporary design. As a result, Sweden’s hotels are among the most fabulously designed spaces in the world.

Here are our favourite hotels in Sweden that would be perfect for a sophisticated weekend break this year.


Stockholm newest luxury edition is concept hotel. The suites here are stunners, with an impeccably tasteful Swedish design sensibility. And despite that Swedish desire for understatement they couldn’t help but call their ‘presidential’ suite a Masterpiece. This contemporary penthouse has its own private rooftop terrace, a lavish living room and kitchenette — the ultimate pad in the Scandinavian capital — complete with an amazing view over downtown Stockholm. 

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Four years of meticulous planning by a husband-and-husband team created a magnificent space that doubles up as a boutique hotel and home. The whole space is an exercise in great taste, an eye for detail and general Scandi-design prowess. The couple are also consummate hosts, they welcome all guests with a warm, informal and relaxed vibe and great conversation. Just an hour’s drive from buzzing Gothenburg, this space provides the ultimate in escapism.

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Step inside a frozen jungle of Monstera plants, sleep safe and sound being hugged by a gigantic mountain gorilla, or drift away into dreamland in a huge cloud; just some of the new creations awaiting guests checking into the new Icehotel this winter. The iconic Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is open for the winter season. It offers 35 uniquely designed art and deluxe suites, an ice bar, an ice ceremony hall, a creative frozen playground for all to to enjoy, an exciting new chef’s table experience and a new programme of wellbeing activities.

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Hotel DUXIANA Malmö is a unique and unrivaled hotel concept where focus on the notion of a good nights’ sleep is key. Small and offering a personalized experience, the hotel is a natural extension from renowned family business DUX, who since 1926 have aspired to make the most comfortable and technologically advanced beds on the market. By combining research and engineering, with the finest materials and craftsmanship, the DUX bed offers supreme quality and luxury. 

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