Rooms 92 /Architecture Gert Wingårdh, Wingårdhs /Interior Design Gert Wingårdh, Wingårdhs /The Original Alessandro Catenacci
One of Stockholm’s most treasured Art Nouveau buildings is reborn. In its most recent incarnation, the former Ateneum girl’s school has been transformed into the Miss Clara, a first class property from Sweden’s dynamic Nobis Group. Built in 1910, the building has been lovingly restored under the direction of Gert Wingårdh of architecture firm Wingårdhs with a palpable sense of heritage at its core. All 92 rooms follow the Swedish architect’s unique concept of an outward-facing property, where the windows facing Sveavägen boulevard are treated as ‘center stage’. Here guests can expect a chic intermingling of marble bathrooms, retractable workspaces and contemporary riffs on the property’s Art Nouveau history via furniture pieces and installations. At street-level, a vibrant restaurant and bar thrive on the urban buzz of the evolving Stockholm district, welcoming guests and savvy-locals alike. Conversely, the well-equipped gym, sauna and relaxation lounge easily absorb the bustle of the neighbourhood outside, making this chic bolthole a choice venue for both business and pleasure.
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Restaurant: Swedish and international Brasserie, Bar
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Sauna, compact gym
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High ceilings, expansive windows, and grand rooms—the original features of the 1910 building—have thankfully been left intact, resulting in 92 elegant, light-filled rooms. Subtle hints of femininity pay homage to the property’s past as a girls’ school. Witness the liberal use of Swedish materials, including but not limited to, limestone, oak, bentwood, and natural leather. And while the design largely translates the building’s historic past in a contemporary manner, modern innovations are ubiquitous. The best Swedish craftspeople were called upon to create bespoke storage units that stretch out the length of the windows and hide a functional pull-out desk and mini-bar. The glass-walled limestone bathrooms add to the airiness of the rooms and include luxury toiletries by Orla Kiely.
Alessandro Catenacci is the driving force behind many top restaurants, nightclubs, and boutique hotels in Stockholm and Copenhagen. His Italian name may reveal his Roman origins, but a distinctly Scandinavian sense of luxury is obvious in everything Catenacci does. Most of all he hopes to offer guests places where they can feel as comfortable and humbly self-assured as he is. “I sometimes look at myself in the mirror and think, ‘Am I really good at anything, or was it just luck’?”
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