Rooms 49 /Architecture Rits Arkitekter AB /Interior Design Richard Lundberg /The Original Alessandro Catenacci
The first inn in Stockholm, Stallmästaregården played host to Sweden's Queen Kristina in the mid-1600s. Since then, the well-to-do residents of Sweden's island-dotted capital have continued to make it their own. Today, owner and Nobis Group CEO Alessandro Catenacci has expertly added to the original hotel building, recreating the cluster of rustic structures. Its peaceful and idyllic setting overlooks tree-fringed bay of Brunnsviken in the Royal National City Park and is just a short walk from Stockholm's city center. Close by are Vasastan's neo-Renaissance style buildings, which house art galleries, cafés, and inventive Swedish design emporiums. The rooms at Stallmästaregården are a nod to the clean lines and floral fabrics of 18th-century Swedish décor with subtle Chinese touches. Put it together and it makes Stallmästaregården a choice that’s fit for royalty.
The rooms and suites feature brightly colored walls, wooden floors, and floral curtains that emulate the Swedish style of the 1700s. Interior designer Ricard Lundberg has added subtle hints of Oriental opulence that were common during this period, as seen in the Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm and the Swedish East India Company. The Executive Etage rooms are duplexes with a living room on the lower floor and a bedroom on the upper floor. Both floors are flooded with natural light. The three Haga suites place added emphasis on 1700s style with elegant wooden furniture, floral soft furnishings, and further Chinese influences.
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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