Grow Hotel — Stockholm, Sweden
To be blunt, Stockholm’s Sundyberg neighbourhood is not normally on the tourist trail, but the newly minted Grow Hotel may well provide an excuse and a base from which to explore the city’s north-western edges.
Housed in a distinctive new building – narrow fronted and sheathed with concertina panel windows – designed by local architects 3XN, the 176-room hotel has been furnished by Stockholm-based interior specialists Note in a neutral palette of blue and grey tones, with splashes of warm terracotta hues.
This being Sweden, it’s also no surprise that sustainable natural materials dominate, alongside swathes of Guatemala Verde and pink Rojo Alicante marbles in the lobby and restaurant, Norobata.
The latter makes an additional mark for its robatayaki menu, the Japanese method of cooking on hot charcoal produced from Japanese white oak, dovetailing nicely with the Swedish penchant for barbecuing – though we think the venison tartar and spiced Arctic char make equally compelling dinner picks. §