Nordic Light Hotel — Stockholm, Sweden
When it first opened in 2001, Nordic Light hotel, located right next to Stockholm’s central station, was one of the city’s first design hotels.
Seventeen years later, the former business-orientated property has literally seen new Nordic light thanks to a three-pronged makeover by architect Todd Saunders, Studio Markus Bergström – who commissioned ten local designers to customise the furnishings – and John Tong, who redesigned the 169 rooms.
The formerly sombre interiors have been elevated by lots of light timber and an understated colour palette of baby blues and burnt orange. Saunders’ take on a reception desk and bar – both made from solid Swedish Ekeberg marble – are particular standouts as are the beautiful ash wood ceilings, walls and floors that run from the lobby through to the Nordic-inspired restaurant which serves small plates like white asparagus, scallops and whitefish roe.§