Hospitality families Söder and Östlundh, who are behind more than 19 hotels spread throughout Sweden, have teamed up to satiate the country’s increasing appetite for wine.
The 184-room hotel and urban winery, housed in a red brick building designed by architectural firm Archus Arkitektur, is situated in the outskirts of Stockholm. A third family, the Ruhnes, owners of the Terreno vineyard in Tuscany, came onboard to ensure that the venture’s viticultural profile is on par, also tying renowned local wine connoisseur Michel Jamais and chef de cuisine Markus Gustafsson to the hotel’s restaurant and deli.
Design agency Southeast is behind the property’s industrial chic look, referencing Tuscany’s old-world wineries and its tactile materials, as well as Brooklyn’s industrial warehouses with its polished concrete floors and rough brick walls.
The vinification of 8 000 bottles of house wine, overseen by Italian oenologist Luca Rettondini, can be followed by hotel guests at the winery, which is located in the striking lobby.