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Discover Sweden's Hottest New Hotel Openings: From Iconic Castles to Eco-Inspired Retreats

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Discover Sweden's Hottest New Hotel Openings: From Iconic Castles to Eco-Inspired Retreats

Arriving at your destination and checking into a nice hotel is always a pleasure - but imagine being among the first to experience it. Sweden is rolling out the red carpet with exciting new hotel openings from exclusive boutique hotels to historic castle stays and nature-inspired eco-rebuilds. Here are nine new gems to discover from north to south. 

Maryhill Estate, Landskrona, Skåne, South Sweden
The renaming of Örenäs Castle, one of Sweden's most famous estates, is an important step towards rediscovering its origins. In 1867 Judge August Anderberg named it after his wife Mariehild, later it was renamed Maryhill by Countess Wachtmeister. Under the leadership of the ESS Group and world traveler Robert "Bobbo" Nilsson, Maryhill Estate is set to become an upscale resort.

With 163 rooms and 4 pools, it's not just a castle; it's a bustling destination. Here, guests can enjoy sports such as tennis, pétanque and padel with a sea view. Opening: Summer 2024.

Package Price from 3995 SEK/night, incl. room, breakfast, 3-course dinner and access to the pool club.
Web: Maryhill Estate
Press images Maryhill

Hernö Gin Hotel, Härnösand, Västernorrland, Northern Sweden
In December 2024, Hernö Gin Hotel will open its doors. This unique concept hotel rises on nine floors by the sea on Kanaludden in Härnösand and is located directly on the Södra Sundet, which flows into the Bothnian Sea.

With its 120 rooms, various bars, an enticing restaurant, and access to the beloved Härnösand swimming pool, the hotel promises an enriching experience. In addition, it is worth visiting the famous Hernö Gin Distillery in the charming village of Dala just behind Härnosand.

Prices from 1000 SEK/night per room.
Web: Hernö Gin Hotell
Press kit Hernö Gin Hotell

Hello Sunnanhed, Dalarna, Central Sweden
A remote private boutique barn, where stillness and reconnection permeate everything they do. If you're looking for a unique luxurious stay in a beautiful, remote location, you´ll get that extraordinary experience from the moment you arrive.

Amid Dalarna's stunning landscape lies a historical barn reimagined into a contemporary haven with all the comforts of a nordic design home – and beyond. Instead of reaching for your phone, embrace the present. Take a moment to inhale deeply, feeling the tension release from your shoulders as you stroll through the meadow toward the barn. Observe the weathered wooden exterior and the sturdy door, its slight creak adding to the rustic charm. As you enter in hushed silence, allow your gaze to wander across the bespoke 8-meter-high panelled ceiling and the expansive glass wall that effortlessly slides open with a simple gesture. Feel a wave of serene anticipation wash over you. You've finally arrived. Welcome to Hello Sunnanhed.

The founding principle for the barn redesign was how to honour the 150-year-old structure and gracefully continue the life of the barn, for at least another 100 years. Their ongoing sustainability work continues on their 4 principal practices: leave no trace, MOOPs (materials out of place), local products and stewardship - by 2027 they aim to be net positive in their energy use and, that same year they will have fulfilled their ambition of being a zero-waste establishment as well.

All-inclusive Price SEK 25 000 for 2 people/night incl. full board + 1 Wild Kitchen experience, full access to the Mini Bar with a well-curated selection of drinks and snacks and 1 x nature experience.
A stay of 3 nights is recommended to enable the sense of reconnection to permeate.

Web: Hello Sunnanhed
Press images available upon request.

New 'Tiny Eko House' on the island of Orust, West Sweden

Lådfabriken was once a “Fisklådefabrik” – a fish box factory – but is now a small luxury boutique B&B on the island of Orust, just over an hour north of Gothenburg in the West Sweden archipelago.  It's a unique, carefully renovated building with four individually decorated ensuite rooms.

The new 'Tiny Eko House' is a separate building in the garden between the cherry, almond and walnut trees that make you feel as if you're in a tree house. The bedroom is in the loft where, from the kingsize bed, you gaze out across the Skagerrak Sea. On the ground floor, there is a private entrance, a luxurious bathroom and a cosy living room with a ceiling height of 5 meters. All windows face west so you can enjoy sea views and beautiful sunsets. 'Låda' gets its electricity during the summer from solar panels on Lådfabriken's roof. This 'tiny house' was built using a block system, which allows you to build organic and healthy buildings without glue, sealants, or joint foam.

Price during high- and summer season 3500 SEK/night.
Web: Visit Lådfabriken
Press photos from EKO are available upon request.
Sustainability practices
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Hotel Fratelli, Karlstad, Värmland, Central Sweden
Hotel Fratelli offers an exceptional experience. With 85 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, an orangery and a spa in the center of Karlstad, it will be a hotel for those who want to get away from it all for a while. The name Fratelli, which means "brothers", is an allusion to two of the project's partners, the Olsson brothers, known as restaurateurs in the Värmland region. Open April 22, 2024.

Price Bed and Breakfast (prepaid) from 1386 SEK/nigh incl. breakfast buffet, borrowed bathrobe and slippers, room service, steamer and more. Bed and breakfast (not prepaid): from 1490 SEK/night

Villa Dahlia, Stockholm
This new boutique hotel, which will open in early autumn 2024, offers a personalised experience in an Italian townhouse. Sibling to the renowned Hotel Diplomat and Villa Dagmar the conversion of the 1960s building promises 103 guest rooms and suites with breathtaking views of Tegnérlunden. Architect Per Öberg was inspired by Milan to design Villa Dahlia, creating an exclusive sanctuary reminiscent of an Italian townhouse. The hotel offers luxury and cultural appeal, with a restaurant, cocktail bar, spa, gym, pétanque court and chambre separée.

Price from 2500 SEK/night per room.
Web: Villa Dahlia

The ARK, Eriksberg, Blekinge, Southeast Sweden 
Eriksberg Vilt & Natur is in Karlshamn, near the Blekinge archipelago. The area is a nature reserve and offers accommodation, gastronomy and an animal enclosure that protects biodiversity. The four-star hotel was named ´Northern Europe's Best Hotel with a Game Reserve´ at the 2019 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The new addition, The ARK, is a unique wooden structure over three levels. All 23 rooms have a terrace that offers unobstructed views of the safari park's expansive savannah. The hotel building is close to restaurants, reception, gym and Nature's Spa. The design of the hotel is based on a ship and focuses on maximum sustainability. At The Ark, visitors have the rare opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat from their rooms, fostering a deeper connection with nature without disturbing the animals or their surroundings. Hotel guests can also enjoy the 925-hectare Safari park, exploring alone with their car, or with a guide in a safari car.

Price from 3250 SEK/night, Bed & Breakfast for 2 people, including access to the pool and gym.
Web: The ARK, Eriksberg

Clarion Hotel Karlatornet, Gothenburg, West Sweden
Karlatornet in Gothenburg is the tallest building in Scandinavia with a height of 246 meters and 74 floors. Luxurious apartments offer a home away from home, while various restaurants and a sky bar promise culinary delights against the backdrop of the city lights. But that's not the end of the journey. In the fall of 2024, the Clarion Hotel Karlatornet will open its doors. It will add elegance with 300 modern rooms, trendy bars, a stylish brasserie, and a luxurious spa.

Price for a single room from 1450 SEK/night, double room from 1650 SEK/night.
Web: Clarion Hotel Karlatornet
Press images Clarion Hotel Karlatornet

Billingehus Skövde, West Sweden
Hotel Billingehus is on Billingen, one of West Sweden's fifteen table mountains, and part of the UNESCO Global Geopark. The mountain is a mecca for outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, lake swimming and both long distance and alpine skiing in the winter. This iconic hotel has perched monument-like on Billingen's slopes for over fifty years, and after a multi-year renovation and a partnership with the renowned architect Gert Wingårdh, has now reopened.

There are 240 rooms, with everything from four poster beds, freestanding bathtubs and even your own sauna, to 70s-style rooms with a gramophone player and disco ball. In addition, Billingehus Spa & Health opens in May 2024, a 2000 m² spa area with, among other things, warm springs, a tea lounge and a sauna oasis.
Skövde is around one hour by train from Gothenburg, and the hotel is just 3 km from the town center.

Web: Visit Billingehus

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