Case study: Stora Hotellet, Umeå, Sweden


Stora Hotellet, Umeå, Sweden

The Story

Umeå, a city of about 120,000 on the Bothnian Bay in northern Sweden, has a long and proud maritime history. Stora Hotellet ("Grand Hotel") was built in 1895 with funds provided by the local Seamen’s Mission. The building housed both the grandest hotel in town, and the Mission’s own offices and accommodation, resulting in a meeting of two worlds - high society, and even royalty, rubbed shoulders with the captains, sailors and old salts off the ships in the harbour. The parties must have been something else… 


Case study: Gotthards Krog, Umeå, Sweden


Gotthards Krog, Umeå, Sweden

Gotthards Krog is the restaurant of Stora Hotellet, our saltwater-scented grand hotel in northern... more»

News: Sneak peek: Stora Hotellet Umeå


Sneak peek: Stora Hotellet Umeå

Here are the first pictures from Stora Hotellet Umeå, a project that is quickly nearing completion. When it opened in 1895, it housed both the grandest hotel in town, and a hostelry for seamen. That clash is the inspiration for this concept, which mixes the sumptuous and the simple, the refined and rough - sea spray and champagne.  ... more»