The 4 star Miss Clara Hotel, part of the Nobis group, is one of the newest hotels in Stockholm. It is situated in one of Stockholm’s most treasured Art Nouveau buildings. It has been transformed by the Nobis Group, using the architect Gert Wingårdh, into a 92-room hotel. The building was built in 1910 and it was the Ateneum School for girls. The first head mistress of the school was Miss Clara Strömberg and thus from her, the hotel takes its name.
US Vogue featured and recommended Miss Clara in their May 2014 issue. The hotel is ideal for business travellers and is conveniently located 100 meters away from the nearest Metro station. The station provides both Stockholm Central and Oslo train routes. Stockholm Central Station and Stockholm’s Old Town are a 3 minute metro ride from the hotel. It is a 2 minute walk from Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm. The hotel is situated on Sveavägen Boulevard, the capital’s most cosmopolitan boulevard. The hotel is well placed for leisure travellers as it is in walking distance to the Royal Palace, Nobel Museum and Storkyrkan Cathedral.
The rooms have Art Noveau inspired furnishing and are modern and tastefully decorated. All the rooms have free Wi-fi access, flat-screen TV’s and bathrobes. The glass enclosed marble, limestone and tile bathrooms include a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Each room features an oak storage unit, stretching the length of the window wall. The unit incorporates pull-out work desks and luggage storage. It also serves as an ideal area for street-gazing. Custom mounted additions to the beds provide a sitting option.
The most renowned Swedish living architect, Gert Wingårdh has been awarded many prizes. He is known to have designed seven out of twelve hottest new architecture projects in Sweden. Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms, structures and curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize buildings with the natural environment. Art Nouveau is considered a total art style which embraces architecture, art and interior design including furniture, textiles, ceramics, tableware and lighting.
Gert Wingårdh has outdone himself. He has created high ceilings, expansive windows and kept an original spiral staircase while a gentle restoration has eased the iconic schoolhouse and its 92 rooms, two suites and two penthouse suites, into the modern day. He paid special attention to the original traits of the building, following a unique concept of an outward facing property, where the arched windows overlook the bustle of Sveavägen’s Boulevard.
At street level, a vibrant restaurant which serves a modern menu of Swedish and international dishes. It is popular with both guests and locals. Master Chef Daniel Guest is the executive head chef of the dining room. The 80-seater restaurant has updated takes on international and Swedish classics. The kitchen’s philosophy is to work in as natural a way as possible. They work with unrefined sugar, and flour, and they aim to offer alternatives to sugar, gluten and lactose. Their fish and shellfish are green listed and their meats come from selected farms that are environmentally sound.
Buffet breakfasts at Miss Clara’s have received rave reviews. Lunches always include a vegetarian, meat and fish option. A few of the lunch favourites are veal schnitzel Holstein, home smoked organic Salmon and Miss Clara’s Peruvian spiced fish. Favourites of Clara’s evening à la carte starter menu are jambon iberico ‘cebo’ (this type of ham was elected as the best ham in the world), and creamy chanterelles with Västerbottens cheese. Some of the evening’s main courses include Atlantic Sea trout, and Porchetta of Swedish pig with caramelized fennel.
The restaurant is seamlessly connected to the lounge, lobby and bar. Miss Clara’s lobby bar offers guests an intimate atmosphere. All three areas can be shaped to suit any need, whether for informal gatherings, business meetings, simple relaxation or private dining in the Chambre Separee. For relaxation and restoration the gym, sauna and relaxation lounge are on the lower floor. Guests can also enjoy free sauna access.
When looking for a hotel in central Stockholm the Miss Clara Hotel is new, recommended by US vogue and a gem not to be missed.
Rooms starts from 1200 SEK / night. Read more and book here.