luxe - Miss Clara by Nobis, Stockholm
Written by Oryx
One of Stockholms most treasured art nouveau buildings, the former Ateneum school for girls has been transformed into a sleek Scandinavian hotel in the evolving City district.
Taking its name from Clara Strömberg, the beloved first headmistress of the one-time girls school, Miss Clara is located at one of the most up-and-coming addresses in Stockholm, overlooking the buzzing Sveavägen Boulevard. High ceilings, expansive windows, and an original spiral staircase hark back to the buildings art nouveau past, while a sensitive restoration has brought the iconic schoolhouse and its 92 rooms, two suites, and two étage suites into the modern day.
Headboards of traditional bentwood from Swedish manufacturer Gemla and luxury beds by Stockholm-based Bed Factory give a nod to the art nouveau past, and further odes to traditional Swedish crafts are found throughout the hotel, from leatherwork by Tärnsjö to the fine details of intricately woven woodwork.
At street level, a vibrant restaurant and bar welcome visitors and locals alike. Master chef Daniel Guest from Nobiss flagship dining room Operakällaren oversees the 80-seat restaurant, with updated takes on international and Swedish classics. The gym, sauna, and relaxation lounge on the lower floor of the property provide a calming oasis within the city’s buzz.
Distance: 4,585 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 50 minutes