New and trendy hotels
Arriving at your destination and checking into a nice hotel is one of the best feelings – especially if you’re one of the first guests to stay. Here are the most notable hotel openings in Sweden. Some of them have already made it to the lists of the world’s top hotels. Others will for sure be the talk of the town as soon as they open their doors.
Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, Gothenburg
Opened in April 2023
Just in time for the centenary of Liseberg, this imaginative family hotel opened next to Sweden’s largest amusement park. Young and adult guests will be entertained in various ways – from a slide down to the lobby and a pony carousel in the café to a speakeasy cocktail bar and colourful roof terrace overlooking the amusement park. Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel is housed in a star-shaped building with 457 rooms, all with at least five beds. Hotel guests are always guaranteed entry to Liseberg.
Kläpphagen Koster, West Sweden
Opened 15 May 2023
Scenically situated on the Koster Islands outside Strömstad, Kläpphagen Koster will open a boutique B&B, restaurant and brewery just in time for the summer season. The accommodation alternatives include glamping tents and a two-storey garden house, while the restaurant has a strong sustainability focus and all food is cooked over an open fire.
Hotell Billingehus, Skövde
Opening: Partly from May 2023
Billingehus opened for the first time in 1970. Situated on the top of mount Billingen, the former owners dreamed of creating an outdoor paradise. Some 50 years later, after being closed for renovations during the last 1,5 years, Billingehus has been brought to life again. The new owners teamed up with acclaimed architect Gert Wingårdh to restore the splendour of bygone times and to add a contemporary edge to the iconic hotel. With 240 rooms, several restaurants and bars and relaxing baths, hiking trails and ski slopes around the corner, the old dream might come true.
Clarion Hotel Draken, Gothenburg
Opening: Autumn 2023
The range of hotels in Gothenburg is constantly increasing, and in the autumn of 2023, it will literally reach new limits. Clarion Hotel Draken will be Gothenburg’s tallest hotel building and house the city’s highest sky bar. Before becoming a hotel with 474 rooms, Draken was an iconic cinema in Gothenburg. It will now be restored and supplemented with concerts, shows and other live events. Centrally located in the Järntorget district, Clarion Hotel Draken aims to be a house of experiences.
STF Undersvik Farm Hotel & Hostel, Hälsingland
Opening: Autumn 2023
Idyllically situated by lake Ljusnan, this farm has been a campsite for confirmands for over 80 years. In 2023, a new era begin when the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) opens up the property to the public. STF Undersvik will be a dog-friendly hotel and hostel with some 130 beds in 49 rooms spread over five buildings. It’s also an ideal basecamp with outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, fishing, bicycling and ice skating just around the corner.
Hotel Fratelli, Karlstad
Opening: April 2024
Hotel Fratelli aims to be an extraordinary experience. With 85 rooms, a restaurant, bar, orangery and retreat in central Karlstad, it will be a hotel for those looking to escape everyday life for a while. The name Fratelli, meaning “brothers”, is a hint to two of the partners in the project, the Olsson brothers, who are well-known restauranteurs in Värmland county.