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Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, Gothenburg
Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel is Liseberg's newest hotel situated next to the amusement park and waterpark. The family hotel is focused on children's desire to discover and has playful features such as a slide from the second floor straight down to the lobby.
Photo credit: Studio Mint

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
Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel is Liseberg's newest hotel situated next to the amusement park and waterpark. The family hotel is focused on children's desire to discover and has playful features such as a slide from the second floor straight down to the lobby.
Photo: Quarry Fold Studio/Liseberg AB

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, Bohuslän
Enjoy delicious food and drinks at the boutique bed and breakfast Kläpphagen Koster. The B&B has a cafe, restaurant and brewery, and offers accommodation in suites and glamping tents.
Photo: Kläpphagen Koster

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
Hotell Billingehus has 240 rooms and offers a beautiful view from the top of mount Billingen.
Photo: Lotus Hotel Group

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, Göteborg
Experience the magnificent restaurant and rooftop bar with stunning views of Gothenburg's city and harbour at Clarion Hotel Draken.
Photo: Nordic Choice Hotels

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 Gårdshotell, Hälsingland
Experience outdoor activities, good food and relaxation at STF Undersvik Gårdshotell in Hälsingland. The farm consists of five buildings with various rooms and social areas.
Photo: Svenska Kyrkan

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
Hotel Fratelli will have 85 rooms, a beautiful orangery and a retreat.
Photo: Hotel Fratelli AB

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.


Scandic Kiruna, Kiruna

Scandic Kiruna
Scandic Kiruna is located in the city’s new downtown district and will replace Scandic Ferrum in the old centre. The building is inspired by Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise, which you can admire from the sky bar. Photo: Scandic Hotels

Opened in: April 2022

The city of Kiruna is being physically moved a few kilometres to land undamaged by mining. A new downtown district is currently being built with a mix of historic buildings from the old city centre and new ones, like Scandic Kiruna. The new hotel, replacing Scandic Ferrum in the old city centre, houses Sweden’s northernmost sky bar overlooking the mountainous Swedish Lapland. The exterior of the hotel, with its U-valley-shaped façade, is inspired by two of northern Sweden’s most well-known nature attractions: Kebnekaise and Lapporten. Scandic Kiruna is built with sustainability in focus. The building has a very low water consumption and is entirely run by renewable electricity.

Åhus Seaside, Åhus

Åhus Seaside
Åhus Seaside is next to the beach and includes a spa, restaurant, bar, conference and banquet hall. Photo: Åhus Seaside

Opened in: June 2022

A modern spa hotel just a few steps from Täppet Beach – that’s Åhus Seaside. The area has been a popular summer destination since the 1960s and this hotel, with its strong sustainability focus, will most likely reinforce and extend the trend. Guests can expect a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Åhus Seaside offers 72 rooms – all with sea views and modern Scandinavian furniture – and a spa inspired by the surrounding nature.

Trakt Forest Hotel, Holsbybrunn

Trakt Forest Hotel, Småland
Trakt Forest Hotel offers unique accommodation among the trees in Småland. Photo: Trakt Forest Hotel

Opened in: July 2022

At Trakt, it's all about the landscape, the views, and the silence. Located some 20 kilometres outside Vetlanda, in the deep forests of Småland, Trakt Forest Hotel invites you to not only be a guest in nature, but a part of it. The five suites are designed by acclaimed architect Gert Wingårdh who calls them 'floating rooms'. Built with minimal impact on the surroundings and furnished with Scandinavian simplicity in mind, you'll be staying among the trees and falling asleep under the stars.

Backstage Hotel, Stockholm

Backstage Hotel, Stockholm
The rooms at Backstage Hotel are decorated with signature design pieces from Polspotten and furniture by Eichholtz. Photo: Seth Osten/Backstage Hotel

Opened in: September 2022

Stay behind the scenes – and next to ABBA The Museum – on the island of Djurgården in central Stockholm. Guests at Backstage Hotel are treated as true stars and offered to fill in a “rider” before arrival to request room music, pillows and even VIP tickets to various shows. Sprinkled with signature design pieces, carefully selected contemporary art and furniture by Eichholtz, the 57 rooms, lofts and suites at Backstage Hotel offer a comfortable stay in understated luxury.

Jacy’z Hotel & Resort, Gothenburg

Jacy'z Hotel & Resort
Jacy’z Hotel & Resort in Gothenburg is the latest hotel from the Ess Group. Photo: Ess Group

Opened in: November 2022

Several months before opening, the expectations on Jacy’z Hotel & Resort were as high as the 100-metre skyscraper it’s situated in. The hotel said to be the largest investment yet for the Ess Group that’s already given Sweden several must-visit hotels in recent years, including Ellery Beach House, Steam Hotel and Hotel Pigalle. Jacy’z opened in central Gothenburg this November and includes three restaurants and a Miami-inspired pool club, situated on the 28th floor. If you’re looking for something extra, book a stay at JQ, the most exclusive part of Jacy’z. Here, the rooms are inspired by the glamourous 1960s in Las Vegas with daring materials and eye-catching art – and you’ll be checking in at a speakeasy bar on the 17th floor.

Ad Astra by Elite, Södertälje

Ad Astra by Elite, Södertälje
The rooms at Ad Astra are tastefully decorated and have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Photo: Elite Hotels

Opened in: November 2022

From now on you'll reach the Mediterranean from Stockholm in only 28 minutes. Ad Astra reaches for the stars with this new destination hotel in Södertälje, complete with an outside swimming pool, a garden, several restaurants, a movie theatre and a piazza with a petanque pitch – all inspired by the Riviera. The hotel has 161 rooms and suites, and the Italian-influenced Vana Spa is the largest yet within the Elite Hotels group.


Clarion Hotel Sea U, Helsingborg

Clarion Hotel Sea U
Clarion Hotel Sea U opened in Helsingborg in February 2021 and is the largest hotel in the city. It’s situated in the new district called Sea U Helsingborg. Photo: Clarion Hotel

Opened in: February 2021

Clarion Hotel Sea U is not only the largest hotel in Helsingborg, it also plays a significant part in an emerging new city district. The hotel embraces a weekend-all-week vibe with several restaurants, bars – one of them being a rooftop bar – and an outdoor pool. The 250 hotel rooms feature exclusive Scandinavian interior design and the seaside location allows for endless views across the sea towards Elsinore (Helsingör) in Denmark.

Villa Dagmar, Stockholm

Villa Dagmar
Hotel Villa Dagmar opened in Stockholm in May 2021. It’s a part of the same family as Hotel Diplomat in Stockholm, and internationally connected to Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Photo: Villa Dagmar

Opened in: May 2021

Villa Dagmar was listed one of the best new boutique hotels in the world by National Geographic in 2021. Located next door to the historic Östermalms Saluhall, Villa Dagmar offers a luxurious stay where all furniture is hand-picked in Scandinavian and Italian style. The interior is described as eclectic and contemporary, yet elegant. The hotel restaurant collaborates with the owners and chefs at the Michelin-starred restaurant Aloë, and The Garden Bar has already become a favourite among locals in this high-end part of Stockholm.

Hotel Ruth, Stockholm

Hotel Ruth
Ruth is a family-run 4-star hotel in Stockholm. It opened in July 2021 and is the sister hotel to Hotel Frantz. Photo: Hotel Ruth

Opened in: July 2021

In July last year, the family behind Hotel Frantz welcomed a little sister in the new Hotel Ruth. Ruth is situated in a 19th century building and is the first boutique hotel in Stockholm’s Vasastan. The 62 rooms are all unique with an unpretentious luxury, reminiscent of a classic Stockholm apartment. And, just like her big brother, Ruth has taken on the much-appreciated concept with strawberry and cream-cake and non-alcoholic sparkling wine for breakfast.

The Wood Hotel by Elite, Skellefteå

The Wood Hotel
The Wood Hotel by Elite is one of the world’s tallest wooden buildings. It’s made of pine and spruce, with all trees harvested within the local area. Photo: Elite Hotels

Opened in: October 2021

Forget about skyscrapers, the future is all about “plyscrapers”. At least according to The Guardian, who listed the 20-storey building of The Wood Hotel in Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland as the best architecture of the year in 2021. The interior of the rooms is inspired by mountain cabins with a minimalistic style and large windows. However – for the best views – head to the hotel restaurant Miss Voon or Vana Spa, residing on the two top floors. Sustainability is a key factor at The Wood Hotel: heating, cooling and ventilation are completely climate neutral, and the wooden building absorbs more CO2 than it uses.

SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället, Sälen

SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället
SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället has nearly 800 beds, restaurants Pontus! i Sälen and Mondo, a relaxation area with sauna and gym, and a children’s playroom. Photo: SkiStar

Opened in: December 2021

Sälen ski resort in Dalarna county is a favourite among Swedish families, and with the new SkiStar Lodge Hundfjället, Sälen aims to become a mountain resort of international repute. The hotel opened in December and offers ski-in-ski-out and direct access to Scandinavia’s most modern 8-seater express lift. The lodge is family-friendly with a public playroom and snow-themed apartments reminiscent of the world of Sälen’s snowman mascot Valle. Foodies will be satisfied too, as acclaimed chef Pontus Frithiof has opened a filial within the hotel.

Jörn Experience Hotel, Jörn

Jörn Experience Hotel
Jörn Experience Hotel outside Skellefteå in Västerbotten opened in December 2021 and offers 60 rooms and 25 experiences. Photo: Svansele Wilderness Centre

Opened in: December 2021

60 rooms and 25 experiences – that’s Jörn Experience Hotel in Västerbotten. A typical stay at this hotel is a combination of wilderness and comfort: Explore Swedish nature during the day and sleep in a simple yet stylish accommodation at night. Experiences to choose from include dog sledding, wilderness spa and moose safari.

Lapland View Lodge, Övertorneå

Lapland View Lodge
Lapland View Lodge is situated on the Luppio Mountain. It’s run by Explore The North, which also has an Alaskan huskies kennel close by. Photo: Michael Törnkvist

Opened in: December 2021

Located on the Luppio Mountain, on the border to Finland, this hotel offers a 360° view over countless treetops and the Torne River. The 40 chalets have room for two and large windows for you to be able to take in the landscape to the fullest. Lapland View Lodge is run by Explore The North, an adventure company that aims to give visitors the most magnificent experiences, while leaving as little footprint as possible. They offer a range of season-bound activities, such as a midnight sun hike in the summer and a dog sledding tour in the winter.

Please note: There are many other places to stay in Sweden. Contact the regional tourist boards for more tips.