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SURELY IN THE RUN­NING FOR THE world’s ‘coolest’ ho­tel, Swe­den’s Ice Ho­tel isn’t about to let its cult sta­tus melt away any­time soon. Keep­ing things fresh, the ho­tel com­prises both a year-round, per­ma­nent sec­tion of 20 suites, and an ad­di­tional 35 art suites (all are made of ice and snow) that are only open from mid-De­cem­ber to mid-April, be­fore melt­ing back into the pris­tine wa­ters of the Torne River from which they were built. Three new art suites - crafted by artists Nina Hed­man and Lena Kriström as well as de­signer Franziska Agrawal - have just been un­veiled, with in­spi­ra­tion rang­ing from China’s ter­ra­cotta army and Monty Python’s women to the idea of ‘walk­ing on thin ice’. A fur­ther 15 new art suites are set to add to the chill fac­tor from mid-De­cem­ber.

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