HOW COOL? ICE COLD!
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.