144 The Winner Takes It All
Serene, sophisticated and blessed with spectacular views of Sweden’s capital city, the Grand Hotel Stockholm’s Princess Lilian Suite is fit for royalty.
Grand Hotel Stockholm has hosted Nobel Prize laureates since 1901, in settings as grand as the Princess Lilian Suite (RM42,800 per night).
Even with its reputation for groundbreaking contemporary design, neoNordic cuisine and cutting- edge fashion, there are traditions that Sweden proudly adheres to - most notably, the annual Nobel Prize awards.
Following the announcement of this year’s Nobel laureates at the beginning of October, Stockholm will play host to some of the world’s greatest minds and luminaries on 10 December for the Nobel Prize award ceremony and banquet.
The 143- year- old Grand Hotel Stockholm - an iconic landmark on the city’s waterfront - will welcome royalty, heads of state, artists, and Nobel Prize laureates and their families, as it has done since 1901.
Its refurbished Princess Lilian Suite, located on the top floor of the adjoining Burmanska Palace (which dates back to 1871), is the perfect address from which you can bear witness to some of the world’s greatest achievements.
Two bedrooms, a sitting room, a library, a kitchen, a spa area and an in-suite cinema make up this 360sqm retreat (from 80,000
The 143- year- old Grand Hotel Stockholm is a landmark on the city’s waterfront.
Swedish kronor, RM42,800 per night), which boasts panoramic views of Stockholm.
Interior designer Sanna Nathanson has worked her magic with a refined colour palate of greyblue, cream and gold.
Although the Princess Lilian Suite is a picture-perfect example of contemporary Scandinavian style, it doesn’t shy away from luxury. The spacious living room and wellequipped kitchen make hosting a dinner for 12 people a breeze, while a fully-stocked bar trolley and grand piano lend themselves ever so well to a merry cocktail hour.
Not only is the spa section fitted with new exercise equipment, there’s also a tranquil relaxation zone that includes a deep mosaic soaking tub, massage and waterfall showers, and a steam or dry sauna.
Residents won’t have to travel far to explore the city - after all, Grand Hotel sits next to the National Museum, and the Old Town and Royal Palace opposite are visible from the Suite’s two terraces. Nevertheless, a personal butler service and access to the hotel’s fleet of limousines will help guide you through Stockholm.
Perhaps the most memorable
Interior designer Sanna Nathanson has worked her magic with a refined colour palate of grey- blue, cream and gold.
adventures you’ll have will be in Grand Hotel itself: its historic interiors, such as its Spegelsalen or Hall of Mirrors ballroom, have been recognised as national treasures.
Its famous Nordic Spa introduces spa-goers to the pleasures of pine-scented saunas and dipping into a beautiful, late-summer warm pool, surrounded by granite from Grythyttan and Rauk stones from Gotland. A marvellous respite from the fierce winter winds outside, the Nordic bathing ritual is not to be missed, and well worth walking downstairs in your bathrobe for - even if you’ve just received a Nobel Prize. www.grandhotel.se ≠
Grand Hotel Stockholm was founded by French chef Regis Cadier as the first Swedish hotel to live up to the renowned continental-style hotels around Europe.
From top: Spegelsalen was inspired by its namesake, the Galerie des Glaces in Versailles; Nordic Spa & Fitness is staffed with therapists, coaches and specialists.