Urban Winery in Stockholm


The Winery Hotel in Solna, located at the northern main access road to Stockholm, is a visionary concept hotel with 184 rooms and its own wine production of about 10,000 bottles a year. The hotel opens in January 2016.

The concept has been developed with focus on the substantially increased interest in wine and winemaking in Sweden.

At the Winery Hotel the guests may expect extraordinary wine experiences since it will include a winery, producing its own wine, a wine bar and a delicatessen, where guests can buy take-away ingredients from the restaurant. The largest vinotheque in Sweden will be particularly exciting. This is an entirely new meeting concept in a market hall environment with a focus on events.

The building’s architecture with brick walls and large sections of glazing is inspired by that of a large market hall buzzing with life round the clock. To further amplify the wine-based concept, the hotel will be enclosed by a brick wall and a large open-air restaurant with pergolas and grapevines. On the roof of the hotel, with views over Brunnsviken lake and Haga Park, a health club will be constructed with a spa and a yoga studio.

The lobby will provide a view of the oak barrels where the wine matures, and a wine bar immediately adjacent with thousands of bottles organized by origin.

“The Winery Hotel will be a truly exciting addition, with a completely unique concept for Sweden and interesting architecture that will enrich both Solna and the entire gateway to Stockholm,” says Klaus Hansen Vikström, Director of Business Development at Fabege.

Fabege AB (publ) is one of Sweden’s leading property companies focusing mainly on letting and managing office premises and property development.

“The high standard and the unique concept fit Best Western Premier Collection Hotels,” says Johan Kukacka, CEO of Best Western in Scandinavia, in a press release. “I am looking forward to the finished result, and believe this will be a success.”

Inspiration for the design has among other things been the Wythe Hotel Brooklyn in New York.

Urban Winery in Stockholm, written by Tor Kjolberg