Rival Stockholm

Hotel Rival, Stockholm, Sweden

You’d think the city was obsessed with ABBA when you look up from your bed to see a mural of the fab four. But there’s a good reason, as Benny-ABBA is actually one of the owners of this art-deco cinema conversion. You don’t get a hipper address that Mariatorget with its bookstores, sushi bars, boutiques and antique stores. You know it’s desirable when everyone you encounter professes to live close to the hotel.