We had the pleasure of visiting At Six two weeks into its fanfare opening. Stockholm is a city that boasts some great designer hotels, but it hasn’t had much new hotel news in a while, so the launch of this concept property made quite a splash. The hotel is located in the city’s thriving commercial district, a short walk from all the action, in an area of soon-to-be-gentrified, utilitarian buildings. At the time of our stay the neighbourhood was a little bit of a construction site as everything was still undergoing regeneration, but after the master plan is complete as scheduled in 2020, it is set to become Stockholm’s most chic commercial and entertainment zone.
The view from our 15th floor room wasn’t of very much, but its height over what is a relatively low-rise capital city gave us some idea what awaited us below, we noted the key sites – Gamla Stan, Södermalm and Skeppsholmen were but just a little walk away. Our spacious room was typically Swedish, minimalist in design but peppered with some beautiful yet functional luxuries including brushed copper fittings, green marble surfaces, designer lighting and hipster glassware. C/O Gerd amenities from Swedish Lapland formed part of what we’d call an exhibitionist’s bathroom because of its floor to ceiling windows, but rest assured you’re safe from prying eyes in the glorious rain-shower. Keen to remind you where you are, the hotel’s tasteful, subtle branding appears literally everywhere, in a departure from what independents usually do. The designer vibe continues outside our room in the public areas, with some very unique, arresting and thought-provoking contemporary artwork throughout the hotel, curated by Sune Nordgren, an acclaimed art curator with a Scanditouch, known for his work at the Malmö Konsthall and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, UK. The Hotel At Six is also part of the global portfolio of luxury hotels, Preferred Hotels – fans of the group can access all the usual perks and collect iPrefer points.