We had the pleasure of visiting At Six, Stockholm just two weeks into its fanfare opening in the most talked-about of the city’s new developments. Years on, this sleek, contemporary design hotel gets better and better with age.
Stockholm is a city that boasts some great designer hotels, but this concept property made quite a splash when it launched and continues to do so.
The hotel is located in the city’s thriving, regenerated commercial district, a short walk from all the action, in an area of gentrified, utilitarian buildings, right next to the Gallerian shopping mall and right in the midst of Stockholm’s new, upmarket 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 of what awaited us below, we noted the key sites – Gamla Stan, Södermalm and Skeppsholmen were not too far 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.
For an upscale and more local experience, At Six Stockholm also has its own residences, offering up 32 beautiful apartments for longer-stay guests.
Back at the hotel, the hip cocktail bar wouldn’t be out of place in New York City, with a vibe and clientele to match, not to mention delicious Scandi-inspired drinks shaken by world-class mixologists. For a more intimate affair – like a date, for instance – Blanche and Hierta would be a quieter choice. We didn’t try the property’s restaurant apart from at breakfast, an elaborate affair – which if anything to go by, would mean other meals would be splendid.
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.
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While you’re Out There
For the best in Stockholm’s nightlife, you have to look up. Right next door to At Six Stockholm, above the HOBO Hotel, you’ll find TAK, a rooftop bar and Scandi-Japanese inspired fusion restaurant that is the talk of the town. For something with more of a party vibe, the adjoining Stockholm under the Stars is a place to drink in the summer night city.