Stockholm’s best location, at Slussen, the intersection point in the middle of the capital, with walking distance to city, Old Town – and the ferry terminals. Here you’ll find Hilton Stockholm Slussen, a classic hotel building for Stockholmers, and an increasingly valued focal point for tourists.
The central station is no longer the ‘center’ of Stockholm. Instead, it’s Slussen and Old Town with the attractions and restaurants.
“The closeness to the rest of the city attracts, regardless of the season. Every day of the year you can take the ferry to Djurgården, and it’s walking distance to shopping, museums and the Royal Palace,” says Daniela Öhman, Marketing Coordinator at Hilton Stockholm Slussen.
The hotel is only two subway stops from the central station, which by international standards is unlikely centrally. In addition, Södermalm is no longer what it used to be. Nowadays this island is a living part of Stockholm, with artist and craftsmen along the whole Hornsgatan ‘hump’, the beautiful walking path Monteliusvägen, and the much appreciated cultural environment around Fjällgatan with its stunning views of the water and the city.
You’re also close to all of Stieg Larsson’s scenes in the Millennium trilogy about Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander. Over the years, the City Museum’s Millenium walking tours have been internationally acclaimed, as a result of the books’ sale success.
The closeness to the rest of the city attracts, regardless of the season. Every day of the year you can take the ferry to Djurgården, and it’s walking distance to shopping, museums and the Royal Palace.
Historically, business guests have dominated Hilton at Slussen, but the location between Södermalm and Old Town also means closeness to the Viking Line and Birka Cruises terminals, which attract more and more of the tourists in Stockholm.
“Many of our guests leave their luggage here when they go to Helsinki over the weekend. It’s within walking distance of the Finland ferries,” says Daniela Öhman.
In this way, Hilton Stockholm Slussen is not only an extremely centrally located hotel in the city but also in the Nordic countries for tourists who want to have Stockholm as their base for trips to Finland – or the Baltic states.
As a hotel, Hilton Stockholm Slussen is worth its own trip. In total there are 289 renovated rooms, most of them overlooking the Old Town and the water of Riddarfjärden. A moment in the Executive Lounge on the top floor, with a spectacular view of the city, strengthens all senses. Guests can choose to eat breakfast here – or to have a drink in the afternoon and evening.
“The lounge is your living room when you’re not at home,” says Daniela Öhman.
Hilton Stockholm Slussen also has excellent conference facilities, with room for up to 285 conference participants in 16 different well-equipped conference rooms. The conference rooms are bright as well – and offer the same beautiful views as the hotel’s guest rooms.
The hotel is operated with a focus on sustainability, which is also reflected in the interior. Graffiti, produced by six different artists, stands out in the stairwell. On top of the roof, there are beehives next to spice growings, which contribute to the guests’ provisions in the form of fresh honey and spices. Daniela Öhman says that the hives are there because the hotel wants to be able to harvest their own honey.
“We’ve also extracted the honey ourselves, and we have a professional beekeeper who comes here and looks after our bees. And the spice growing we started because we are in great need of fresh mint leaves for all the mojitos.”
We probably don’t need to add that Hilton Stockholm Slussen was the first hotel in the country to serve KRAV-labeled breakfast (economically, organically and socially sustainable food). The sustainable practices characterize the daily work. Waste is reduced as far as possible, and the use of resources in the operation is minimized when possible.
“With the food, we work with ‘balanced’ choices. The suppliers are local, as far as possible, which means the product transportations are shorter and therefore don’t burden the environment. As a result, the dishes and beverages follow the changing seasons. The cooking is always done in ways that minimize the waste of food.”
The lounge is your living room when you’re not at home
– Daniela Öhman, Marketing Coordinator –
Feeling good when you’re staying at a hotel is sometimes, oddly enough, an overlooked factor. Hilton Stockholm Slussen works actively with various outdoor activities and training possibilities. Anyone who wants to can make the most of their stay at the hotel.
“We’ve made a commitment to ’mindful meeting’, and ’mindful eating’, and created balanced and ‘energy filled’ menus that stimulate productive meetings. The goal has been to offer an accommodation that is ‘mindful’ in the best sense of the word,” says Daniela Öhman.
The hotel has a new meeting concept with a focus on sustainability and well-being, she says. The Friday afternoons at Hilton is an attraction that also attracts the locals. In cooperation with Raw Comedy Club, which moved to Hilton, they arrange after work – with a show. The good times continue during the weekends with a brunch on Saturdays and in specially selected ‘super weekends’ when the brunch is served on Sunday as well.
So where do the tourists come from? Other Nordic countries dominate, but nowadays both Germans and Englishmen are seen more frequently in the lobby. The number of Russians has decreased but instead, new nationalities are added. Certainly, there are also a lot of Americans.
“A future potential group is Asians. Direct flights to Arlanda Airport from Hong Kong make Stockholm a major Asian destination. And it makes Hilton a hub for those who also want to experience Finland or one of the Baltic States during the holidays.”
Sponsored article in collaboration with Hilton Stockholm Slussen.