Business hotels are more often than not just places where balding middle aged men go to sleep, shower and eat yoghurt before they head off to an equally ninspiring office on an industrial estate somewhere. Not anymore, not if Radisson and their designers Doos Architects have anything to do with it.
Anyone travelling to Gothenburg with work (don’t all shout at once) now have somewhere a lot less soulless to lay their heads – but also to network, entertain and thrash out takeovers and mergers. The former shipbuilding area of Lindholmen, now an up-and-coming science and technology hub, has some pretty inspiring scenery going for it, which Stockholm firm Doos has exploited at the Radisson Blu hotel with height (restaurant The Cuckoos Nest is way up there) and glazing (the guest rooms and public spaces are view-rich).
The materials – wood, copper and iron – along with the colour palette reflect the industrial heritage of the location and give the place a more boutique, funkier feel than the average Dave from finance is used to. Nice work.