It was a fortunate group of girls that wandered from third period history to fourth period maths along the corridors of this Art Nouveau treasure in Stockholm, although it would be understandable if they didn’t fully appreciated it at the time. Most recently housing the Ateneum girl’s school, the property built in 1910 has been taken in hand by the Nobis hospitality group and redeveloped as Miss Clara, a stylish and sophisticated lady debuting on the social scene after benefiting from the expertise of architecture company Wingårdhs.
The dining area is typical of the project as a whole; through large windows Gert Wingårdh has made a feature of the bustling Stockholm city street scene in keeping with his philosophy of creating an “outward-looking” venue, and guest rooms facing the Sveavägen Boulevard are designed in this way too. Throughout the hotel there are references to the building’s heritage deftly intertwined with modern innovations, and Wingårdh retained and in some cases adapted the period features of original architect Hagstrom & Ekman. High ceilings, expansive windows and grand scale rooms are therefore a hallmark of Miss Clara, and the use of Swedish materials (limestone, bentwood, oak and leather) adds a further classic dimension.