The Nobis Group’s new design hotel doesn’t just offer a bed for the night; a lot of effort has been made to supply great food and drink. And with 249 rooms, two restaurants, three bars, a courtyard and a roof-top terrace with a great view – Blique by Nobis, opening at the end of April, is a welcome addition to the Stockholm dining scene.
The hotel is set in a 1930’s building in the Hagastaden area and their managing director Daniel Franzén and community manager Lycke Ramel team up to tell us the story.
How would you describe your restaurants Arc and Boketto?
Daniel: Both restaurants serve food inspired by European and Asian food culture, where the foundation is well-balanced and tasteful food. At the rooftop restaurant and bar Arc, the focus lies firmly on Scandinavian fish and seafood, plus Korean cuisine. When the weather permits, we will open the outdoor bar on the roof where we will serve buns with various toppings and thirst-quenching cocktails with an Asian twist. The larger restaurant, Boketto, is joined with the courtyard, and here we’ll serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Boketto we offer social restaurant experiences within a stylish and industrial environment.
What sort of atmosphere are you after, both when it comes to the restaurants and Blique by Nobis as a whole?
Daniel: Our ambition is to create a buoyant and social meeting point with a personal and inviting service. Regardless of whether you want to have dinner with your friends at Boketto or have a boisterous after work at Arc it should be a simple and obvious decision to come to us.
Lycke: The atmosphere is enhanced by the architecture, where the stripped-down base with a lot of concrete meets a warm and artisanal interior. Our starting point has been that it’s supposed to feel like its own little neighbourhood, where we build an atmosphere with the history of the building and the area we are situated as a base. Blique by Nobis is a place where architecture and design goes hand in hand with art, music, food and drink.
Blique by Nobis, Gävlegatan 18
Photo: Ellen Nielsen