I dream of a fabulous apartment in Europe, a home base from which to absorb all the wonders of the Continent. Usually in this dream my getaway is in Paris, but that may have changed after my recent stay in Malmo, Sweden. An enchanting small city, Malmo has it all – Old World charm, cutting edge design, history, shopping and excitement all wrapped up in a bite sized package. And the interior of my fantasy apartment now resembles the Rosen Suite (Rooms 245 & 246) at the newly-opened Renaissance Hotel.
This hotel really is swoon-worthy! Vibrant color envelopes you, but never overwhelms. The bed is as comfortable as it is beautiful. The assortment of pillows includes poly and down, and the decorative pillows in embroidered silk (“Ambon” from Osborne & Little) are purely decadent. The enormous wardrobe has funky details and looks like it might open into another world entirely. The desk area features an ergonomic task chair with pearly insets in the legs and an iPod dock.
The Rosen Suite includes a separate living area with two window walls, a purple sofa, two slipper chairs with ottomans, another television, desk area, and a second full bathroom. Did I mention the espresso machine?
Let me gush over these bathrooms – they are understated luxury. The Duravit under-mount sink and quartz top (at a decent height), combine with the zebrawood veneer cabinetry for a fresh look with all the practicalities. The vanity area features plenty of storage, terrific lighting and a makeup mirror. Aromatherapy toiletries are high quality and have amusing names (which I forgot to write down!). The fixtures are from Hansgrohe, and those sleek marble floors are heated (double bonus!). A live bamboo plant and modern art round out the comforting design.
From our suite, there was minimal street noise and no noise at all from neighboring rooms. Smaller rooms in the hotel are equally stylish (I peeked around the cleaning staff). High ceilings, exposed beams and columns appear throughout , as befits a repurposed old building.
The hotel’s public spaces are so much fun! The dining room is to die for — teal leather chairs and dark wood with gorgeous wallpaper. The front desk area, lobby, and open concept bar are so colorful it makes you smile to see it — unless you are an all-beige fan.
I love this hotel, want to buy the Rosen Suite and bring it with me to every place I travel!
all my photos are posted at: http://exuberanthome.com/ inspiration-renaissance-hotel-malmo-sweden
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