Review: At Six, Stockholm

I loved the quirkiness of the hotel, and particularly enjoyed the Listening Lounge area.

Location: Centrally located, the property is in the heart of the old banking and commercial district. The Brunkebergstorg area had lost much of its charm prior to the arrival of At Six and a number of trendy restaurants which transformed it into a hip part of the city. It’s walking distance from the main shopping areas, the central train station and royal castle. Stockholm Arlanda airport is a 45-minute drive away

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: The facade of the former bank building isn’t much to look at, but don’t judge a book by its cover because this hotel impresses from the moment you step inside. I arrived late at night and my first interaction wasn’t with the staff at reception but with one of the hotel’s most‑talked about art installations – Mar Whispering – a large marble stone head in the middle of the main staircase. The art dotted around the hotel is bold and intriguing. The decor in the public areas is white, crisp and unfussy, while my room was sleek, dark and moody. I felt cool just staying here, but more importantly, I felt welcome, which isn’t always the case in trendy design-focused hotels.

THE FACTS: This 340-room property, part of Nordic Hotels & Resorts, opened its doors in March 2017. At Six boasts four restaurants and a bar, and the food is exquisite, attracting   high-profile visitors. The property places a big focus on wellness and has a well-equipped gym. A partnership with a neighbouring rooftop bar means the hotel also offers free yoga classes twice a week. 


EXPLORE: Stockholm is a very walkable city. Head out to surrounding areas such as Norrmalm and Gamla Stan. The latter is one of the oldest parts of the city and is particularly quaint with its cobbled streets, cafes and restaurants. I also recommend seeing this city from a different viewpoint – by  canoe on the waterways. For another perspective, go to rooftop bar Tak, located down the road from At Six. 


WOW: I loved the quirkiness of the hotel, and particularly enjoyed the Listening Lounge area. Here DJs take to the decks while guests enjoy a Tipsy Tea – a selection of gin-based cocktails infused with tea. Even if your client is booked to stay elsewhere, recommend they go for a ‘tea’ or two.


BOOK IT: A night at At Six, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ LVX Collection, leads in at £125, based on travel in October. 

Hollie-Rae Brader

Hollie is editor of Aspire’s print and online products. She is responsible for the running of the club and ensuring the content produced and the events organised are relevant to the Aspire audience. She was previously deputy news editor and cruise writer for sister title Travel Weekly. She loves exploring new destinations and is gradually ticking new countries off her list. She most enjoys writing about cruise, South America and Japan. Before working in the travel industry she held news reporting roles at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.