Villa Dagmar – a sister hotel to Hotel Diplomat – has opened in one of Stockholm’s best locations next to Östermalm’s Market HallThe exclusive boutique hotel, with the feeling of an urban villa, welcomes guests seeking an international experience that offers something extra in the way of amenities and personality. Share
At Villa Dagmar, personal service, design of the highest quality meets with unique food and drink experiences. Villa Dagmar wants to be the first choice for the hotel guests and a top-of-mind meeting place for Stockholmers.
Villa Dagmar is built in the properties located at Nybrogatan 25-27 and also in the underlying property, where a caramel factory and a silversmith were formerly located. The renovation and restoration work was completed by Stockholm City architects Tengbom, together with Villa Dagmar’s architect Per Öberg to preserve the Art Nouveau style and carefully refine details when the properties were merged together. A beautiful glass ceiling, inspired by the British Museum, frames the courtyard and garden and forms the hub of the hotel.
The vision of a sister hotel to Hotel Diplomat has been around for a long time and Villa Dagmar’s concept has grown out of the owner family’s experiences and curiosity, with the dream of creating a home like Dagmar Bergsten’s villa in Båstad. Dagmar was a modern, generous, and curious woman with an inclusive personality and sense for quality, good food and design.
Behind the interior is Anna Cappelen together with interior designers Per Öberg and Helena Belfrage. Prior to starting the interior, an internal group was appointed to help with inspiration, consisting of the aforementioned as well as Sune M. Malmström, the hotel director and co-owner Villa Dagmar. Together they have taken inspiration from their European travels, which created the vision for a personal and unique boutique hotel, in the form of a city villa.
We took on the task of developing a sister hotel to Hotel Diplomat with great humility. With our common eye for details and with a strong focus on wellbeing, we wanted to create an inspiring holistic experience that gives the feeling of being in an exclusive international villa, says Anna Cappelen, chairman of the board and co-owner of Hotel Diplomat and Villa Dagmar
It has been a fun journey where along the way we have been able to develop the vision. The whole family has been involved and contributed to the work where every detail is carefully selected to give the right feeling of a wonderful home. A common thread runs through everything from the architecture, to the fine moldings, crafts and collectibles, and to the interior, says Anna Cappelen.
A City Within a City
Hotel guests are welcomed, to Villa Dagmar, via the main entrance on Nybrogatan 27. In the lobby, guests are greeted by a warm, international and modern atmosphere. There are seating areas where guests and Stockholmers can meet for informal meetings or for a glass of wine before their evening meal. The Garden, our glassed covered courtyard, has a centrally located food and wine bar and a restaurant, which is run in collaboration with star restaurateurs Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson.
The hotel also has a store with a bar, its own concept and flower shop, Orangeriet and Smedjan, where guests can enjoy privacy, a chambre separée for meetings and events, a holistic spa and a gym with a separate entrance to Östermalm’s Market Hall. The interior and the atmosphere in the courtyard have a Mediterranean feel with warm colors, dark wood, tables and chairs in wrought iron, large plants and luxurious flower boxes from the balconies.
The hotel’s 70 rooms and suites are classically furnished with furniture from carefully selected Swedish and Italian designers, the interior is intended to give a warm home feeling with the highest quality in all design choices.
The guest rooms are individually designed in warm tones with an exclusive and eclectic style and with generous bathrooms. Some rooms have wallpaper, and some are painted, with soft carpets or beautiful wood floors with a carpet of frieze. The hotel offers rooms with a view or a balcony over the garden, rooms with a view see out over the busy and delightful Nybrogatan or Östermalm’s rooftops.
Flavors from the Mediterranean The restaurant at Villa Dagmar is inviting with international feeling and is run in close collaboration with the star restaurateurs Daniel Höglander and Niclas Jönsson, the duo behind the Michelin restaurant Aloë. Here, the Mediterranean feeling is felt in the interior as well as in the menu with influences from Italy, southern France, the Middle East and North Africa.
The dishes are mainly from the maritime and the green kitchen but also contains other exciting dishes such as innovative pizzas. Overall, it is a generous menu where guests can choose from many small dishes, which fill the tables together with carefully selected drinks in an organized chaos. – With Villa Dagmar, we will be a new alternative to Nybrogatan’s fantastic range and offering. Here we welcome guests from early morning to late evening.
There are many smaller dishes on the menu so that you can choose a little of each or share with company. Our keywords are inclusive, contemporary and genuine. There is a lot of room for playfulness and inspiration, which makes it is possible for us t o be creative and add new flavors and dishes to the menu, says Daniel Höglander. In addition to the restaurant, there is the food and wine bar on the piazza, where small dishes and snacks as well as good wines and delicious cocktails are served.
For more information, visit hotelvilladagmar.com