Swedish Niehku Mountain Villa wins UNESCO’s Prix Versailles for World’s Best Hotel Interior

Interior photograph of Niehku Mountain Villa by Erik Nissen Johansen.
Interior photograph of Niehku Mountain Villa by Erik Nissen Johansen.

On the 12th of September, Niehku Mountain Villa and the Swedish design agency Stylt received UNESCO’s award Prix Versailles for the world’s best hotel interior 2019, including concept, identity and furnishing within hotels.

The Villa is located in the heart of Swedish lapland

Niehku Mountain Villa, a small adventure base with 14 double rooms in the heart of Swedish Lapland, won the prize in tough competition with some of the world’s most beautifully designed hotels, like NoMad Hotel in Los Angeles, Kempinski Muscat, and Datai Langkawi in Malaysia.

Interior of Niehku Mountain Villa

Niehku Mountain Villa is the first Scandinavian hotel to receive the award. The jury consists of prominent names within architecture and design, such as creative director Philippe Starck, architect David Adjaye and Michelin chef Ferran Adrià.

Swedish Niehku Mountain Villa wins UNESCO's Prix Versailles for World's Best Hotel Interior 2

Hotel manager, Patrik Strömsten stated: “Together with Stylt we have managed to create a unique interior with a lot of local and natural materials with a feeling that reflects everything we stand for. We aim to give our guests a complete experience of nature, comfort, good vibes and culinary dining.”

Hastens Bed at the Villa

“When deciding on beds for the hotel, it came down to two key factors. I previously ran a ski hotel, fully equipped with Hästens bed – 13 years later when the business moved on, the beds were still in fantastic condition. Secondly, Hästens is one of the few brands that offer products in the hotel industry which hold a strong connection between quality and functionality.”

Niehku Mountain Villa – Where and how?

For more information on the mountain vill please click here. For more information on Hästens please click here.

Natasha Godbold

Creative Director / Writer

Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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