21 Aug 2013
August 21, 2013

Upper House opens 1 september

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With its 49 well-appointed hotel rooms, a restaurant that looks to the stars – both literally and figuratively – and a unique three-storey spa, Upper House is finally ready to open its doors on 1 September.

Upper House (the hotel) has been built on top of Gothia Towers’ second tower, between floors 21 and 24. The hotel consists of 49 guest rooms in two different categories, with 31 m² Superior rooms starting at SEK 3,000 per night. For those with larger budgets, there is also a two-storey Grand Executive Suite, which costs SEK 31,000 per night.

“Upper House is both a personal guest house and a modern hotel of the highest international standard,” says Petter Ullberg, CEO of Gothia Towers. “This is a ‘hotel in hotel’ offering first-rate service, unparalleled views and fantastic food created by Krister Dahl, who captained the Swedish Culinary Team for eight years. Upper House is just what Gothenburg needs: an exclusive hotel with a world-leading restaurant.”

The hotel has been tastefully decorated using blonde woods, with soft wall-to-wall carpeting and furnishings from manufacturers such as Italy’s Moroso and Switzerland’s Vitra, as well as textiles from Denmark’s Kvadrat. In spring 2014, the hotel will also open ten 48 m² Deluxe Suites.

Located on the 25th floor, Upper House Dining has large windows providing spectacular views over Gothenburg. Krister Dahl, former captain of the Swedish Culinary Team and four-time gold medal winner at the Culinary Olympics, is Executive Chef for all restaurants at Gothia Towers and has recruited Måns Backlund as head chef at Upper House. Together, they will be working to attract the attention of the Michelin Guide, with a clear culinary concept whereby the finest local ingredients are selected daily to create that evening’s menu.

“The menu at Upper House consists of six dishes composed using the very best ingredients from the surrounding area each day,” explains Krister. “There will also be a number of surprise courses each evening, which will also be based on the ingredients available. We’re planning to have a ‘chef’s table’ inside the kitchen, where a small group of guests can enjoy their food while watching it being prepared through a window.”

At Upper House Spa & Relax, on floors 18 to 20, Sweden’s west coast meets the Orient in the form of classic spa treatments with the sensations of salt, the sea and smooth rocks, and a hamam – a Turkish sauna with hot steam baths and the fragrances of cardamom, lime and eucalyptus. The spa also has Scandinavian saunas.

You’ll find Upper House high above Gothenburg, on the top floors of the middle tower at Gothia Towers. This is a small, personal hotel within a larger setting, featuring spectacular views, traditional hospitality and a uniquely human touch.

Upper House opens on 1 September.

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