Sometimes it takes a village to design a building (in this case a hotel), or at least three firms and when you see the Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, you’ll see why. Doos Architects handled the hotel’s interiors while the hotel itself was designed by Reflex Architects. Stylt Trampoli took care of the restaurant, bar, lobby, and the terrace. It’s located in Lindholmen in Gothenburg, Sweden, situated in one of the fastest developing business districts in Sweden, making it the perfect locale for both business and leisure travelers.


The hotel is outfitted with 265 modern guest rooms and 10 suites, each with wallpaper in 20 different patterns and colors, giving each space a unique and eclectic feel. The furnishings definitely give it that boutique feel, as opposed to your typical chain hotel.


The suites are located such that they hang out over the water with 4-star views of Gothenburg and the harbor.


Doos paid careful attention to details, like choosing to use wood, iron, and copper throughout, which all have roots in the area. They also used a lot of neutral tones but spiced it up with touches of color.





The Cuckoo’s Nest is the concept restaurant located in the hotel that was developed by Stylt Trampoli. It’s filled with a diverse mix of traditional and modern pieces with a touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure.




Image courtesy of Doos Architects

Image courtesy of Doos Architects

Image courtesy of Doos Architects

Image courtesy of Doos Architects


Image courtesy of Doos Architects

Image courtesy of Doos Architects


The exterior is covered in tonal geometric panels and windows that create a really cool, eye-catching pattern.



Photos by Ingela Vagsund, unless otherwise noted.

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What: Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel
Where: Lindholmspiren 4 – 417 56 – Gothenburg, Sweden.
How much: Nightly rates from SEK 1032 (EUR 116).
Highlights: Centrally located and overlooks the harbor, urban and quirky decor
Design draw: A hotel with urban eclectic interiors making it feel more like a boutique hotel than a chain.
Book it: Call +46 (31) 383 40 00 or email [email protected]