There are two general markers I use to tell if my hotel room is haunted. One: I generally have these crazy dreams of me looking at myself while other people look at me and convulse, whereupon I wake up frightened in cold sweats. Two: I see a fucking ghost. So when I was in Stockholm three years ago, I had that specific dream at a hotel. The front desk clerk clearly held back “ghost” information to avoid a scene (there were others at the front desk). In any case, I moved rooms and slept beautifully.
Let’s hope Rezidor’s new Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel in Stockholm is ghost-free, because one day I’d like to stay there. The hotel officially opened last week in the heart of Stockholm, and you can expect the 414 rooms to be sleek, functional, and modern, as they were designed by White, the leading Scandinavian architectural agency. While it’s more of a business hotel (it has direct connection to the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center), it’s still right next to Gamla Stan (“Old Town”), which happens to be my favorite island, packed with medieval buildings and cool shops. I’m also pretty confident the hotel will lack spirits of any sort, except for at the bar.