Exploring the Art Suites at the 26th Icehotel
Our Digital Marketing Executive, Maryanne, travelled to the Icehotel in December to explore this winter’s Art Suites. Read on for a sneaky-peek into this season’s magnificent build!
Donning my snow boots and thermal overalls, I made my way through the famous reindeer-clad doors, crunching through a thick layer of snow with every step I took.
Entering the grand hallway, intricately designed hand-carved chandeliers hung from the ceiling and translucent load-bearing pillars framed the pathway that lead to a quaint but unfinished sculpture, which would be the focal point to the heart of this unique hotel.
As I walked towards the sculpture, I turned left into the first corridor, leading me to the first of the Art Suites, and my room for the night, 301: Fractus. During the day, the Icehotel acts as an art exhibition, so all rooms are open to the public until 6pm. So, with a few hours to spare, I decided to take a peek at some of the other rooms – starting with the remaining Art Suites…
Fractus by Anja Kilian and Wolfgang A Lüchow
Love Capsule by Luc Voisin and Mathieu Brison
Flying Buttress by AnnaKatrin Kraus and Hans Aescht
Cairn Forest by Annie Hanauer and Matt Chan
Elephant in the Room by AnnaSofia Mååg
Cesare’s Wake by Petros Dermatas and Ellie Souti
I then discovered the incredible Deluxe Suites, featuring their own private bathroom and sauna. The incredible design in each room was simply spectacular. One Deluxe Suite even had its own set of ice swings…
Rhythm of the Arctic by Shingo Saito and Natsuki Saito
Finally, I came across the Ice Rooms...
I exited the corridors and made my way to the main hall of the Icehotel where I came across a member of the design team working on that charming sculpture in the heart of the hallway and who else should it be, but the creator of the Icehotel itself: Arne Berg! What a fantastic way to complete my Icehotel experience