Elite Stora Hotellet Linköping was built in 1852 and comprises three storeys. It is an historical site and one of the finer examples in Scandinavia of the Empire style, which was very much in fashion in Sweden between 1810 and 1850. Jonas Jonsson was the man responsible for the design and construction. He had worked in Stockholm with leading architects such as Axel Nyström, Fredrik Blom and Fredrik Scholander. Jonsson developed the Empire style, which he had learned from Axel Nyström, and his personal style is generally known as “Jonsson Empire”. He made use of the rich variety of decorative elements at his disposal. The hotel’s pilasters, for example, originally had an embossed pattern, now concealed by the smooth rendering.
Construction of the hotel marked the transition in Linköping from wooden buildings to stone buildings. In 1893, a fourth storey was added to the hotel, which altered the original proportions of the building substantially. The ground floor housed a bank at one time.
The hotel is now one of the oldest city hotels in the country.
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