Relaxing weekends, demanding business meetings or delightful family parties. Regardless of the activity you engage in, we at Elite Hotels always want you to feel like an honoured guest whenever you stay with us. We want you to experience a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment at our hotels that makes you feel at home.
Elite Hotels offers classic hotels centrally located in prominent Swedish cities, from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south. Each hotel has its own unique story and individual style.
Staying with us should be more than just checking into a hotel. We want to provide you with a complete experience and impart a sense of tradition, quality and flair.
We look forward to welcome you!
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At the end of the 1950s, a business concept was created at the Stockholm Student Union. The idea was that student housing that stood vacant during the summer months would be let as hotel rooms. The business was driven successfully through a foundation-like organisation during the 1970s. In 1980, the business was transformed into a corporation,SSRS Holdings AB – with Bicky Chakraborty at the helm.
The story of SSRS originates in the Stockholm Student Union. The goal was to create an international centre for Swedish and overseas students. This was made possible when the international student dorm Forum was built. The centre was inaugurated by the Education Minister at that time, and future Prime Minister, Ingvar Carlsson. Bicky Chakraborty was the centre’s founder and initiator of the undertaking.
In 1980, the corporation SSRS Holding AB (Stockholm Student Reception Service) was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of SSSB. In 1983, the stately Hotel Savoy in Malmö was acquired, which was the beginning of SSRS’ history as an independent operation.
In 1980, the corporation SSRS Holding AB (Stockholm Student Reception Service) was formed as a wholly-owned subsidiary of SSSB. In 1983, the stately Hotel Savoy in Malmö was acquired, which was the beginning of SSRS’ history
1980 Stora Hotellet in Örebro, acquisition of enterprise
1982 Stockholm Plaza, acquisition of property
1983 Savoy in Malmö, acquisition of enterprise and property
1984 Stockholm Plaza opens; SSRS sells 50 % of the property
1984 Stora Hotellet in Örebro, acquisition of property
1984 Stadshotellet in Karlstad, acquisition of property
1985 Stadshotellet in Karlstad, acquisition of enterprise
1986 Restaurant Adlon, Helsingfors, sold 1991
1986 Grand Hotel in Norrköping, management contract
1986 Savoy Hotel expanded by 28 rooms through acquisition of neighbouring property
1987 Restaurant Aquavit, New York, sold 1991
1988 Stadshotellet in Västerås, acquisition of property and enterprise
1988 Grand Hotel Norrköping, acquisition of property
1989 Hotel Mollberg in Helsingborg, acquisition of enterprise
1990 Marina Plaza in Helsingborg opens – enterprise
1991 Nova Park Hotel in Huddinge, acquisition of enterprise and property, sold 1999
1994 Palace Hotel, acquisition of enterprise
1999 Elite Plaza in Gothenburg, opens – enterprise and 50 % of property
1999 Hotel Residens in Malmö, acquisition of enterprise and property
2000 Strandbaden in Falkenberg, enterprise and property, sold 2011
2001 Stadshotellet in Växjö – acquisition of enterprise
2001 Stora Hotellet in Jönköping – acquisition of enterprise
2001 Stadshotellet in Luleå – acquisition of enterprise
2002 Elite Hotel Knaust in Sundsvall reopened – enterprise
2005 Elite Park Avenue Hotel in Gothenburg – enterprise
2008 Elite Park Hotel, Växjö – acquisition of enterprise
2008 Elite Hotel Arcadia in Stockholm reopened – enterprise
2008 Hotel Bishops Arms in Köping – acquisition of property
2010 Elite Hotel Marina Tower in Stockholm – enterprise
2010 Hotel Bishops Arms in Kristianstad – enterprise
2010 Elite Plaza Hotel in Malmö – enterprise
2011 Hotel Bishops Arms in Kiruna – enterprise
2011 Elite Eden Park Hotel in Stockholm – enterprise
2011 Elite Stora Hotellet in Linköping – acquisition of enterprise
2012 Elite Stadshotellet in Eskilstuna reopened – enterprise
2013 Elite Hotel Ideon in Lund – enterprise
2013 Elite Grand Hotel in Gävle – enterprise
2013 Elite Plaza Hotel in Örnsköldsvik – enterprise
2014 Elite Hotel Adlon in Stockholm – acquisition of enterprise
2015 Hotel Bishops Arms in Piteå – enterprise
2016 Hotel Bishops Arms in Lund – acquisition of property
2016 Elite Hotel Mimer in Umeå – enterprise
2017 Elite Hotel Academia in Uppsala – enterprise
2017 Elite Hotel Haga in Stockholm - enterprise
The company’s name (from April 1991) is under the name Elite Hotels of Sweden AB. Elite Hotels is the largest privately owned hotel chain in Sweden with a total of 34 facilities in 23 cities, with 29 Elite Hotels in 18 cities and 5 Hotel Bishops Arms in 5 cities.
Elite Hotels works toward and supports positive and sustainable societal development. Among other things, sustainable development means that present and future generations are ensured a good and healthy environment. For this reason, we have elected to certify all of our existing and future hotels with the global Green Key Eco-Rating.
We strive to offer products and services with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while retaining high quality and a great customer experience. We endeavour to continuously improve our work in all pertinent areas such as energy, water, resource consumption, and chemical and waste management, so as to reduce our impact on the environment.
Elite Hotels works to increase competence, commitment and responsibility amongst our employees and guests, so that we can create a truly eco-conscious company together. As a part of this work, we systematically inform our employees and guests about our progress, and we ensure that everyone participates in our environmental work by having clear routines and regular training. We prioritise suppliers who are environmentally certified and who work actively with sustainability.
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