One of Jönköping's most beautiful buildings, Elite Stora Hotellet has a central and stunning location along the south shore of Lake Vättern. Jönköping's walking street passes right by the hotel, putting guests right in the midst of the city's shopping, attractions and nightlife. Elite Stora Hotellet was built in the mid 1800's and has been painstakingly renovated. Much of the hotel has been preserved in its original glory, including the Hall of Mirrors, which is one of Scandinavia's most beautiful banquet halls. It is very important to us that you have an enjoyable stay and feel personally cared for.
The 135 rooms at Elite Stora Hotellet are pleasant and comfortably furnished to make sure that our guests can rest and work in peace and quiet. While you are here, stop by our popular gastropub, The Bishops Arms.
A very warm welcome to Elite Stora Hotellet in Jönköping!
What was at that time known as Jönköpings Hotell was built in 1850. This was an enormously bold venture in a city with only 7000 residents. The hotel is one of the country’s oldest and most famous hotels outside the capital. When it opened in January 1860, it was the largest hotel in the country. The rationale behind the huge construction was Jönköping’s strategic location as a rail and road junction, which made it a natural stopover station on the finalized South Main Line.
Right from the outset, the hotel boasted a number of special features. On the ground floor, there was a restaurant, a café, a billiards room, an inn, bank offices and, after a few years, a bathhouse. The middle floor consisted primarily of hotel rooms and the upper floor housed banquet halls, clubrooms and a few other rooms. The Freemasons, then as now, held quarter on the attic floor, which includes the great assembly hall, Johannessalen.
In 1863, the banquet and assembly rooms were finished two floors up. Since this time, the hotel has boasted the finest banquet facilities in Jönköping County. The hall was magnificent, with glittering gas-burning chandeliers, mirrored walls that gave the illusion of another room beyond, and décor that makes visitors feel as if they had been transported to a fairy tale castle. Ever since, this room has hosted countless magnificent and memorable balls and banquets.