Avalon Hotel

The Avalon Hotel is a hotel at Kungsportsplatsen in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was nominated for the Kasper Salin Prize in 2007. It is part of Design Hotels AG.

Avalon Hotel
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Avalon Hotel in the background of Kungsportsplatsen
General information
LocationGothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates57°42′15″N 11°58′7″E / 57.70417°N 11.96861°E / 57.70417; 11.96861Coordinates: 57°42′15″N 11°58′7″E / 57.70417°N 11.96861°E / 57.70417; 11.96861
OpeningJuly 2007
OwnerSvenska Stadshotell AB
Technical details
Floor count6
Floor area5,960 square metres (64,200 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Semrén & Månsson Arkitektkontor AB
Other information
Number of rooms101
Number of restaurants1
Website
Avalonhotel.se
The Swimming pool on the roof of the hotel.

HistoryEdit

The site of the hotel at the east end of the Idogheten neighbourhood was built with a four-story stone building in 1879. It features small business locals at ground level and apartments in the above floors. The building was damaged by fire in 1966. Afterward the building was demolished and replaced by a simple one-story barrack with a shoe shop and a saluhall. The property was acquired by Bygg Göta Göteborg AB in 1978, followed by ongoing discussions regarding constructing a new building since the mid-1980s.

Work with a detail plan started in the autumn of 2001 and was finished when the plan was accepted in 2005. The plan specified the form of the new building and that it should, in a harmonic way, fit in the environment but at the same time be representative for its time. The construction permit for the building was approved on 10 January 2006.

Structure and facilitiesEdit

The hotel has 101 rooms divided in six different categories; Penthouse suite (1), Suite (2), Deluxe (14+8), Superior (30), Business (40), and Moderate (6). Twenty-four of the rooms have miniature spas and three of the rooms have a miniature gym.

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