A slick new hotel in set to open in Gothenburg at the end of January 2012 – the new Clarion Hotel Post is a listed former Post Office from the 1920s which has been restored and extended into a sleek 500 bedroom hotel. Designed by the international architects Magnus Månsson of Semrén and Månsson and Erik Nissen Johansen of Stylt Trampoli, the central-based hotel retains its original awe-inspiring grand hall and high ceilings.
It also boasts a trendy rooftop pool and bar, indoor spa and the top-class ‘Norda Grill & Bar’ restaurant, managed by the famous New York based chef Marcus Samuelsson.
The hotel opens its doors on 26 January 2012 and the day after, it will host the official launch part of Scandinavia’s largest film festival – the Gothenburg Film Festival – held 27 January to 6 February 2012 at various venues across the city, including Draken at Järntorget.
Showcasing more than 450 films from 70 countries, the festival will have a strong focus on Nordic films, as well as on Arabic films, delving into the lives of those involved and affected by the current political situations across the Middle East.