Travel to Stockholm:
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and part
of the Stockholm Municipality, is located on Sweden's East Coast where
Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. There are numerous high-tech
companies headquartered here. In spite of a full four-season climate
that includes substantial rain, tourism has doubled since 1991. So,
there must be something about its people and places to attract so many

Here's a look at Stockholm's luxury hotels, best
restaurants, and what to see and do while visiting. The progressive
city is on the rise and definitely a worthy destination for world
travelers to notch on their boards.

Luxury Hotels in Stockholm

The First Hotel Reisen
has been a center of refined hospitality since the 1700s. Aside from
offering the best view of Old Town Stockholm from its waterfront
location, there is the sauna, the swimming pool, and the sensational
restaurant all set beneath 17th century vaults. The Victory Hotel is
part of the Bengtsson family's hotel chain. It is named after the
English naval hero Lord Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory. Adjacent to
Victory Hotel is the renowned restaurant, Leijontornet (the Lion
Tower), which is named after a 14th century fortification wall that is
on display in the main dining room. The décor of each room has a little
captain in it with a portrait of Lord Nelson. Good Lord! The Hilton Stockholm Slussen
is located in the center of Stockholm. It, too, offers incredible views
of Old Town Stockholm. The hotel was noted for being the best business
hotel in 2003. The gym and sauna are world-class facilities.
Additionally, the hotel is a civic leader for its commitment to
environmental-safety issues.

Best Restaurants in Stockholm

Den Gyldene Freden
is an 18th century establishment of great historic and epicurean
proportions. The esteemed Swedish Academy holds its meetings here for
members to enjoy the restaurant's well-made local dishes. Lux Stockholm
is annually commended in the highly valued Michelin Guide for its
excellent seasonal offerings and service. Renowned architect Peter
Hallén designed crystal lamps to lighten up the tables and
color-changing walls. Wärdshuset Ulla Winbladh
is an open-air restaurant that serves gourmet lunches and dinners of
Swedish fare. Due to the eatery's enormous popularity, making
reservations in advance is strongly advised. The owners have five
additional restaurants in Stockholm.