Who knows what they were thinking in the 1930s, but apparently somebody on Södermalm reckoned that a combination hotel, movie house, restaurant, patisserie, and apartment complex would be a money-maker. Today, that odd mix is known for being owned by Benny Andersson, of ABBA fame. The cinema is still functioning and seats a massive 700, which naturally attracts corporate crowds in need of a suitable majestic venue in which to present their PowerPoints. The on-site restaurant earns kudos, too, as does the buzzy bar area and music club below it (don't worry, it's well insulated, so no sound from it in the guestrooms). The hotel part has 99 rooms and is a high-cachet choice of digs in Stockholm, announcing that the guests are hip enough to want to stay on Södermalm, but refined enough not to grunge it. The building, alas, was gutted during the conversion, so there's no trace of the '30s in the average-size rooms. Instead, you'll find run-of-the-mill Nordic minimalism enlivened a bit by a massive photo, different in each room over the bed. Baths are unusually large, though, and the choicer rooms still have their balconies overlooking lovely Mariatorget. Service is topnotch, as is the breakfast buffet (so take it if it's offerred as part of the room rate).