ALESSANDRO CATENACCI

Alessandro Catenacci owner of the Nobis Group enjoying being outdoors.
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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

The driving force behind many of Stockholm’s top hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs isn’t Swedish at all. It’s Italian-born Alessandro Catenacci.

Roman-born Alessandro Catenacci emigrated to Sweden as a young boy when his family set out to build a restaurant empire that would entice not only the lifestyle conscious in and around Stockholm, but also the Royal Family. In addition to top-tier restaurants and nightspots, his Nobis Group includes three hotels, the youngest of which - Nobis ...

“We try to infuse personality into our hotels. We don’t look outside for inspiration. We go our own way.” What really matters, he says, “is the personality you can offer.”
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A view of the outside of the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
Original clockwork at the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
Inside a bedroom at the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.Inside a bedroom at the Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Outside in the restaurant garden at Hotel J in Stockholm, Sweden.
The lobby of the Hotel J with a modal boat.

... Hotel - opened in December 2010. The conglomerate’s philosophy combines the best of Catenacci’s Italian heritage—a heady approach to fine food and a keen eye for quality—and the utmost in Scandinavian understatement. Catenacci himself is a family man; his weekends are reserved for his wife and five children and he put his brother Stefano Catennaci in charge of Nobis Hotel's CAINA restaurant, which is a new take on the family restaurant that originally opened in Stockholm in 1980. The trio of hotels, including the sister-properties of Nobis Hotel, Hotel Skeppsholmen and Hotel J carry the signature of the architectural firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, who have worked to infuse the feel of a private home into these properties. Catenacci says about their collaboration: “We try to infuse personality into our hotels. We don’t look outside for inspiration. We go our own way.” What really matters, he says, “is the personality you can offer.”

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