I never get tired of hearing about the Creators Inn—hotel rooms by Elvine (a Swedish clothing brand “inspired by the city of Gothenburg’s unrefined subcultures and the legacy of traditional craftsmanship”) that are free to fellow creative types. Yes, free. Zero cost to whoever can score one of the rooms.
So if you’re an llustrator, graphic artist, fine artist, artisan, writer, journalist, composer, filmmaker, musician, storyteller, doll maker, book binder, then you probably qualify. “We have a very wide definition of creators. The reason for coming to town is more important than the title on your business card.” That means, they’re looking for people doing creative work that relates to the city in some way.
There are three locations, but the latest one seems the most aesthetically pleasing (ahem, the most creatively inspiring). A hotel-within-a-hotel tucked inside the Scandic Malmen Hotel in Stockholm, it’s a little bit vintage Scandanavian and a little bit IKEA with just enough quirky trinkets and ferns to make it feel homey.