In Næzén’s library you can have an inspirational meeting, simple chat or a magnificent party. There are two rooms – Library and Giisa – and they can be hired separately or together.
The rooms were inspired by Daniel Erik Næzén who was a district doctor and lived in Umeå from 1782 to 1808. He was a versatile intellectual, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Næzén founded Umeå’s first library and was a student of botany, entomology, mineralogy, meteorology and much more. He examined the spa that was on the site before Stora Hotellet in Umea was built and he used the spa waters in his treatments.
The carefully furnished library is the larger of the two rooms. It has a conference table for 12-14 people and a cosy lounge area with sofas and armchairs. There is a fireplace and a series of features linked to Næzén’s world of science and art. The library is available for the hotel’s guests and the doors are always open unless a conference has been booked.
From the library you enter Giisa, the next room, through a Maplewood door. Giisa is the name for a Sami chest where you store silver, coins and other precious objects, and the room is decorated with a unique collection of Sami handicraft. There is a conference table for 12 people and a separate entrance.
Our Giisa is a celebration of Sami culture and our Sami heritage. There is yet another link to Daniel Erik Næzén here. Whilst district doctor he had responsibility for people within an area of 24,000 square km, which at that time was two fifths of all Sweden. For Næzén it meant a lot of long journeys inland where he could indulge his interest in the culture and customs of the Sami people.
Two rooms: Library 36 sqm with room for 14 people + Giisa 18 sqm for 12 people