A space to work, meet & party - Stora hotellet Umeå
Næzén’s library, Giisa and the freedom suite

A space to work, meet & party

Whether you’re planning a small exclusive event or a major banquet Stora Hotellet and its sibling event and meeting space P5 can accommodate your needs, simple as well as extraordinary all under one roof.

At Stora Hotellet, we offer upscale rooms & experiences for smaller intimate gathering in Næzéns library, Giisa and the Freedom suite.

Whether business, executive or management meetings, birthday parties and anniversaries – just get in touch and let us know how we may best serve your needs.

Our rooms

Næzéns library and Giisa are connected to each other and can be combined or rented separately. The library is 36 sqm, ideal for mingle and relaxed seating up to 20 guests. Giisa is 18 sqm, accommodates 12 seated guests – perfect for management meetings and / or as a Chambre Separée for exclusive culinary experiences.

The Freedom suite on the 2nd floor overlooking City Hall Park and the Ume River was formerly the hotel’s historic ballroom. The Freedom suite is 89 sqm and houses a private bedroom and connecting living room with a generous dining table and a lounge area. The living room area can be rented separately on request.

Curio Naezéns library and Giisa

Næzéns library 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 with a conference table and 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 always available for the hotel’s guests when no reservation is made.

Giisa – the Sami treasure room. From the library you enter Giisa through a Maplewood door. Giisa is the name for a Sami coffin where you store silver, coins and other precious objects, and the room is decorated with a unique collection of Sami handicraft.

Our Giisa is a tribute of Sami culture and our Sami heritage. There is yet another link to Daniel Erik Næzén here, as a district doctor he had responsibility for people within an area of 2,400 square miles, which at that time was 2/5 of all Sweden. For Næzén it meant many long and sometimes adventurous trips inland where he could indulge his interest in Sami culture and customs.

  • Stora Hotellet’s Freedom Suite is in the old banqueting hall and comprises a bedroom and living room covering 89 square metres. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • At Stora Hotellet, King Oscar II and many a common sailor have walked up the staircase, built in 1895. In the background is Gotthard's restaurant and bar. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Night time at Stora Hotellet’s reception. In days gone by, party goers from the hotel would have mingled here with busy sailors from the seaman’s mission. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen

  • When the 1895 staircase stops, a new staircase takes you to the attic. The new staircase was built from ship wreckage wood, old furniture and stuff found in the hotel's old attic. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Næzéns library is always open to our guests. A tribute to doctor Daniel Erik Næzén and his health spa that was located here. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • The bar in Gotthard's restaurant is next to the lobby. It’s a meeting place for both Umeå residents and guests from near and far. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Gotthard's restaurant mixes fresh, local ingredients and inspiration from the world's ports. A tribute to the Gotthard Zetterberg, the first director of the hotel. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.

  • Superstition rooms are compact and cozy sailor berths in Stora Hotellet’s old attic with sloping ceiling, nooks and crannies. Photo: Erik Nissen Johansen.