• The Steam Hotel
  • The Steam Hotel in Västerås, on the bank of Lake Mälaren in Central Sweden, has become synonymous with the industrial city’s regeneration. With an elegant but informal vibe, the 227-room hotel is drawing a cool cosmopolitan clientele to this 100-year-old former steam power plant.

    The common spaces feature ping-pong tables, board games, chess boards, pool tables and foosball tables. The games are quite special and fit the hotel’s aesthetic well—guests have remarked on the details.