The PUB department store’s founder, Paul U. Bergström, started trading on Hötorget (‘Haymarket’) in the late 1880s, and for a while he owned basically all of the buildings surrounding the square. Haymarket is now moving into the building, which was built between 1915 and 1917, and which housed the department store until 1994. The building’s original furnishings are clearly characterised by art deco features, which were considered hyper-modern in the 1920s. The style is characterised by strong colours and bold geometric shapes, and in the concept art in the hotel’s lobby we can see some clear examples of this on stairs and stair rails and beautiful patterns.
A golden seal was placed at the top of the facade facing Hötorget, which is equipped with LEDs and shines beautifully in the evening with a corona effect on the façade.