Savoy Hotel, Malmo, Sweden

Frans Hilding Ekelund
Date Built
Norra Vallgatan and Hamngatan
The Savoy Hotel occupies the corner of Norra Vallgatan and Hamngatan looking across the canal to Malmo Central Station.  The location was once home to a medieval inn and then in 1862 the Hotel Svea was built on the site.  In 1902 the name was changed to the Savoy Hotel, apparently in honour of, or to associate itself with, the Savoy in London.

In 1912, two years before the Baltic Exhibition, that was the stimulus for a number of changes in Malmo, Frans Eklund added a banquet hall, dining room and more guest rooms in the art nouveau extension on Hamngatan.

The hotel's website says that, "Many great personalities such as Judy Garland, Lenin, Sammy Davis Jr. and others have lived here over the years and thus co-wrote Elite Hotel Savoy's glittering history. Famous people like Fritiofsberg Nilsson Piraten and Sten Broman had regular table in the dining room. If walls could talk, we would probably find a few things that happened at the Savoy.