The tiny island of Skeppsholmen is a peaceful oasis just across a bridge from bustling downtown Stockholm. Once home to a naval base, the island now hosts two Stockholm institutions: Moderna Museet, the city’s museum for contemporary and modern art, and Hotel Skeppsholmen. With a building dating from 1699—formerly barracks for the Swedish navy—and interiors designed by Stockholm architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune, Hotel Skeppsholmen is a master class in the fusion of old and new. Just a 10-minute walk from central Stockholm, the hotel is also easily reached by boat, bus or car. — Hotel Skeppsholmen Gröna Gången 1 11186 Stockholm Sweden TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Plein Air Café Drawing from the impressionist ideal of painting outdoors, partners Soo Choi and Kevin Heisner have made Chicago's Plein Air Café a dreamy space. St. John Bread and Wine Opened by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver in 2003, St. John Bread and Wine combines a daily set menu with baked goods and artfully chosen wines. Do You Read Me? When it first opened its doors in 2008 in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood, this popular magazine shop presented a modest collection of 100 titles. Peter Miller Architecture Peter Miller Books has been an essential place to visit in Seattle for a quarter century. March If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful San Francisco shop called March. Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art combines contemporary art, architecture, gardens and coffee into what is a lovely way to while away your afternoon.