Spegelsalen, the "Hall of Mirrors", is a magnificent ballroom decorated in gold, white and red. Ever since the opening in 1899, it has been the scene of countless successful conferences and brilliant parties.
Spegelsalen was inspired by its namesake, the Galerie des Glaces in Versailles. The room has four large mirror doors on either side, beautiful ceiling paintings and two giant chandeliers with goldcoated arms. It was in this room that the first Nobel Prize ceremony and banquet took place in 1901. It was a successful evening, and the event continued to be organized here up until 1929, when the Nobel Foundation decided to move the banquet to the newly built Stockholm City Hall. Still today, the Laureates and their families stay at the Grand Hôtel in connection with the event.
Spegelsalen is now regarded as a part of Sweden's cultural heritage. It has no equivalent anywhere else in Sweden.