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November 4, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

This November, Cafe Opera opens in a new form with management consultants Patrik Slettman and Paulo Fagundez at the helm. This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the Nobis Group who owns Café Opera, and Patrik & Paulo.

Sweden’s most famous nightclub will undergo changes in decor and furniture, but above all, it is the level of service as well as the guests, that will be in absolute focus. The reopening takes place during two launch nights: November 8th and 9th.

– It’s a dream come true to revamp and manage Café Opera, says Patrik Slettman and Paulo Fagundez. When talking about moving back to Sweden it was Café Opera with its amazing heritage and unique facilities that was at the top of our wish list of venues to work with.myuv01snkyotlsrw3pio

Patrik Slettman and Paulo Fagundez has for the past ten years lived and worked primarily in the U.S., where they both enjoyed key roles at some of the US top nightclubs. As time grew, a desire to bring their experience and knowledge back home to Sweden emerged. Almost exactly a year ago, Patrik and Paulo moved back, and opened Bergmans nightclub in Stockholm which quickly became a hotspot in the Stockholm nightlife scene. Some time later the duo began a dialogue with the the Nobis Group regarding Café Opera.

– This is a long-term commitment from our side, says Abbe Ibrahim, CEO of Opera Källaren. With the help of Patrik and Paulo’s solid experience from the U.S. market the goal is to continue to deliver a nightclub of a high international standard, says Abbe.

November 8-9 the doors of Café Opera open for dual opening nights. Furniture and decor has changed with the help of Martin Ranelid at Grand Bureau, in conjunction with updated sound and lighting fixtures.

Café Opera

Café Opera opened in August 1980 and quickly became Sweden’s most renowned nightclub and meeting place for all ages – and has remained so. Not only Swedish royals but international celebrities has over the years enjoyed themselves at Café Opera. The nightclub is in a unique heritage protected building from 1895, featuring Vicke Andréns remarkable handpainted ceilings. Café Opera is owned by Nobis Group, one of Scandinavia’s leading companies in the hotel, meeting and restaurant industry.

Patrik Slettman

Patrik has worked more than 10 years in the hospitality insdustry in the United States and has been involved in managing some of the most successful clubs in Miami Beach and San Diego. His specialty has been VIP service and marketing, as well as customer relations. Most recently, Patrik was responsible for the VIP service at The Opium Group, which has a number of clubs that ranked top 100 in the world.

Paulo Fagundez

Paulo began his career in London at the luxury hotel Ritz, and then he went on to the legendary members club, Momos. After three years in London and a year in New York Paulo moved to Los Angeles where he began working for SBE Entertainment, having a key role managing the openings of new clubs. Six years later Paulo took a job as general manager at WALL Lounge at the W Hotel in Miami Beach and the following year was offered a similar role at SET nightclub, The Opium Group’s most exclusive club. It was also here Paulo began working with Patrik Slettman.

For more information, please contact Patrik Slettman, patrik@cafeopera.se, +46.72.942.9734.

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