NEW GUIDES! What to see, where to stay and what to do in Stockholm? We’ve put together a gay guide and a lesbian guide to Stockholm.
Stockholm’s largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express as well as near all the best of Stockholm’s favorite spots.
It all started with the idea to create a unique, timeless, first-class hotel. By combining the best of Scandinavian architecture and design it would create a source of inspiration for the guests. A collection of icons in their areas that together would celebrate Scandinavia!
Have you heard of The Ant, The Swan or The Egg? They are all names of chairs designed by the famous Scandinavian designer Arne Jacobsen. Maybe The Swan is your favorite to relax in, with a glass of wine in your hand, after a long day shopping and sightseeing or maybe you prefer to sit down in The Egg? Whichever you prefer you can find them at Clarion Hotel Sign.
One of the most popular areas of Södermalm are the blocks around Mariatorget Square. You will find restaurants and stores on the streets of St Paulsgatan, Krukmakargatan, Hornsgatan and Swedenborgsgatan, which form the charming square of Mariatorget.
At Mariatorget you also find Hotel Rival – a small, privately owned hotel. The owner? No one else than Benny Andersson from ABBA. Hotel Rival has become very popular with the Stockholmers and it also houses a bistro with a bar, a cocktail bar in art deco style, and a immensely popular café.
“Overlooking a leafy square in the bohemian Södermalm district, this hotel, owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, is also flush with character. Among its features are blow-ups of Swedish film stills above the headboards, so you can drift off to sleep under the disdainful eye of Greta Garbo.” Conde Nast Traveller (UK), December 2012
Speaking of ABBA, have you heard that ABBA The Museum is opening in Stockholm in May?
Seattle Gay News announces “Best of Travel 2012″ and Stockholm is on the list!
Three travel writers for Seattle Gay News lists their absolute favorite places to stay, eat, drink and visit, plus the best ways of transporting you there.
Sheraton Stockholm - “Conveniently located just five minutes from Central Station, this hotel offers stunning views of Stockholm’s unique skyline and tranquil Riddarfjärden at a reasonable price.” J.L. Peerson
Langa Raden – “From a historic 17th-century building inhabiting serene grounds in Stockholm’s artistic center, Langa Raden dishes out traditional Swedish cuisine with a contemporary twist.” J. L. Peerson
And on the list of the best transportation services you find SAS Scandinavian Airlines.
Scandinavian Airlines ‘Economy Extra’ – “Meriting awards not only for their on-time flights, but also for an ahead-of-the-times campaign promoting marriage equality. SAS delivers efficiency and peace of mind for LGBT travellers.” J. L. Peerson
To see the full list – visit Seattle Gay News>>
“At Clarion Hotel Stockholm we love art so much that from the 8th of June 2012, artists can pay for their hotel stay with art. It’s all really very simple: An artwork – a room – one night.” How great is that?!
The tradition to let artists pay with art at hotels and restaurants has headed in the direction of extinction. A couple of months ago, the Chelsea Hotel closed and here in Sweden it hasn’t even been possible to pay with art. Ever.
“My dad was one of the artists who in the 70’s paid for his hotel room in New York – with art. To see my dad’s pieces hang next to famous artists at the Chelsea Hotel really made an impact on me. Now that the historic Chelsea Hotel has closed for an unknown period of time I thought it was obvious that we at Clarion Hotel Stockholm should do something about this. After all, we are already a significant art hotel.” Marcus Majewski, General Manager, Clarion Hotel Stockholm.
Stay in a landmark department store building just 500 m from Stockholm Central Station.
Stockholm’s true shopping hotel, Rica Hotel Kungsgatan, with an unbeatable location in a classic department store. Located in the recently renovated PUB department store, with its high-end shopping malls, traditional square market, two pedestrian shopping streets and two covered markets right on your doorstep. You can even take the elevator from our lobby straight to the department store’s third floor. PUB offers all hotel guests 10% discount at selected shops in the store. Real value-for-money accommodation for anyone that needs a regular base in Stockholm City Centre.