“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.
In a city built on the water, there are naturally many spa and recreational opportunities. Try different types of hot and cold baths, have a refreshing spa treatment, or a get a classic Swedish massage. Swimming and saunas are part of Swedish tradition, so why not try some classic bath houses.
Elements spa – Sweden’s first spa inspired by the world’s oldest healthcare system, Ayurveda, has recently opened at the gay friendly Clarion Hotel Stockholm. In this exotic spa environment with its warm colors and unique design you can enjoy a massage with elements of both Indian and Swedish massage, try out pilates and yoga, float around in the magnificent pool with its glass roof or book the VIP-sauna – amongst many things.
If you are looking for that special Swedish atmosphere you should visit the Nordic Spa and Fitness at the gay friendly Grand Hôtel. The waters, islands and islets surrounding the city have inspired this fabulous spa. Feel the tranquility in the beautiful, summer warm pools or take a treatment that calms you down or cheers you up.
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