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The Berns Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, has some of the most gorgeous restaurant facilities in Europe. Check out this video when Honest Cooking Editor-in-Chief Kalle Bergman paid it a visit.
At Berns you can dance the night away at the straight friendly gay club “Kling & Paymans Glory Hole”, eat at one of the two restaurants or go see a concert – all under the same roof. This chic gay-friendly art deco hotel has a lot to offer. Previous guests have included Marlene Dietrich and Diana Ross.
“All in all, Berns is a great boutique hotel with one of the best locations in Stockholm, good food and some of the most beautiful common areas in Europe — it is absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a little more party and decadence added to their visit to the capital of Sweden.” Says Kalle Bergman.
For more gay friendly hotels in Stockholm, check out ‘Where to Stay’ and our ‘Rainbow Offers’.
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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Welcome to Stockholm’s true shopping hotel - Rica Hotel Kungsgatan.
First: charge your batteries with the hotel’s large breakfast buffet. After that: take the elevator from the hotel’s lobby, it goes straight down to shopping heaven – the recently renovated PUB department store. After that: go outside and find an open square market with brisk commerce in which the vocal peddlers sell fruits, vegetables, knickknacks and flowers in all the colours of the rainbow. After that: two pedestrian shopping streets and two covered markets. And beyond: Stockholm.
When you book this special rainbow offer you get a 10% discount at selected stores in the PUB department store. The offer also includes strawberries and chocolate crème served in the room and late check-out until 15:00
An ad for PUB
Paul U Bergstöm founded PUB in 1882, making it Stockholm’s oldest department store. Overlooking both Hötorget and Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, PUB is at the heart of the city’s largest selection of shopping, entertainment and culture.
PUB’s most famous employee is Greta Garbo who started working in the hat shop in 1922 before she was discovered and moved to Hollywood. In fact, her film debut was as a model in commercials for PUB.
Today PUB is established as the premier retailer for Swedish fashion and design, featuring brands such as Acne, Carin Wester, GANT, Tiger of Sweden, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, Whyred, Dagmar, Acne, Rodebjer, Hope and Minimarket.
We are so proud to announce that Hotel Stureplan in Stockholm, partner of the Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network, was the runner up for Best Design Hotel in this years Boutique Hotel Awards.
Make sure not to miss the Hotel Stureplan Rainbow Offer! This offer includes a 1/2 bottle of champagne and chocolate at arrival, free upgrade to a larger room category if available, late check out (2pm) and Buffet breakfast served in restaurant Per Lei. Read more>>
Experience Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and stay at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen where part of the story took place.
Start the guided tour around the corner of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of Lisbeth Salander and all the other characters. The 90-minute walking tour is available in English and Swedish and its highlights include: Götgatan – where Mikael Blomkvist’s office is located – the view over Riddarfjärden from his apartment and ‘Kvarnen’, a legendary drinking hall on Södermalm frequented by Lisbeth Salander.
Stieg Larsson’s books ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo‘, ‘The girl who played with fire‘ and ‘The girl who kicked over the hornet’s nest‘ have sold over 50 million copies across the world and The Millennium Trilogy tour gives you a fantastic opportunity to be where everything took place.
You’ll stay in the comfort of Hilton Stockholm Slussen, located on Södermalm’s island, with breakfast and a complimentary glass of wine or beer and canapés in Hilton’s Eken Bar (featured in the TV series). So don’t miss out – book now!
The gay friendly Berns Hotel has been awarded with ”Sweden’s leading boutique hotel 2011” by the prestigious World Travel Awards. Since its start nearly two decades ago World Travel Awards is considered one of the most prestigious awards within the travel industry. Wall Street Journal describes the award as the Oscars of the travel industry.
“This award shows that the experience Berns offers it´s guests is both unique and appreciated; exquisite cuisine, world renowned artists, art and nightlife in historical venues and rooms. What truly makes Berns stand out and a worthy recipient of this year’s award is our personal service which we would like to thank our dedicated staff for. We consider this award as an inspiration to continue developing Sweden’s leading boutique hotel Berns!” says Anna Bengtssson, Manager Berns Hotel.
World Travel Awards intention is to honor premier companies in the travel and tourist industry. The members of the jury consist of agents from more than 200 000 travel agencies, representing more than 160 countries. The nominees are judged on creativity, service level, guest experience, and product development. A boutique hotel is defined as a hotel that is privately owned, personal, has less than 100 designed rooms and where great effort is put on caring for it’s guests as individuals.
Berns opened it’s doors for the first time in 1863, and since then been a center for cuisine, entertainment and music. A long list of renowned artists and movie stars have performed at Berns, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Robyn and MGMT just to name a few. Berns hotel was inaugurated in 1989 and is a luxurious boutique hotel located at Berzelii Park in the heart of Stockholm.
We are so proud to have Berns Hotel as a partner in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network!
It’s fashion week in Stockholm, and we love it!
Fashion week’s main focus is to attract the international fashion community such as the press and fashion buyers to get a closer look at the Swedish fashion scene. I went to see the Nhu Duong show at Berns yesterday. It was absolutely beautiful!
Do not miss tonight’s big fashion event – Fashion Night. A collection of Sweden’s foremost designers and brands, plus over 20 stores invite you to come and check out the trends for the fall, mingle and get discounts and exclusive offers. On the Norrmalmstorg square they will be streaming shows from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm. August 11th, 2011, 17:00 – 23:00.
We are proud to present a new partner in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network. Welcome Rica Hotel Kungsgatan!
Stockholm’s true shopping hotel, 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. You will find more shopping, culture and nightlife just around the corner. Enjoy the pulse of the city!
Book Rica Hotel Kungsgatan’s Rainbow Offer and get a 10% discount at selected stores in the PUB department store. The offer also includes strawberries and chocolate crème served in the room and of course late check-out until 15:00.
My name is Martin Blix and I am a proud gay man living in Stockholm. I have been working for Sheraton Stockholm Hotel for 14 years now. My parents have been very supportive since I had my coming out process, and at my work this has never been an issue.
I have a French boyfriend since 9 months and he is so surprised that we can kiss in the streets and holding hands without people taking notice.
I am also a member of a band called Domenicer. We released a single called Bög, Mamma, Kines (Gay, Mama, Chinese) last year, that became an instant hit. We had 200 000 views on youtube before it got censored (probably for the gay parts in the video). But MSN still shows it, and you can see it here. The big English gay paper Gay Times UK did a spread about us, a big surprise for us, due to that we sing in Swedish.
I was a bit afraid what the management at Sheraton would say about the video when it was released, but even our GM thought that the video was funny.
One of my co workers did not feel comfortable as a man and discover that he actually was a woman. All of us a Sheraton Stockholm supported her thru her process to become a woman. I am so proud to work at a Hotel and live in a town where everybody is equal.
If you come to Stockholm, stay at my Hotel and book our “rainbow offer” I gladly answer your questions at our Facebook page facebook.com/sheratonstockholm. We will take care of you and will make sure you will have a 5-star visit if you chose to stay with us.
Last weekend I was at a party where I met Boy George. He had only good things to say about Stockholm, and he has been here several times.
Welcome to my hometown - LGBT friendly Stockholm!
The Grand Hôtel is a classic landmark in the center of Stockholm. The location is perfect and the view over the harbour, Old Town and Royal Palace is much appreciated, both by international and Swedish guests.
The Grand Hôtel is a partner of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and during the years big names such as Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Albert Einstein, Grace Kelly, Esther Williams and Elizabeth Taylor have all stayed at the Grand Hôtel.
The Grand Hôtel was recently featured in Out Traveler.
Read the article in Out Traveler here>>