Prior to the 2015 re-opening of the musical Kristina from Duvemåla, written by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the musical, we refurbished one of our hotel rooms into a Duvemåla room, with carefully selected details. In the Duvemåla room, guests are greeted by a welcome letter from Björn Ulvaeus, which paints a picture of the arduous path of emigration, then and now.
The room breathes peace and tranquillity, with handpicked details and props. There is handmade wallpaper and handwoven rag-rugs. On the wall, framed in glass, hangs a dress from the 1995 musical. The terrace is enclosed by a genuine Swedish roundpole, fence and guests can cosy up on a wooden bench, that smells of good old-fashioned linseed oil to enjoy the twilight hours. The mini-bar is found in a rustic-style nightstand and the TV is hidden behind a traditional Swedish pärlspånt panel, closed with a simple hook. The traveller's trunk, rocking chair and sofa bed, all handcrafted in Sweden in the early 1900s, take you back to the period when Vilhelm Moberg's The Emigrants unfolded. Featuring state-of-the-art comfort, the unique ambiance of the room is an exciting contrast to the hotel's other spaces. Of course, there is a mini-bar and a TV, it's just hidden away behind antique cabinet doors.
"I really wanted to make an authentic setting with as much history and detail as possible. The rooms in themselves are designed as travel memories, places you want to linger, with something exciting to tell the folks back home," said Ingmarie Halling.
Created by Ingmarie Halling and Anna Söderberg.
King size bed (180 cm) or 2x90cm beds from Bed Factory Sweden
Bath or shower
Safety deposit box
Pillows and duvets from Mille Notti
Extra bed (Additional charge)
Bath room products from the Swedish brand L:A Bruket
Breakfast is included (served in the restaurant)
42 inch TV