Local | Stockholm’s oldest hotel celebrates its 150th anniversary on Friday.

By on June 30, 2016

On Friday, July 1st celebrates Hotel King Carl their 150th birthday. It was namely 1 July 1866 the wine merchant Johan Ludvig Lundberg let inaugurate Hotel Kung Carl, who according to the advertisement in the Daily News had “50 tastefully and modernly furnished rooms“. The Hotel name was taken from the reigning King Carl XV (King Lundberg granted permission to use the name). Because all other hotels which were in Stockholm at this time is since long time closed can the hotel proudly addressed as Stockholm’s oldest!

On the 150th anniversary offers all hotel and restaurant guests at cake and canapés with accompanying beverages. In addition gets the hotel guests Kung Carls newly released commemorative book which is written by, among others Edward Bloom and Hugo Rehnberg.

– After years of preparation, where we among others have trimmed the facade and renovated lobby and reception, and opened a new cocktail bar, it feels great to finally get to celebrate this great day, says Therese Hammar, CEO of Hotel Kung Carl.

Hotel Kung Carl has continually developed and refined over the years, and skilfully managed to combine the historic Art Nouveau style with modern and stylish interior design. Today there are 143 rooms, each uniquely decorated, bar and restaurant, meeting facilities, banquet room and mini-gym. The hotel’s restaurant, Kung Carls Back pocket – three rooms and a kitchen – offers several rooms to dine and socialize in, a bit like a real home. Both the interior as food flirts with the early 1900s.

The celebration of the anniversary will continue throughout the year, including opening ceremony of the cocktail bar and an official gala dinner.

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