A new concept in luxury hotels is opening in Sweden on Saturday.
The Swedes have elevated the simple tree-house into world-class hotel rooms for design-conscious travellers.
Treehotel, located in Harads about 37 miles south of the Arctic Circle, will consist of four rooms when it opens, each with its own distinctive character. They’re called the Cabin, the Blue Cone, the Nest and the Mirror Cube. Two additional structures are scheduled to open in October – the UFO and A Room With a View.
The Mirror Cube is currently attracting the most fascination. Thirteen feet square, with walls of mirrored glass, it’s attached to a single tree. Kent Lindvall, Treehotel’s owner, said: “Everything will reflect in this – the trees, the birds, the clouds, the sun, everything. So it should be nearly invisible in the forest.” However, a special film will be applied to the glass, which will be visible to birds.
The motto of Treehotel is ‘Feel Free In A Tree’, but the lofty experience comes at a cost: in the region of 290 euros (£242/$366) a night for a single occupant to 420 euros (£351/$531) for two guests in the Mirror Cube.
by Andy Moreton
If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, Luxique offers a selection of more traditional luxury hotels in Stockholm and Gothenburg.