Up until now, none of the buildings occupying the stretch of Stockholm known as Sköldungagatan have been transformed into hotel lodgings, mainly because of their restricted size. This hasn't stopped a venture capitalist from swooping in, however, laying out plans for an intimate and exceedingly pricey ($1,500 per night pricey) set of lodgings that don't offer much bang for guests buck(s) (or, rather, credit for their kronor). For that four digit price tag, there will be no five-star restaurant on-site—no restaurant, period, actually.
According to a local report, "[t]he tiny hotel will have no corridors, just 12 rooms and a kitchen with a small breakfast room," the intimate locale aimed at creating a "'home away from home'" for those checking in. No word yet on whether a set of luxe amenities or any other high-end perks accompany said nightly rate. We certainly hope so, otherwise we seriously question the judgement of monied travelers squandering their cash to stay in what sounds like not much more than claustrophobic, box-like surroundings.
Neighbors are protesting the conversion with fervor, but to no avail, as construction on the as-of-yet unnamed is said to be a "go." Throw in some gold leaf ceilings, miniature spa, and the like and perhaps locals will experience a change of heart.
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