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The Lydmar Hotel Is Bringing Music (And Then Some) to Stockholm's Harbor

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  Site Where: SÖDRA BLASIEHOLMSHAMNEN 2, Stockholm, Sweden
June 9, 2014 at 10:32 AM | by | ()

Walking across one of Stockholm’s many bridges earlier this week (the Swedish capital stretches across 14 islands), our attention to the pretty historic buildings and passing yachts was drawn away by a DJ’s tunes and thumping bass, reverberating magnificently around the harbor, courtesy of the city’s abundant water.

Investigating a little further, it turned out to be the terrace at the Lydmar Hotel, which was packed out and literally jumping on a fairly grey late afternoon. The short video we shot doesn’t really translate how much the music was bouncing off of the buildings around and the Royal Palace across the water; you could feel the bass in your bones.

Heading inside, we found out that these Summer Sessions feature a variety of DJs and artists, both on the terrace out front (usually from 5pm to 10pm), with the hotel’s patio a few floors up continuing later into the night.

As much as the atmosphere seemed pretty inviting, with people spreading out over the outdoor sofas and busting a move on the dance floor, an unsuspecting hotel guest might be in for a surprise if they'd like to get an early night's sleep. There was a queue fifteen people long snaking through the lobby for the restrooms, and reception had to cover their ears to be able to hear anyone on the other side of the phone.

None of the other guests – which there were plenty of in the hotel’s restaurant just next door – seemed to mind. If you’d like to check it out yourself, a Medium King room including breakfast and WiFi runs at a not insubstantial SEK3,900 ($587) a night on a Saturday at the end of June.

[Photo & Video: JasonD]

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