Conference Room Åke

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In Åke's conference room there are a thousand Buddhas overseeing the conference guests, bringing them peace. The photo art is by world famous Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Some people never stop to think whether they have succeeded or failed – they simply don’t have the time for it. In 1983, Åke Ljungberg took over from his father as CEO of Tagehus. Until then, Åke had been a man of leisure, frequently using his golden key to access the VIP entrance at Stockholm’s Hard Rock Café. (After all, it was the 1980s, and both champagne and money were flowing.)


New doors were about to open for both Åke and the company. In 1984, the company purchased land in the mountain village Åre and Åke started building a resort and his own nightclub. However, by opening night the space still wasn’t finished, so it was given the name “Bygget” (The Construction) and a topping out party was held on New Year’s Eve. The resort’s spa area, with a pool both inside and out, soon became the talk of the town. Åke – who, by the way, was famous for fixing everything he owned with duct tape – soon left his position as CEO and planned to move his family to the USA. He wanted to create his personal fortune building homey, Swedish-style wooden houses for rich Americans. There was just one small problem: the family’s visa applications were turned down. Since their belongings had already been shipped stateside, the family of five had no choice but to spend three idle months living in the basement of Åke’s sister, Birgitta.


Åke saw opportunity everywhere and never considered anything to be a problem – not even the remarkable acquisition or pricey ownership and complicated disposal of three oil platforms in Brazil scared him away. Throughout his career, Åke was involved in an impressive list of real estate, hotel, construction and other varied ventures worldwide, including: 1,500 student apartments in the USA’s state of Georgia; the Swedish domestic airline company Gotlandsflyg; a Norwegian shipping company; the oil platform adventure in Brazil; property investments in Russia; the outdoor company Fjällräven; H & H Ferries; land deals in Portugal; and a life guard company in Norrköping, Sweden, to mention a few. Today, Åke is retired and has left his business in the hands of his children. His daughter, Jenny Ljungberg, runs c/o Hotels, which owns

and operates c/o Häringe Slott.

Size 58 sqm
Legnth/width 9 x 6.5 m
Ceiling 2.9 m
Floor Hardwood
View Stable & Paddock
Cocktail party 60
Cinema Seating 48
School Seating 35
U-Table 22
Islands 50
Board seating 16
Yoga mats 20
Photo Art Hiroshi Sugimoto
Technical Information
WiFi Fiber
Projector Yes
Screen Yes
Whiteboard Yes
Flip Chart Yes
Microphone Yes
Conference Phone Yes
Black out curtains Yes
Pads & Pens Yes
Printer/Scanner At reception