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Gentlemen's Wing

Torsten Kreuger erected this building above the palace’s old cellar and laundry room. It was used to house male guests during holidays and after late-night parties. The gentlemen often used the rooms to rest after hunting trips and outlandish cocktail hours, where staff served drinks from silver trays wearing nothing but fancy facemasks.

 

Interior Designer Pontus Djanaieff recreated each of the two suites, junior suite and four deluxe rooms to resemble the quarters of the eccentric personalities who used to visit. The perks: clawfoot bathtubs in each room, poolside location, and Sweden's very first mechanical bowling alley under the same roof.

Hjalmar Procopé

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The stately diplomat, Hjalmar Procopé, is honored with a room that epitomizes his conservative streak. With navy striped wallpaper and medals of honor.
The Finnish lawyer and freedom fighter Hjalmar J. Procopé was good friends with Axel Wenner-Gren, and he visited Häringe Palace on numerous occasions during his life (a very dramatic and influential life, to say the least). Axel and Marguerite often spent time with Hjalmar and his fourth wife, Brita von Heidenstam - Frisk, who took employment as Axel’s private secretary after her husband’s death.

 

Hjalmar J. Procopé played a vital part in the modern history of Finland. The stories about his life seem to be taken out of a novel or movie. For instance, he was a member of Mannerheimer’s White Army, which led him to spend some time in prison. During the 1920s, he was both minister of commerce and foreign affairs in Finland. In 1928, he opened the League of Nations’ general assembly in Geneva with a brilliant speech. During the Winter War, he succeeded in acquiring 44 new fighter airplanes for his nation. In 1944, he was deported from the USA and defended, unsuccessfully, the former Finnish Prime Minister Risto Ryti in the War Responsibility Trials. In the end, he became a persona non grata in Finland, and for a period of time he took up residence in Sweden.

 

Mr Procopé was known to be quite the lady’s man. When he first met Brita, he was already married and had a son, and she was on the verge of marrying a Russian named Sven Oleinikoff. Hjalmar and Brita waited until 1949 to marry, and in her memoir Brita describes their romantic history. Hjalmar J. Procopé passed away on 7 March 1954, shortly after he returned to Helsinki to vote in the Finnish election

Attributes
Room type Deluxe
Size 23 sqm
Hästens® bed 180 cm
Extra bed No
Shower Yes
Bathtub Yes
Bathrobe & slippers Yes
Toiletries Malin + Goetz
Desk Yes
Pets No
View Herb garden
WiFi Of course
TV 32"
Ipod dock Yes