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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.

Karl Gerhard

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Karl Gerhard was an eccentric and whimsical performer, who enjoyed being in the limelight. Of course he got a special room at the palace, full of his portraits in every shape and form.
Karl Gerhard, later known as “Jazzgossen” (Jazz Boy), was born in the posh area of Östermalm in Stockholm. After performing on stage in Gothenburg and working with a travelling theatre ensemble, he earned a reputation writing the meanest, sharpest and most elegant revue songs in Sweden. However, it was not merely what the Revue sang, but rather how he sang that kept audiences amused: Karl Gerhard’s timing and facial expressions were meticulous – a talent that has left few artists willing to dare attempt his material.

 

Karl Gerhard loved to heckle people, but he always did so with a warm twinkle in his eye. The lady of Häringe Palace, Marguerite Wenner-Gren, was one who endured Karl’s witty tongue when he sang about her and her countless jewels. Karl also possessed very strong political opinions, which got him into a bind on several occasions. One time, after Karl first performed a song-and-dance act extremely critical of Nazi Germany, the prime minister personally rang him up and banned additional performances of the act, citing the reaction it had received from the German legation. Karl Gerhard replied – much to the audience’s delight – by continuing the act, but instead of singing the original song, he read an explanation of why the song had been banned.

 

When Karl Gerhard visited Häringe he always wanted to sleep in Sjöflygeln. Coincidentally, that is also where all the female guests usually stayed.

 

Attributes
Room type Deluxe
Room size 18 sqm
Hästens® bed 180 cm
Extra bed No
Shower Yes
Bathtub Yes
Bathrobe & slippers Yes
Toiletries Malin + Goetz
Desk Yes
Pets No
View Pool
WiFi Of course
TV 32"
Ipod dock Yes