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Western Wing

The Western Wing has recently undergone a major renovation, resulting in five shiny and extravagant new rooms. The interiors are inspired by the people who used to lived here during the time they worked for the Wenner-Gren couple.

It'll be tough to leave behind the luxurious wall paper, warm textiles, photo art and bath tubs in the middle of the rooms. But that's ok, you get to come back anytime.

Brita von Heidenstam

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Climb up the hot pink stairs and you'll tumble right into Brita von Heidenstam's snazzy room.
Some people’s lives are so full that they almost seem made up. How can they have experienced so much more drama compared to the rest of us? Brita von Heidenstam - Frisk was one of those individuals. She was born on July 1st 1912, at the same time the Olympic Games opening ceremony took place in Stockholm, and over the years she would be wedded four times. Brita was raised the way any proper woman close to the court should be, and she attended school with the royal family’s children up by the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Her upbringing was filled with boat races, airplane trips, and all the other ingredients of a jet set lifestyle. In 1936, she met the very influential Finn, Hjalmar J.Procopé. Their love was instant and mind-boggling, but because they were each already in unhappy marriages that took some time to end, their own wedding did not take place until 1949.

 

It was through Hjalmar that Brita became acquainted with Axel and Marguerite Wenner-Gren, and the four of them spent lots of time socializing and travelling together. In her memoirs, Brita describes the Wenner-Grens’ sumptuous lifestyle – their many homes, imaginative table settings, luxurious cocktails, and the mandatory evening dip in the pool before bed.

 

When Hjalmar passed away, Axel asked Brita to become his private secretary. She worked for him for seven years and in many ways she became his closest and most trusted employee. They often travelled together and wherever they went, it was Brita’s duty to arrange –often very discreetly – all the things that the great entrepreneur needed to see to. It was not exactly a regular nine-to-five job, and throughout her entire employment, Brita had a total of just four days vacation. In order to always be on hand, Brita moved into Häringe’s Western Wing and lived there until 1972. Later, she lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and enjoyed life as a very active, social and bright older lady. Brita was never short of money and she used to joke and say that her wealth increased with every divorce.

Attributes
Room type Deluxe
Room size 28 sqm
Hästens® bed 180 cm
Extra bed Yes
Shower Yes
Bathtub Yes
Desk Yes
Pets Yes
Bathrobe & slippers Yes
Toiletries Malin + Goetz
WiFi Of course
TV 32"
Ipod dock Yes
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Photo Art
Christian Coigny Julie #1