Swedish winner Jenny checking in today to Stockholm Arlanda’s unique ramp tower apartment
2017-09-04, kl. 12:29
Thousands of travellers from nine European countries took part in a competition to win a one-night stay in Stockholm Arlanda Airports renowned ramp tower, which together with HomeAway has been converted into an unique apartment.Today the Swedish winner Jenny will check in, bringing four generations of her family. Her grandfather, who is a 91 year old retired pilot, is also visiting the tower.
Thousands of travellers from nine European countries took part in a competition to win a one-night stay in Stockholm Arlanda Airports renowned ramp tower, which together with HomeAway has been converted into an unique apartment with the help of the designer and artist Cilla Ramnek. Today the Swedish winner Jenny will check in, bringing four generations of her family with her. Her grandfather, who is 91 years old and a retired pilot, is also visiting the tower.
In June this year, Swedavia – in partnership with HomeAway – announced that Stockholm Arlanda’s ramp tower would be turned into an apartment. With help from the designer and artist Cilla Ramnek, the ramp tower was converted into a unique apartment featuring its own kitchen and panoramic views of the airport’s take-off and landing runways. News about these spectacular accommodations spread widely, with media such as CNN, NBC, The Daily Telegraph, Elle, Condé Nast and Lonely Planet providing international coverage.
Through the competition – #HomeAwayArlanda – five lucky winners from Sweden and selected European countries were chosen as the only guests to stay a night in the ramp tower. The contest was held in June and July and attracted great interest, with thousands of people from nine European countries competing for the chance to spend a night in the tower followed by an additional three nights in a HomeAway holiday rental. The winner could choose to stay in either Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki or Oslo to be able to experience one of the cosmopolitan cities the region has to offer.
Today, it’s time for the Swedish winner Jenny from Stockholm, to check into the tower, where she will spend the night with her family. Also paying the tower a visit is Jenny’s 91-year-old grandfather, who – quite fittingly – is a retired pilot for SAS.
“It’s great for the entire family that I have a chance to bring my grandfather along and make four generations happy with his exciting aviation stories so that they’ll be preserved for the future. This is an experience that we’ll remember for a long time,” said the winner, Jenny.
As guests in the apartment, Jenny and her family will have a 24-hour experience including the best that Stockholm Arlanda has to offer. VIP service from the moment they arrive, a visit to the air traffic control tower 80 metres up in the air and an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of the airport are just a few of the things awaiting them. Culinary experiences are also on the agenda, including breakfast served in the tower from RC Chocolat, which is run by Ronny Latva, a member of the Swedish national pastry team, and dinner at Pontus in the Air, which is owned by chef Pontus Frithiof.
“We’re really looking forward to welcome Jenny and her family to Stockholm Arlanda and hope they have a good time her at our airport. We know that there is great interest in aviation and airports, but the excitement this apartment has generated has really exceeded all our expectations, so they have a sought-after experience ahead of them,” said Kjell-Åke Westin, Airport Director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
In addition to their overnight stay in the ramp tower, Jenny and her family will spend three nights in Copenhagen in a HomeAway vacation rental.
“Our mission at HomeAway is to help families and groups of travellers create unforgettable holiday memories”, said Aye Helsig, Regional Director Central Europe at HomeAway. “Providing the winners of the #HomeAwayArlanda competition and their families with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is exactly that: Staying in a very unique place together with the whole family while enjoying the privacy and freedom that vacation rentals have to offer.”
Jenny and her family will be the first guests in the apartment. In the weeks to come, lucky winners from France, Finland, Denmark and Norway will also spend a night in the tower.
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