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Residents sought for former ramp tower at Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Photo: Joakim Johansson Photo: Joakim Johansson

Adventurers looking for a holiday rental offering something a little different this summer need look no further than Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which has converted its former ramp tower into an apartment with a view.

Located next to two runways and decorated by the Swedish artist Cilla Ramnek, it is truly a one of a kind apartment and soon five lucky competition winners will get the chance to spend a night in it courtesy of the gateway and HomeAway, a leading vacation rentals firm.

The tower was once used to help park arriving aircraft, but is now Stockholm's newest apartment building boasting almost 35 square metres of space, its own kitchen some of the best views in town.

The apartment is mainly decorated with brands accessible at the airport. 

"I accepted this assignment because I found the tower setting extraordinary cool in a way I really like," said artist Ramnek.

"I also thought it had an air of abandoness, something I have always been intrigued by. This is by far among the most fun environment I have ever worked with. I am inspired by the place itself with its special conditions and then the furnishing comes."

In the apartment, occupants get a 24-hour experience with the best Stockholm Arlanda has to offer: VIP service on arrival, a visit to the flight tower 80 metres up in the air and behind the scenes-access at the airport.

The competition winners can also look forward to some culinary experiences that include:

• Breakfast served in the tower from RC Chocolat, which is run by Ronny Latva, a member of the Swedish National Pastry Team.
• Dinner at Pontus in the Air, which is owned and operated by one of Sweden’s most distinguished chefs, Pontus Frithiof. 

“It feels great to be able to offer both Swedish and international guests the opportunity to experience this hidden secret at Stockholm Arlanda," says airport director,  Kjell-Åke Westin.

"At the same time, we see this as an opportunity to showcase everything Scandinavia´s fastest growing airport has to offer."

The contest allows five lucky winners from Sweden and selected countries across Europe to be the only guests able to spend a night in the ramp tower apartment. 

“Kicking off a memorable vacation in a flight tower symbolises the perfect take-off point to discover Sweden, while giving travellers the freedom to take control of precious holiday time on their own terms, which is exactly what holiday rentals offer families and groups of friends travelling together,” says Aye Helsig, regional director of Central Europe for HomeAway.

Each winner of the prize can bring up to three guests and in addition to the stay in the ramp tower also get three extra nights in a HomeAway holiday rental in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen or Helsinki. 

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