Forenom, the serviced apartment company that has been growing rapidly in the Baltics, is behind the move.
The fast-growing Nordic serviced apartment company Forenom is continuing its expansion in Sweden, this time with the opening of a new business-traveller friendly ‘aparthotel’ at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
The property a few minutes’ walk from the terminal buildings will consist of 120 rooms “inspired by Nordic design and living”, to be developed in collaboration with Swedish Airport Infrastructure AB (SAIAB). The estimated opening date is the beginning of 2020.
Forenom believes that the flexible extended-stay option will provide “an affordable accommodation solution” for business travellers and businesses constructing and operating in the surrounding area.
“Forenom Aparthotel Arlanda will offer multiple accommodation options from high-quality two-bedroom apartments to design hostel rooms,” says Mats-Erik Lidström, chief executive of Forenom Sweden.
“We believe that the Nordic living experience, including for example a fully equipped kitchen in the room, will interest both extended stay guests as well as business travellers.”
The Arlanda area is developing into an “airport city” with upcoming new office buildings, hotels and a potential new congress centre.
Airport operator Swedavia estimates that the number of workers in the area will increase from about 18,000 today to 50,000 in the next 30 years.
Adding to Forenom’s argument is the fact that 30% of Stockholm Arlanda’s 21.1 million international and 5.5 million domestic passengers were traveling for business in 2017.
“Flexible combination of long- and short-term accommodation is totally new for the market. We believe that it supports the airport’s development as well as offers a professional accommodation solution for the entire north region of Stockholm,” agrees Jacob Jensen, SAIAB asset manager.
The 120-room property will have “80 Nordic-themed, high-quality residences and a Nordic designed hostel wing with 40 rooms,” Forenom says, with an “extensive variation of different options from mini-rooms to two-bedroom apartments, sauna and roof terrace.”