The venue for Swedish Masters 2019 will be Scandic Ariadne, a hotel next to Värtahamnen close to the Stockholm city centre.
About the venue
The playing hall has big windows towards the harbour (see pictures below).
The tables are 72 cm heigh.
There will be lunch served in the hotel buffé on the tournament day at the venue. You can buy a lunch ticket for 120 SEK (or 10 EUR) at the time of check-in or when the Basic Groups are being played.
There are changing rooms adjacent to the hotel gym. If you want to use the showers, bring your own towel.
There is a Skybar on the 17th floor of the hotel with a panorama view over Stockholm.
How to get to the venue
If you arrive by boat from Riga or St Petersburg, you don’t even have to go outdoors to reach the venue! There’s an indoor walkway from the ferry to the hotel.
If you arrive by flight to Arlanda Airport, you can take either the train Arlanda Express (20 min) or the cheaper Airport Coaches (50 min) from the airport to the Central Station. Both train and buses depart frequently, even very late on Friday evening.
From the Central Station (city center) you can take the red subway line to Gärdet (end station is Ropsten) and then walk 500 meter; see map below.
If you arrive by car there are plenty of parking lots available.
How to get to the venue from the T-Centralen (central subway station). Note that you will need to walk outdoors the last 500 meters or so.
The hotel main lobby.
The playing hall – with chairs instead of tables