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No self-assembly required! Inside Sweden's IKEA Hotel, which is surprisingly DIY-free - but does contain furniture you might find a little familiar...

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  • No self-assembly required! Inside Sweden's IKEA Hotel, which is surprisingly DIY-free - but does contain furniture you might find a little familiar...

    Tell anyone you're going to the IKEA hotel and you'll face a barrage of questions: do you use an Allen key to unlock your room? Will you need to assemble your own bed? And are meatballs the only thing on the menu? Thankfully, the answer to all of the above is 'no'. A trip to Älmhult - aka Ikeaville - is surprisingly DIY-free.

    This town in the forests of Smäland, southern Sweden, is where Ingvar Kamprad, the late founder of flatpack furniture retailer IKEA, grew up and started the global business that made more than £33billion of sales last year.

    Älmhult is home to IKEA's HQ, as well as the recently opened IKEA Museum and the IKEA Hotell. Around 90 per cent of its inhabitants work for the company.

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