Countryside Hotels in Sweden is offering reimbursement to couples who divorce within a year of their stay

Lian Parsons
A holiday in Sweden may be just what you needed
A holiday in Sweden may be just what you needed (Source: Getty Images)

A Swedish hotel chain wants to bring more couples together - and has promised to reimburse them for their stay if the marriage doesn’t work out.

The Countryside Hotels group initiative wants to encourage spouses to spend quality time together to improve their relationship at its hotels.

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However, if the marriage ends within a year after staying at one of its places, the chain will offer a refund for a two-night stay.

Here’s the fine print:

  • Couples must already be married

  • Couples must stay in the same room

  • When booking, they must reference the relationship guarantee

  • If they subsequently divorce and want to be reimbursed, they must submit court documents as proof

One of the hotel owners, Petra Fagrell Jansson, said the idea may help many couples resolve their issues.

"Everyone needs a bit more time for their relationships and a little break from everyday life," she told NWT.

Jansson added there’s “little risk” to hotels in the deal.

“It is a great thing to be different and I do not think people do it to take advantage of the offer,” she said.

Marketing officer Anna Madsen said some people have been surprised and thought the deal was a hoax.

She told The Local added that this "radical approach" is aimed at helping couples realise "how beneficial it can be to get away for a while and devote time to each other".

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