We have been the place where people and opinions have met for generations, and that is a legacy that we carry proudly. We have attracted guests from near and far for almost a century before the Storebælt bridge opened – now it has just become easier.
Today, Nyborg Strand is one of Denmark’s largest conference hotels, but we are still driven by the same strong values that lead us to our position at the top of our field.
The recipe for our success has been more or less the same all the way through. A foundation of strong values, a great location, and last but not least a great deal of respect for the people who join us – guests and coworkers alike. If you ask us again in 125 years our recipe will probably still be the same – and the guests equally pleased.
Because Nyborg Strand is where Denmark meets in the middle.
Nyborg Strand opened its doors to visitors for the first time in May 1899. However, the 31 rooms were too often vacant, and the first 14 years had several sales, foreclosures, and different tenancies on behalf of the bank.
In a curious coincidence the hotel’s salvation came from the church. In 1913 a circle of people from one of the large church meetings of the time bought Nyborg Strand. In the previous year the hotel had hosted a large church meeting with 1,600 attendees, and the place had really lived up to its potential. From here on the meeting took the name Nyborgmødet and a strong tradition was born.
The hotel was expanded with funds collected from congregations in The Church of Denmark, and from the ecclesiastical roots grew a mighty oak. An oak that had to endure a large storm during WWII. To begin with, Nyborg Strand housed Danish soldiers, and in August 1943, when the Danish co-operation policy ended, the Germans attacked and took over the hotel. And they treated it poorly.
It was a Nyborg Strand brought to its knees when WWII ended, and it took the new management a lot of effort to get the hotel back on its feet. But they did it.
In the 1960’s Danish businesses changed and companies started to hold conferences and seminars, and Nyborg Strand quickly became a favorite of its new, secular clientele. This was the beginning of Nyborg Strand’s new role in the forefront of Danish conference hotels.
Today Nyborg Strand is not just a meeting place for the church – but for the entire country. We are however owned by a fund which purpose is to secure that Nyborg Strand still can host large church meetings – and that the spirit of the place persists.
Our natural surroundings is the first thing you will notice when you visit Nyborg Strand. The beautiful blue waves of Storebælt and the changing colors of the canopies right outside our doors is just hard to compete with, and we are fine with coming in second after that.
Nyborg Strand is also the town’s hotel – and Nyborg is our town. The townspeople all know our hotel, and a substantial part of them have visited our halls for weddings, confirmations, and special days of loved ones. Most people from Nyborg also know someone who has worked here – if they not had a few years in our uniform themselves. Our staff is predominantly from Nyborg (-ish), and this means they are all acquainted with the region and its many offers.
The same goes for the kitchen. At Nyborg Strand you can get a true taste of Funen, and a large part of our gastronomical DNA comes from the amazing local ingredients we can source from the farmers of Funen. Nyborg offers some unique tastes – that we always look forward to sharing with our guests.
We hope you will quickly notice that Nyborg Strand is a quaint and warm place – even though we span over quite an area these days. To us, who come here every day, Nyborg Strand is more than just a place to work, and a lot of us have been here for quite a while. All of our CEOs have been here for decades, which is quite unusual for our industry – even though it is pretty common for our employees.
We like going to work, and if you are met by a smile or a friendly greeting from us, we guarantee it is genuine. We are an inclusive place. We make room for the requests of our guests, and we have a wide array of people from different walks of life in our guestbooks as well as on our payroll. We have a relaxed atmosphere, and you may see our employees joking with each other, and at Nyborg Strand we never suppress a laughter – even though we always take you seriously.
It is always hard to put down the spirit and atmosphere of a place in writing, but we hope that ours will clearly reveal itself when you visit us.