Our story and what we can do together
It all begins on this page so we’re happy you found your way here!
Do you have a property you want to transform into a destination, a piece of land that can be a reason for travel, or maybe you are looking for the most exciting hotel operator of the Nordics? Or maybe you’re a great supplier or consultant who wants to be a part of our journey? Do you need more information about our finances or are curious about our upcoming projects? No matter the reason, we believe it all starts with knowing a bit more about us.
Hopefully the following short text gives you just that, further down you’ll find contact details depending on what kind of collaboration you’re interested in.
So, here’s the short story of how it all started and what we believe in. ESS Group was founded in 2007 when we purchased Ystad Saltsjöbad. The hotel was, just like numerous other Swedish beach resorts, a sleepy conference hotel returning to life only during the summer months. At that time, business was sustained by market segments: meetings and conferences and business accommodation. The occupancy was somewhere around 56%. But why can’t conference and business hotels be fully booked all year round and why do they have to be so boring? And what if we focused all our work, effort and money in trying to get our guests to return?
These questions became the start of ESS Group’s destination journey. A journey that now has developed into 8 destinations and 15 restaurants. From Ystad Saltsjöbad, MJ’S and Villa Strandvägen in the south of Sweden to Falkenberg Strandbad along the west coast, followed by Hotel Pigalle and Hotel Bellora in Gothenburg and last but not least The Steam Hotel just by lake Mälaren close to Stockholm. Upcoming destinations are situated on Lidingö in the Stockholm archipelago and Gårda in Gothenburg. Brasserie LIPP, Port du Soleil, Köket, 8ight, Barabicu, Tranquilo, Zamenhof and Excet are restaurants and clubs that we’re also super proud to be part of.
For us, long-term is everything, we do not do short-term business. It’s a mindset that permeates everything we do. We invest strategically and continuously to constantly develop both the experience and our team members at our destinations. By doing this, we stay interesting over time. We are always honest in our communication to our guests, both digitally and in person. The experiences we communicate create expectations that we want to exceed during every single stay. By thinking and acting long term in everything we do we create regulars, ambassadors and relationships. That’s our way of taking responsibility of, and ensuring, the future.
So who are you and how can we help you?
You will find answers to most of your questions below. Whether we are going to build a hotel together, if you are looking for a nice meeting room or if you are on the look out for a job or a collaboration.
What can we do for you?
You will find answers to most questions below. Whether we are going to build a hotel together, if you are looking for a nice meeting room or if you are on the look out for a job or a collaboration.
Yes, here’s what you can call the management. But seriously, the real heroes you’ll find at our destinations. So if you can’t find the one you’re looking for just shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out straight away.
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Did we manage to inspire you? We’d love to hear what you think or answer any questions you might have. We are passionate about what we do and can’t wait to help out in anyway we can. Give us a call or shoot us an email! Interested in our story or looking for a specific team member at ESS Group? Click here to read more about us.
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