PARK HOTEL & VINBAR – not your usual hotel
Since the 1870s, there has been a hotel where the Park hotel is located today – in the middle of Frederikshavn. Back then it was called Højskolehotellet and was run by 3 sisters, and after several owners and extensions, my mother, Lis Thomsen, took over the hotel in 1976 with 42 rooms and 2 bathrooms. She renamed it the Park Hotel and has spent all the years since improving the hotel experience for her guests. In addition to the rooms being continuously enlarged with private bathrooms, there has been both a Gourmet restaurant and a Cognac bar, better known as the Martell room, throughout the years. Today, the hotel has 18 different rooms with all modern comfort, terrace, garden and private parking. In 2022, the Martell lounge was transformed into the Vinbaren, where I will have my focus after I take over the operation in August 2023. Changing wines, bubbles, local beers, small dishes and carefully selected drinks are served here. Both for the hotel’s guests, but of course also for the local Frederikshavn residents and guests on shorter or longer visits to the city.
My 2 sisters and I have had spare time jobs at the hotel as young people and with the 3rd and 4th generation in place, who have learned the hotel industry in the same way, my wish is to look after the existing hotel, with respect for history and that my mother has created. But also ensure a natural development and upgrade for the future and the expectations guests have of a small, privately owned boutique hotel. Thus Park hotel & Vinbar is secured for my nieces and nephews, when one of them is ready to take over in a few years. I hope you, as our guests, will sense the care and desire to create ‘a home away from home’ – regardless of whether it is a short visit to the Wine Bar or a longer stay in one of our rooms. Best regards, Susanne Helena, Hotelier