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Ferdinand Stories

"Can I get the green room again?"

'The green room' brings associations to the place where artists lounge in between performances at for instance award shows. However, when guests ask to stay in 'the green room' at Hotel Ferdinand in Aarhus, they are referring to the wall colour of a specific room at the hotel. A few years ago, the hotel redecorated this room along with four other rooms in cooperation with a fellow Lars Larsen Group company, JYSK.

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"The five rooms are among our premium rooms. The view over the Aarhus stream and the size of the rooms in combination with the custom decoration make them popular among our guests. The rooms have a homely vibe and ooze with hygge. Each room has a distinct style in furniture, styling and colours – all designed by JYSK. Often, our guests are pleasantly surprised to learn that the rooms are decorated with items from JYSK. Returning guests remember the rooms from earlier stays and often wish to stay in the same room again," says Mette Høegh, Hotel Manager at Hotel Ferdinand.

In addition to the five rooms decorated by JYSK, the hotel's suites and restaurant are furnished by Bolia, which is also part of Lars Larsen Group.

 

Wine that leaves a good taste

Each year, on the third Sunday of November, Hospices de Beaune in Burgundy hosts a world-famous charity wine auction. In 2020, Hotel Ferdinand participated in the auction for the third time with the aim of supporting a good cause and win a barrel of white wine.

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The charity auction at Hospices de Beaune builds on more than 150 years of tradition where barrels of wine have been put on auction annually. The wine comes from 60 hectares of vineyard estate that has been donated to the Hospices since its establishment in 1443.

Since the wines are put on auction when they are still young, buyers must exercise patience after bidding on the wines from Domaine des Hospices de Beaune. In 2018, Hotel Ferdinand bought its first barrel of white wine, a Meursault 1. cru "Charmes" Cuvée Albert Grivault. Since then, a local winemaker in Burgundy, Maison Albert Sounit, has matured and bottled the wine to make it ready for enjoyment in the hotel's restaurant in autumn 2020. The barrel of Volnay-Santenots 1. cru Cuvee Gauvain from the 2019 auction is expected to be ready in 2022.

With time, Ebbe Langhoff Gøgsig, Director at Hotel Ferdinand, plans to host charity dinners and wine auctions where the wines from Hospices de Beaune will once again give leverage to raising money for a good cause.