Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, which is a part of the Unique Hotels hotel chain, started a new annual event in November last year – the Nordic Week. The event series now had its continuation with the Estonian Week in Denmark which was opened on Wednesday, May 11, by the mayor of Vordingborg, Knud Larsen and the Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship, Liisa Oviir.
In November 2015, the Danish Week in Estonia was visited by the business delegation of Vordingborg and Danish cuisine was introduced in the Vihula Manor Restaurant by the chef de cuisine of Restaurant Borgen, Jesper Brinkløv. In addition, a sales exhibition by Danish artist Søren Kent was on display at the manor and an exhibition of various Danish companies in Estonia took place. Today, a similar event called “Estonian Week in Denmark” took place, attended by a 20-member Estonian business delegation, the Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir, the Estonian band I Wear* Experiment, who represented Estonian pop culture and Vihula Manor’s chef de cuisine Lauri Tomingas, who introduced Estonian cuisine.
“We are very happy that the new Nordic Week tradition started by Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, which began with the Danish Week, got such a quick continuation in the form of the “Estonian Week in Denmark” just half a year later. The opening of the Estonian Week on Wednesday with a gala dinner at the Jungshoved Præstegaard country manor was attended by multiple Danish media channels, including a big Danish TV channel – TV2. This shows clearly that the interest towards Estonia is huge and that it is important to create connections between the Nordic countries in business and to promote their cuisines and the cultural relations between them. It Is important to companies in terms of business and to the wider audience to introduce Estonia to them as an exciting tourism destination,” Hans-Henrik Kjølby, a member of the board at Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa added.
The goal of the “Estonian Week in Denmark” in Vordingborg is to further promote business relations between Estonia and Denmark and to tighten the economic and cultural cooperation betweek the two countries. The 20 Estonian export companies from different sectors, who make up the business delegation, will meet with local Danish companies and business consultants. Various networking events will also take place. In a very popular Vordingborg restaurant, Restaurant Borgen, Vihula Manor’s chef de cuisine Lauri Tomingas put together a special menu that combines the flavours of Põhjala, Vihula and Lahemaa. The menu can be enjoyed by everyone during this week. Vordingborg is a city of great importance to the relations betweek Estonia and Denmark as the local museum has unique historical documents on display that tell of the legend of how the Danish flag was born in Tallinn in 1219 and of the deal of how Estonian lands were sold to Denmark a long time ago.
The organizers of the “Estonian Week in Denmark” are the Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen, the Danish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce, EAS, Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, Business Vordingborg and the Municipality of Vordingborg. Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa will continue its traditional Nordic Week event series this year, from November 4 until November 13, with the Finnish Week, which the Finnish Ambassador to Estonia has promised to open.
Unique Hotels currently includes 4 hotels in operation in Estonia – City Hotel Tallinn, a 2-star budget hotel, The Kreutzwald Hotel Tallinn, a value 4-star hotel, The von Stackelberg Hotel Tallinn, an upscale historic boutique style hotel, and Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa, an upscale resort and conference hotel within an hour’s drive from Tallinn.
Unique Hotels Group Director of Sales and Marketing