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Book a conference and activity this spring


Booking a conference with activities is a great idea for creating both memorable and productive meetings. And when it comes to combining business purposes with relaxation and adventure, few places beat Marholmen. Our idyllic island just 1 hour's drive from Stockholm offers the perfect setting to create an extraordinary conference experience.


Why choose Marholmen for your conference with activities?

Marholmen has long been a haven for both business travelers and vacationers, and it is an ideal place for those who wish to book a conference with activities. With a wide range of accommodation options and outdoor activities, we at Marholmen can create a customized kickoff that meets the needs of both smaller and larger companies.

Examples of activities that can be booked for business groups

Whether you're looking for team building or adventure, we have activities to suit everyone. Select Marholmen's champion with fun activities under a roof, or spend a few glorious hours on the lake with a professional fishing guide. Or why not challenge the company with a refreshing cold bath or a cooking activity? Our activities team has almost 100 years of combined experience in organizing corporate activities, and is happy to help with suggestions and planning.

Book a memorable conference

Booking a conference with activities at Marholmen is not only an investment in your company's future success, but also a great opportunity for you to create memories and relationships that last long after the conference has ended. By combining business purposes with relaxation and adventure, we at Marholmen can help you promote a positive company culture and increase the engagement of the participants. So next time you are planning a conference, why not consider Marholmen as your destination? Feel free to contact us here if you wish to get a quote for a conference or corporate event.

Spend Easter in a hotel


With Easter fast approaching, it's the perfect time to relax and enjoy the holiday with your loved ones. If you are currently looking to stay at a hotel for Easter, Marholmen may be just what you are looking for. We offer a unique combination of relaxation, nature and activities that will make your Easter celebration a memorable stay in every way.


Easter at Marholmen

Our charming and beautiful atmosphere attracts visitors all year round to stay, eat, meet, swim or simply relax. Just in time for Easter, the buds begin to burst and the light filters through nature's newly emerged leaves. Here you can celebrate Easter in a way that really brings the spring feelings to life. You can also choose between several different accommodation options depending on whether you are a small or large group, and of course you can enjoy a delicious Easter buffet in our restaurant.

Spa hotels during Easter

At Marholmen, Easter is not just about painting eggs and looking for Easter bunnies flying in the sky - here you also get a chance to take care of yourself and your health. Our spa hotel is your sanctuary with great views of the piers and our shiny bay. Here you can unwind this Easter with a relaxing massage, refreshing bath or why not treat yourself to a facial?

Activities to suit everyone

In addition to relaxation, we at Marholmen also offer a wide range of activities for those who want to celebrate Easter in a more active way. Make sure you pack comfortable clothes and shoes, so you can do what you want to do. There are several nature trails for walking and exercise, forest baths, indoor and outdoor gyms and several barbecue areas. All so that you can enjoy the fresh spring air and celebrate Easter in exactly the way you want.

Celebrating Easter at Marholmen is not just another stay at a hotel - it is an experience for all the senses. So, why not make this year's Easter something very special and book your stay today?

Weddings in hotels


Are you looking for a place to celebrate your big day? Choosing a location for your wedding is one of the most important decisions in the entire planning process and more and more people today choose to celebrate their wedding in a hotel. If you are looking for a unique and memorable place to say "I do", Marholmen is the perfect destination. With plenty of space and endless possibilities for celebration, we help you create an unforgettable day together with your loved ones.


Why choose Marholmen for your special day?

Idyllic place

A stone's throw from Stockholm, Marholmen is nestled in natural beauty, surrounded by greenery and sparkling water. An idyllic place for a romantic atmosphere that also provides a sense of peace and quiet.

Experience in celebrations of all kinds

At Marholmen, we are used to organizing celebrations of all kinds and have several suitable premises for large and small groups. With our wide range of activities , you have the opportunity to customize your wedding day according to your own wishes and thus create a unique experience for your guests. We also have a large network of local suppliers who can help with the services that we ourselves are not able to provide. Here you can read what is included in our party packages.

Overnight weddings

By celebrating your wedding at Marholmen, both you and your guests have the opportunity to stay overnight. Here, too, you have the opportunity to shape your stay according to your own wishes through a number of different accommodation options. Celebrating a wedding with an overnight stay also creates a great opportunity to continue the celebration the next day with, for example, a joint breakfast together with the guests who are staying.

Are you interested in knowing more about how we can help you celebrate your big day? Do not hesitate to contact us today and we will tell you more.

Kickoff in the Stockholm archipelago

Is your company looking for the ultimate destination for a memorable kick-off in Stockholm? Then we here at Marholmen in the Stockholm archipelago are the place for you! With an idyllic scenic environment and modern facilities, we offer a unique place for corporate events and kick-off activities.

Read more about all the possibilities for a kick off with us here >>.

Are you our new hotel manager?

We are now looking for a result-oriented and committed hotel manager who wants to be part of our continued journey to develop Marholmen into Sweden's best archipelago destination.

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As hotel manager at Marholmen, you have overall responsibility for the operation and development of Marholmen's accommodation and spa operations, including reception, housekeeping and additional sales for the individual market and private groups. Together with your team, you will exceed our guests' expectations and create loyal ambassadors every day. 

You will report to the CEO and be part of the management of the business. You are responsible for representing the leadership of the business within your area of responsibility by managing, leading and developing your employees and contractors towards the short and long-term goals of the business from the perspectives of employees, guests, sustainability, revenue and profitability. A particularly close cooperation with the sales and marketing manager is crucial to realize the total market potential through joint revenue, positioning and sales efforts with a focus on profitable revenue. 

The hotel manager has overall system responsibility for the business' hotel system, currently Visbook with associated links to support systems, such as payment systems, distribution and booking channels, The Bench, key card systems, etc. 

The overall tasks of the hotel manager are

  • Create guest experiences that make our guests want to come back and recommend us.
  • Optimize additional sales, revenue and profitability.
  • Ensure that your employees develop and enjoy working with us and that staffing levels are in line with the activity level of the business.
  • Develop products together with other departments and partners.
  • Together with the rest of the management team, create and work according to Marholmen's current business plan.

Who are you?

  • You are used to leading, managing, developing and monitoring a hotel business with all that it entails.
  • You are a confident leader who is good at engaging and developing your team as your success is based on team performance.
  • You are sales-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of revenue and profit management.
  • You have an overall strategic view and develop your responsibilities in a systematic way.
  • You have experience in management and it is natural to contribute to the whole in addition to your own responsibilities.
  • You like a holistic approach, cooperation and team spirit.

Your skills and experience:

  • Relevant higher education or equivalent
  • You have proven experience in hotel management and conference operations. Experience and interest in spa operations is an advantage.
  • You are an expert in setting requirements and purchasing services from close partners, such as cleaning and spa services.
  • In addition to Visbook/BookVisit, we currently work with a variety of systems and applications. Experience and knowledge of similar systems is a merit and very good knowledge of the Office package is a matter of course.
  • It is an advantage if you have experience of quality and environmental management systems such as ISO, Nordic Ecolabel, or equivalent.
  • Manager/leader
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish and English. Additional languages are a bonus.

What can we offer?

Marholmen is an island in the Roslagen archipelago just an hour's drive from Stockholm. You will work together with a dedicated team in a unique environment. We have strong owners who support our development and guarantee a stable employer.

  • We have collective agreements and offer competitive employment conditions with a range of benefits for our employees. 
  • An exciting challenge and the opportunity right now to influence the premises and be part of our further development journey.

Conditions 

This is a permanent position with a 6-month probationary period. 

Application

In this recruitment we have chosen to cooperate with Urvalet Executive AB. More information about the recruitment process can be found on Urvalet's website, www.urvalet.se, Note! We only accept applications via Urvalet's website where you upload your application.

We want to receive your application as soon as possible. Selection and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, please contact the responsible recruiter at Urvalet: Linda Wiltbourn, linda.wiltbourn@urvalet.se

Villa Berg will open in a new guise this summer.

In the days before Christmas, we close our beautiful Art Nouveau villa Villa Berg for careful renovation. The villa reopens in a new guise with new features and with 13 double rooms (instead of today's 14 single rooms) just in time for the summer.

Here are some "before-pictures". To be continued!

An island for meetings in the Roslagen archipelago

This interview with our marketing manager Bibi Rydbacken was published in Tid för Konferens, a supplement in Dagens Industri, autumn 2023. Text: Ingela Engblom


Marholmen has been a place for meetings and recreation for over a hundred years. Today it is a modern conference facility that offers archipelago experiences all year round. This fall, "7° Bad & Bastu" opens. Gather the employees for an energizing moment with meetings, baths and team building activities.

Marholmen is an island in Roslagen near Norrtälje with a bridge connection to the mainland. The island is filled with exciting environments from different eras. One time you live and conference in a magnificent Jugendvilla from 1912, the next in the modern hotel or in the cozy cottages. During the warmer months of the year, there are glamping tents for the more adventurous guests.

"The purpose of the meeting determines what is most suitable. Regardless of how the guests stay, they are always close to the sea. Nature is a common thread in everything we do throughout the business," says Bibi Rydbacken, marketing and sales manager at Marholmen.

In recent years, an extensive development journey has begun. They are already well on their way.

"We are developing Marholmen into an archipelago destination where our guests create memories all year round, while carefully preserving the island's soul, nature and history," she says.

Marholmen, an island for meetings in the Roslagen archipelago

In the early 1900s, Marholmen was owned by wholesaler Nils Berg and his wife Hanna. The couple were committed to social issues and donated the island to the labor movement (LO) to build a rest home for factory-working women. In the 20s, a folk education center was also started on the island and that's how it is. - Today we are a meeting place that welcomes both conference and private guests for meetings, rest, swimming and relaxed socializing.

One of Marholmen's strengths is that groups of all sizes feel equally comfortable here. Smaller meetings can have their own villa at their disposal, of which Villa Berg is the largest with 14 rooms. The historic Strandpavilion can be hired for private dinners or Christmas parties for up to 90 people. The largest meeting room accommodates 180 people, while events and kick-offs with many participants can rent the entire island with accommodation for almost 400 people.

"The nature here on the island means that we have fantastic opportunities to customize different types of meetings. A great advantage is that we have our own professional activity team that creates unique arrangements based on each customer's purpose and needs", says Bibi Rydbacken.  

New this fall is the outdoor bath "7° Bad & Bastu" where groups of up to 50 people can enjoy hot outdoor baths in tubs, saunas, cold dips in the sea and comfortable lounges. The idea is for guests to spend most of their time outdoors.

"The average temperature during the year here at Marholmen is seven degrees - hence the name. We believe in lots of wonderful brewing and sauna hangouts, all year round and in all weather", Bibi concludes.

Facts Marholmen

  • 34 hectares of archipelago nature
  • One hour by car from Stockholm, Uppsala and Arlanda.
  • Meeting rooms for up to 180 participants
  • 50 modern hotel rooms with balcony or terrace
  • 40 newly renovated cottages with living room, sauna & fireplace
  • A total of 200 rooms and 368 beds
  • Own activity team organizes e.g. Marholmen's Champions, boat orienteering or carpet curling tournament.
  • The conference lunch can be served outdoors around an open fire.
  • Mareld Spa with treatments, indoor and outdoor pool & sun therapy

Marholmen - a hundred years of hotels, swimming and meetings in the Roslagen archipelago.

Here our marketing manager Bibi Rydbacken tells journalist Oliver Hugemark about Marholmen during an interview for Scan Magazine in the summer of 2023.

1. tell us about your origins and history and memorable milestones on your journey.

People have been bathing, laughing, resting, developing, meeting and enjoying Marholmen for more than a hundred years and we have a beautiful heritage to manage.

In 1913, Nils & Hanna Berg donated part of the island to the labor movement (LO) to set up a rest home and a school for female factory workers. The first principal of the school was Natanael Beskow, who was married to the famous children's author Elsa. In the summers they lived on Marholmen and stood together on the bridge to welcome the new pupils to the island. Some of Elsa's fairy tales are inspired by Marholmen.

Today Marholmen is owned and developed by the Swedish Municipal Workers' Union and we are convinced that we at Marholmen have the opportunity to contribute to a better society.

2. tell us about your values, passion, inspirations, and what drives you and your employees?

Marholmen is not a Mediterranean resort. It is an island in Swedish nature. Here, every season is its own celebration and our guests get a stay that takes advantage of everything that belongs to an island in Roslagen. Our food, our history, our culture and our way of being.

The warm atmosphere and the casual and caring approach make everyone feel at home. We want our guests to leave with the feeling that they have had a wonderful experience that they want to return to and share with others.

3. Tell us about the relationship you and your business have with the Roslagen archipelago?

In classical mythology, islands are a place where the gods live. Everyone is welcome to Marholmen. The bridge over to Marholmen is like the gateway to another world, embraced by water and offering unique experiences, adventures and memories for life.

At Marholmen, you can get away from the noise and stress of the city and embrace the peace and beauty of the surrounding nature.

4. What is unique about living with you?

I often meet guests who spent their summer vacation at Marholmen as children and who continue the tradition of coming back again and again with their own children. Many guests who are here for a kickoff or conference, come back with family and friends - and vice versa! I think it is because of the relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful nature, the good food and that there is always something new to discover and do as we are a place in constant development.

5. What are the most popular activities and excursions at the hotel and on the island?

Swimming, canoeing, boat trips and glamping on rafts moored at Rackaren Island are just some of the activities available on the island. All year round you can enjoy the Mareld Spa with light therapy, or buy a Kolbulle cooked over an open fire at one of our barbecue areas. At Badholmen you can try a cold bath, sauna and enjoy our hot tubs. A new feature this fall is the outdoor pool 7° Bad & Bastu. For groups, there is also a wide range of activities to suit everyone, including challenging your colleagues on the Marholmens Mästare activity course - which is just as fun as it sounds!

Retreat to Marholmen: a century of heritage in the heart of the Roslagen archipelago

6. What different options do your guests have to customize their stay with you?

As a guest at Marholmen, the accommodation options are many. Whether you choose to stay in a comfortable hotel room with its own terrace or balcony, a charming Marholmen cottage or a characterful villa, there is something for everyone. For those who want a unique experience, Marholmen also offers glamping tents on Rackaren Island during the summer months and pitches with electrical outlets for those who bring their own accommodation all year round.

7. Finally, what is the best thing about Marholmen in short?

That we take Nils and Hanna's legacy further by making it possible for many to experience, meet and rest at Marholmen, We hope and believe that they would be proud of today's Marholmen and rejoice that everyone is still welcome here, more than a hundred years later. 

The key to a successful conference

Marholmen's unique history and magical surroundings make it easy to find both inspiration and well-being. Together with the ancient houses and food, Roslagsön with its bridge connection to the mainland is a perfect setting for a successful conference just an hour from central Stockholm.

At Marholmen we have about twenty meeting rooms that vary in size and design. How you want to use our premises can be tailored to your particular group. We have meeting rooms that are ideal for everything from small groups to up to 180 participants.

The island offers accommodation for up to 368 people in several different types of accommodation:

  • 50 comfortable and modern hotel rooms
  • 40 scenic and newly renovated cottages equipped with a large comfortable living room and kitchen, TV, bathroom, three bedrooms, fireplace and sauna.
  • Seven villas of different sizes with room for up to 14 people in the largest one
  • Five glamping tents for the summer season
  • 15 pitches for your own motorhomes or caravans

Open your bedroom window and fall asleep to nature's own music!

Our most important goal here at Marholmen is for you to enjoy your stay with us. The food is an important part of the experience and our chef does everything to offer a memorable taste experience. The menu is based on the genuine Swedish flavors and is adapted based on the season.

Conference at Villa Berg - atmospheric and intimate

Historical heritage, beautiful surroundings and all kinds of modern features, including hot tubs and a relaxation area. At Villa Berg, your conference will be something out of the ordinary.

The original style of the listed Villa Berg has largely been preserved, which means that we can offer our guests a unique conference facility of very high quality with a historical setting. If your activity or conference requires privacy and beautiful surroundings, Villa Berg is an obvious choice. Here you will find an inspiring meeting environment that is well equipped for the modern conference. You have the whole house to yourself and our project managers are always on hand.

In the basement of the house there is a wine cellar and a relaxation area with a sauna. Directly adjacent to the relaxation area is a hot tub that can be used all year round. If you want to swim, there is a private jetty just below.

Food and drink is a very important part of the stay at Villa Berg and meals are taken either in the villa or at the main island building a short walk away.

Villa Berg has 14 bright bedrooms with modern standards. All rooms are tastefully decorated and modernly equipped with comfortable beds, wifi and private bathrooms. The fully tiled bathrooms have a shower and WC. A scenic view of the archipelago landscape with the bay outside is the icing on the cake.

Villa Berg is unlike anything else. The feeling is of stepping into a bygone era. You want to stay here.

Welcome!