In the mid 60s, the Swedish forest industry created the conference and training facility that today form the core of Ekebacken Conference Centre.
Originally the conference facility provided the forest industry with various trainings and courses. Soon, the offering expanded to symposiums, conferences and private events.
Due to changes in the industry the Swedish forest industry made the decision in 2005 to discontinue the conference business. A search for new owners started with the ambition to find an operator willing to manage the business as close to the original plans as possible.
In early 2006 a new private ownership group with local roots took over the facility, which was renamed to Ekebacken Hotel & Conference. The goal and vision are to recreate a conference centre and a venue in Markaryd with a solid base in the local business community.
YOU CAN FIND ORIGINAL FURNITURE BY GREAT SCANDINAVIAN DESIGNERS SUCH AS HANS WEGNER, ARNE JACOBSEN, BRUNO MATHSSON AND HANS-AGNE JACOBSSON.
Ekebacken Hotel & Conference is a peaceful resort and a perfect place for creative and productive meetings. In the middle of a listed oak forest you find a hotel facility with furniture and interior decorations of great Scandinavian furniture manufacturers, designers and artists. For those who are not familiar with design and furniture from the 60s Ekebacken holds a hidden treasure. Well-known designers such as Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Bruno Mathsson, Hans-Agne Jacobsson and Märta Måås-Fjetterström have left the imprint of their furniture, lamps and carpets. It is a privilege for us to present and offer a place like this with its fascinating history.
In recent years the resort has been carefully renovated. You can still feel the atmosphere of the sweet 60s. All rooms have furnishings and details in the form of, for instance, a Hans Wegner chair, Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s carpet or an Arne Jacobsen chair. In our restaurant you can find Hans Wegner’s classic Y chair.
Many of our guests are happy to see and experience our unique furniture. Even the lighting is preserved from the 60s and is designed by Hans-Agne Jacobsson, who originally started his lamp factory in Markaryd.