Top performing Nimans dealers were treated to a long weekend in a ‘world made of ice’ as part of a sales promotion with audio conferencing manufacturer Konftel. The 13-strong party stayed at the unique Ice Hotel in the picturesque Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi, which lies 200km inside the Arctic Circle.
They travelled on dog sleighs and snowmobiles and on the last night gazed in amazement as they watched the spectacular Northern Lights phenomena.
“Everyone agreed that this was a once in a lifetime amazing experience,” said Ian Brindle, Head of Conferencing Sales at Nimans. “We travelled to Sweden the home of Konftel for an unforgettable trip.”
Ian added: “We stayed for one night in the Ice Hotel which melts every year so has to be completely rebuilt. Everything is constructed out of ice, from your beds and walls to the plates and even the chandeliers.”
The group spent one night in Stockholm, one night in the ice hotel and their final night in a warm lodge, enjoying fine food and drink throughout. They braved temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees but with the wind chill it felt like minus 40 degrees.
Ian concluded: “I think the highlight for everyone was watching the Northern Lights on our last night, it was a surreal and magical experience.”
His positive comments were endorsed by Jeff May, Konftel’s UK and Ireland Sales Director who explained: “We were delighted to welcome some of our most prestigious customers to such a special place. Everyone commented on how different it was to anything they had experienced before, particularly sleeping on a bed of ice. This was the first time we had set-up such a trip and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Konftel is a growing brand in the UK and we are already working on new ways to further reward our loyal customers in 2009.”