PROFILE – About the Owners
The family business Brothers Hansen Langeskov ApS is behind Søbylyst. This is the first
time the three brothers, Ole Birger Hansen, Thomas Hansen and Janus Hansen and their
father Keld Ib Hansen have invested in a resort with apartments and a restaurant.
Previously, their long established construction and investment business mainly dealt with
the construction of rental housing and rental of residential and commercial properties.
In the summer of 2007 Janus Hansen saw a sales ad for Søby Inn from a local real estate
agent. Just a short boat trip and a visit to the beautiful Island was enough to make Janus
Hansen fall in love with the place. Janus immediately saw great opportunities in the old Inn,
and triumphantly purchased it a few days later.
Over the spring of 2008 the former inn, with considerable help from local craftsmen, was
totally renovated and equipped for 9 modern apartments. In addition, the former restaurant
and the kitchen were renovated and made attractive.
The first guests were welcomed at the beginning of June 2008 and the first season flew
away with many happy and satisfied guests.
“We have been extremely well received by the local islanders, they have been enormously
helpful and accommodating,” said Janus Hansen.
Both Janus and Keld Ib Hansen are keen golfers and are member of Ærø golf club, which
is located only 5 km. from Søbylyst.