NH Hotel Group has debuted in Scandinavia with a hotel opening in Copenhagen.
The NH Collection Copenhagen is located in a listed building that formerly acted as the headquarters for the B&W shipyard in the Christianshavn district. The hotel features 394 rooms and suites, most of which overlook the harbour, and include wide-screen TVs, minibars, leather headboards and brass elements.
The building’s 1962 modernist facade by architect Palle Suenson has been renovated and redeveloped by ATP Ejendomme, Arkitema Architects and Henning Larsen Architects, with care taken to retain the original design’s clean shapes and straight lines.
The lobby features a large artwork made of wood and brass by Danish artist Anna Bak, which reflects the building’s maritime history. Interiors by Swedish design firm Krook and Tjader and Spanish studio TBC are inspired by the industrial and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the city and its lively harbour, and feature a warm colour palette, herringbone tiles, specially designed furniture, and large windows to provide natural light.
The hotel also features two restaurants – one which serves European dishes, and also the Spanish tapas bar Tablafina – a wine bar, a lounge area and seven flexible meeting rooms.
Leisure facilities include a gym, yoga room, and bike rental facilities. The hotel has a strong focus on sustainability, and features a green sedum roof, intelligent lighting and heating controls, and sustainable materials. The property also uses seawater to cool the building.
NH Hotel Group operates over 250 hotels in Europe and America, and plans to debut in the Middle East later this year with the launch of NH Dubai The Palm.