Copenhagen is set to see a rise of around 3,000 hotel rooms over the next two years, with four new hotels for the Danish capital this year and a further three planned for 2010. Many have extensive meetings facilities, with a new conference centre also set to launch in the city next year.
Denmark’s first floating hotel, Copenhagen Living (cphliving.com) opened in June. Located in the inner harbour, ten minutes walk from City Hall Square, the 12-room hotel features rooms decorated by Danish artists.
September will see the full opening of the budget 710-room Cabinn Metro (cabinn.dk), located in the Orestad quarter, near the convention and congress venue Bella Center. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the hotel offers a breakfast cafe, lobby bar and business centre, as well as two meeting rooms for up to 30 people.
As previously reported by Business Traveller (see online news January 18) a new Crowne Plaza property will also open in November, in time to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December. It will offer 366 bedrooms and a 3,500sqm conference centre. Renewable energy sources will provide all the hotel’s energy.
The new Tivoli Congress Centre (tivolicongresscenter.com), with a maximum capacity of 4,000 people, will be opening in Copenhagen in late 2010. The development will also be home to the 510-room Wakeup Copenhagen hotel, due to open in November, and the 400-room Tivoli Hotel, which will open in the summer of next year. Both the convention centre and the hotels are being built by Danish hotel chain Arp-Hansen. (For a look at existing meetings options in the city, read ‘Capital design’ from the December/January issue of Business Traveller.)
Also due to open in 2010 is the largest hotel in Scandinavia, the 814-room Bella Hotel. The property will have 32 conference rooms, including a large ballroom and two executive conference rooms located on the 23rd floor together with the Sky Bar. The development is part of the trade fair and conference venue Bella Center (bellacenter.dk).
Finally an hour’s drive north of Copenhagen, the Gillileje Spa and Wellness Resort (sunborn.com), due to open in 2011, will combine a 200-room hotel with a conference centre for up to 350 guests. An 18-hole golf course is located nearby.
Report by Sara Turner