Copenhagen hotel update

2 Aug 2009 by Sara Turner

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 ( 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 (, 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 (, 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 (

Finally an hour’s drive north of Copenhagen, the Gillileje Spa and Wellness Resort (, 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

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