The largest hotel in Scandinavia, the Bella Sky Comwell in Copenhagen, opened in May 2011. The spectacular two-tower 23-floor-high hotel is now a prominent architectural landmark in Copenhagen’s newest neighborhood, Ørestaden. The hotel features 812 guest rooms and 30 meeting and conference rooms as well as direct access to Copenhagen’s trade fair and convention center, Bella Center. www.bellask...
Copenhagen hotels continue to set the global bar for sustainability. Green news includes:
- Since 1994, Scandic hotels in the Nordic Region have worked continuously and innovatively to reduce their environmental impact. This year, the long-lasting effort was recognized by the Nordic Council announcing Scandic, Nordic Region, as the winner of its prestigious Nature and Environment Prize 2011. The simple yet so effective hotel towel policy, "Please hang up the towel if you want to use it again," was invented by a Scandic hotel employee. www.scandic...
-The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers was recognized by Travelocity in 2011 as one of the world’s most cutting-edge green hotels. In 2010, the world’s largest organization of travel and tourism professionals, the Australian “Skål International,” awarded the hotel its international Ecotourism Award under the headline “The World’s Greenest Hotel.” www.cpcopenhagen.dk/en
- 600,000 bees have checked in for a long-term stay in beehives on the rooftop of Bella Center by the Bella Sky Comwell hotel. The bees will help pollinate trees in Copenhagen, a city with too few bees and beekeepers. The honey they produce can be tasted at the hotel’s breakfast buffets and in its new signature cocktail “Bella Be Sour.” www.bellasky.dk
- For ecofriendly sightseeing in the city, stay at the one of four Brøchner hotels and rent a nimble electric car for 349 Danish kroner per day (around $67).
Need to prevent meeting participants from dozing off after lunch? Can’t sleep because your partner snores? Want a hotel where the soul of the neighborhood is not left at the front door? A hotel room designed especially for a female business traveler? Look to Copenhagen for this and more:
- At the new Bella Sky Comwell, the exclusive 17th floor—the Bella Donna—is ladies-only with 20 rooms designed especially for female guests. Among the accommodating features are an extra-large showerhead, cosmetic mirror, extra clothes hangers for skirts and dresses, and a minibar stocked with items such as smoothies, champagne and high-quality chocolate. www.bellasky.dk
- Sleep-deprived partners of snorers now have the best chance of a good night’s sleep in the snore absorption room at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. Special elements include soundproof walls, a sound-absorbing headboard, an anti-snoring bed wedge and pillow, and a white-noise machine. www.cpcopenhagen.dk/en
- During its refurbishment and renovation, the boutique Ibsens Hotel, located on the authentically cool and quirky Copenhagen street “Nansensgade,” invited designers and artists from the Nansensgade street’s workshops and boutiques to design pillows, key rings, tables and more for the hotel.
- Room 2701 at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is 40 x 24 x 30 inches—and has one of the best views of the Danish capital. It’s designed to be a nesting box for Denmark’s first big-city falcons—two peregrine falcons that spent the winter of 2010 living on the hotel’s outdoor logo. Check the live webcam to see if the falcons have moved in yet:
- Brain food is a new concept for meetings at Radisson Blu’s hotels and conference centers. Menus are specially designed to ensure that meeting participants are able to maintain a high level of alertness and mental activity all through the day’s program. Research shows that the right type of food—including more fish, whole grains, eggs, fruits and lean meat—served at the right time heightens our ability to learn, concentrate and respond quickly as well as lower feelings of stress.
- The landmark, five-star Hotel d’Angleterre is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Reopening for business in 2012, plans include larger suites—one will be the largest suite in Copenhagen—two restaurants and two bars. The hotel will retain its elegant, stately ambiance but the new furnishings will be more contemporary than before. During its 250 years of history, d’Angleterre has been the hotel of choice for royals, celebrities and prominent guests, including Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey.
- Personalize your hotel stay—and maybe surprise your loved one or a friend—with one of the themed “Live Life” packages at the design Hotel Twentyseven. Choose between: “Live life as lovers” and “In a world of ice.”
- September 1, as the first hotel in Scandinavia, Scandic Palace Hotel in Copenhagen entered into a new cooperation with the international hotel chain Preferred Hotel Group. The same day, Scandic Sydhavnen hotel reopened after adding 106 guest rooms to the existing 281 as well as a new 400- person conference room. The Scandic Copenhagen hotel is currently undergoing a thorough renovation, expected to be completed in May 2012.
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