You are going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to new hotels in Denmark in 2021. From the always-reliable Scandic brand to hotels with an individual, luxury and boutique angle, there are plenty of options for all budgets and all sizes of group.
Scandic is Scandinavia’s leading hotel group. The first of their new openings for 2021 is Scandic CPH Strandpark in March, a 357-bedroom property located close to Copenhagen Kastrup airport. The hotel is a city resort hotel with its own harbour, swimming pool, wellness area and conference department, plus restaurants and a skybar.
Next up, in April 2021, is Scandic Nørreport. Located at Copenhagen’s busiest train station Nørreport, it is conveniently located with a direct metro service to the airport. The 100-bedroom hotel will feature a roof top terrace, restaurant and sky bar to take in the views of the city.
Finally, in November 2021, Scandic will be opening Scandic Spectrum. With 632 bedrooms it will be Scandic’s largest hotel to date. Located close to Kalvebod Brygge (Copenhagen’s harbor pools) with views of the city from its Skybar it will have a series of specialty restaurants as well as a swimming pool and an innovative meeting and conference department.
In January 2021, the award winning Comwell group opens its first hotel in the Danish capital under its own name.
Comwell Copenhagen Portside has been designed by architecture firm, Arkitema Architects, who have drawn inspiration from the harbour’s historic warehouses to create a 493-bedroom hotel with a further 18 conference and meeting rooms. The hotel is close to the new metro station and will have ’green walls’ covered in plants, a roof garden and an atrium garden. The group has traditionally been known for its premium spa hotels, such as Comwell Kellers Park near Vejle, on the East Jutland coast, which picked up the accolade of Denmark’s best hotel in both the Jutland and Zealand categories at the 2019 Danish Travel Awards.
Arkitema Architects, together with Henning Larsen Architects, are also behind the creation of a new 5-star hotel in the central area of Christianshavn.The building, known as the Ørkenfortet (the Desert Fort), was originally built in 1962 as the headquarters for the engineering and ship-building company, Burmeister & Wain and will be run by NH Hotel Group under their five-star ‘Collection’ brand. The hotel is expected to open in the autumn of 2021 with 394 rooms.
Right in the historic heart of Copenhagen, 25hours Hotel Company will open their first hotel in Denmark in 2021. The boutique hotel with the name 25hours Hotel Round Tower will open right next door from the iconic Round Tower. The hotel will feature 243 rooms, a large wellness area, bar and café and a cozy courtyard open for hotel guests and locals.
ZOKU Copenhagen will open in the first quarter of 2021 with 160-loft style aparthotel rooms with fully equipped kitchens and a private dining area as well as the normal hotel room amenities. Situated on Amager island and close to central Copenhagen, the capsule living and cool co-working space is a great solution for an extended stay. It also offers guests a central garden, a rooftop greenhouse, with hammocks for relaxing, and various communal spaces. The hotel’s restaurant will be run by Kavit Shah (formerly at Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurant ‘Geranium’) and will focus on healthy dishes made from local and sustainable ingredients.
In Esbjerg on the Danish west coast, internationally renowned Danish architect group BIG is behind a new 117-room hotel by A Place To set to open in October 2021. A Place To is an innovative co-living concept targeting a younger audience and spanning three buildings. The hotel will be located on the top nine floors of the tallest of the buildings, while the other floors will serve as housing for some of the city’s many students. All rooms are beautifully decorated with Danish design from HAY and feature balconies with views over the Esbjerg city center and the North Sea.