CityHub Copenhagen will open its doors in summer 2020
A rendering of CityHub’s soon-to-launch Copenhagen property.
Copenhagen project marks Dutch group CityHub’s first step towards international expansion.
CityHub, a company created in the Netherlands to fill the gap between hotels and hostels, is expanding internationally.
The new CityHub will be near Copenhagen, praised as one of the healthiest and happiest cities in all of Europe, and is slated to open for business in summer 2020.
The Copenhagen property is the first outside of the Netherlands and according to reports, it is the first step in CityHub’s larger expansion plans.
CityHub was initially founded four years ago by Pieter van Tilburg and Sem Schuurkes, who recognized there was space in the market to better cater to millennials who were looking for accommodations that are both accessible and authentic in the heart of cities.
CityHub, a digital-first aesthetic
The brand has been widely lauded for its futuristic digital-first aesthetic, as well as for the way it replaces traditional hotel rooms with sleek “Hubs” which allow travellers to curate their own stays.
Meanwhile, there is a dedicated team of city hosts who are at hand 24/7 to help guests get the most out of CityHub facilities, as well as to help them navigate the surrounding area.
Success in Amsterdam was almost immediate when that location opened four years ago. CityHub followed that up by opening its Rotterdam location in 2018.
CityHub Copenhagen was designed by the Danish studio Spacon & X, and it will offer a total of 215 Hubs, making it the brand’s largest property so far.
It will also be in the vibrant neighborhood of Vesterbro, an area which has recently become somewhat of a cultural hotspot. It’s also a hub — so to speak — for creatives, artists, designers, cafes, restaurants and galleries.
Once again breaking with usual industry norms, CityHub Copenhagen will be in a space that was previously used for retail.
CityHub has signed a long-term lease agreement with NREP, a leading real estate investor in the Nordics and an entity that is heavily focused on creating long-term value through real estate-anchored businesses.