Villa Copenhagen launches in one of Denmark’s historic gems
A spectacular 390-key property filled with original design features, Villa Copenhagen has officially opened its doors in the century-old Danish Post and Telegraph office.
This ambitious project to create a luxury hotel in a landmark Neo-Baroque building in the heart of the Danish capital is now complete. We find more about the unveiling of the eagerly awaited Villa Copenhagen.
A jewel in the crown of Copenhagen
Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced the official opening of Villa Copenhagen, which boasts 390 rooms, five F&B outlets and 24,757 sq ft of flexible meeting and event spaces. The five-storey hotel is also home to the city’s finest private art collection, valued at more than US$2 million.
Peter Høgh Pedersen, managing director of Villa Copenhagen, said: “This project has proven to be a labour of love and, in many ways, is testament to Copenhagen’s resilient spirit. We are delighted to reveal Villa Copenhagen to the public and are confident that the health measures we have in place will put guests at ease in this new era of travel.”
“The vision behind the build was to create an authentic destination – for the many and not the few – that upholds three key pillars: contrast, conscious luxury and happiness. We believe these values show in the hotel design, guest facilities and amenities, collaborative partnerships and our approach to service, which recognises Villa Copenhagen’s connection to the city and our belief that luxury hospitality should focus on conscious choices that benefit the local environment and surrounding communities.”
Grand designs in the Danish capital
The Danish Post and Telegraph office building is a true showcase of 1912 Neo-Baroque architecture and the hotel’s rooms benefit from a variety of original features.
London-based firm Universal Design Studio was charged with overseeing the creation of 381 guest rooms, the two-storey Universal Penthouse Suite and a number of public spaces. Meanwhile, the Earth Suite was designed by Danish architect Eva Harlou to be a fully sustainable enclave composed entirely of recycled materials and textiles, and jewellery brand Shamballa Jewels designed seven suites and two other spaces within the hotel.
Last but not least, executive chef Tore Gustafsson is responsible for the property’s sustainable food proposition, which focuses on carbon-free dining and zero food waste. He collaborated with Epicurean, an F&B design studio from interior design house Goddard Littlefair, to develop all five F&B outlets.
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