The Danish hotel and venue boom of 2018 is continuing into 2019 and beyond, and there is no sign of it slowing down.
Copenhagen, named the number one city to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet, is adding 2,800 new hotel rooms across the city and a further 8,500 rooms over the next four years, totalling over 32.000 hotel rooms by 2022, according to VisitDenmark.
The Brøchner Hotel Group’s newest addition, Hotel Ottilia, opened in January on the site of the old Carlsberg brewery. The new 4-star hotel has 156 rooms and luxury suites, a restaurant with a rooftop terrace and a view of the city, conference facilities and two bars.
In March, the 3-star Moxy Copenhagen Hotel opened south of the city centre with 228 “millennial-focused” bedrooms designed in collaboration with IKEA.
And the meeting and event venue HUONE will open 20 “creatively themed” meeting rooms in a former aeroplane hangar at Amager Strand this year. The location is a 10-minute walk from Copenhagen Airport and a 13-minute metro ride to the city centre.
At the end of 2019, the Guldsmeden chain is opening Bryggen Guldsmeden, which will include an organic restaurant, 214 bedrooms and a maritime theme influenced by its canal location.
Next year and beyond
In 2020, Hilton is returning to Copenhagen with a quayside location for the Hilton Copenhagen City, a new “upmarket” hotel with 400 rooms and additional meeting facilities.
A former bank HQ by the city’s harbourfront will be transformed into the 5-star Hilton equipped with two restaurants, bars and outdoor dining, totalling 29,000m2. Hilton Copenhagen City will be operated by BC Hospitality Group, which already offers 1,584 rooms at AC Bella Sky Copenhagen, Copenhagen Marriott and Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers.
Comwell Copenhagen Portside will open in the heart of the city’s Nordhavn dockland development. It will be next to one of the new metro stations and feature 493 rooms in addition to 18 conference and meeting facilities, a bar and a restaurant.
The new Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport will also open in September 2020. Constructed next to the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, the new conference-focused property will offer 605 “budget” rooms, allowing the total hotel complex including the full-service Clarion to total 1,000 rooms.
Combined with its 2,500m2 conference hall called The Hangar seating 2,150 delegates and three other meeting rooms, the hotel complex will become the largest airport conference hotel in the Nordic region.
Nordic Choice Hotels’ newest luxury hotel Villa Copenhagen will also open in 2020. Set in the former central post office building at Copenhagen Central Station, it will have 390 rooms and suites, restaurants, bars and meeting facilities for up to 1200 guests.