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Villa Strand, Hornbaek

Unique hotels opening across Denmark

Uniquely designed hotels have opened, and will continue to open in 2019, across the country from north to south.

While much is happening in Copenhagen in terms of openings and re-openings, new hotels and resorts are also taking shape beyond the capital in destinations like Billund, Aarhus, Aalborg, Sønderborg and along the Danish coast, VisitDenmark reports.

Besides its Hotel Ottilia project in Copenhagen, the Brøchner chain is set to open its first ’boutique hostel’ in central Aarhus in 2019. Set in a former library in Mølleparken, the 560-bed hostel will have an outdoor area, social spaces and a food court.

In late 2019, the Radisson Red Aarhus, part of the new creative and fashion-conscious brand from Radisson Hotel Group, will open with 78 rooms, a restaurant, gym, and a meeting space.

Located in the centre of the city, it will be close to both the retail streets and the historic Latin Quarter with its numerous bars and cafes.

For families planning a visit to the original home of Lego, a new fairy-tale themed hotel opens at the Legoland Billund Resort at the end of March.

The new Castle Hotel will feature 142 guestrooms with space for up to 710 would-be Dragon Knights, Wizards and Princesses to live out their dreams in specially themed rooms spread out over two buildings.

There will also be a family restaurant with seating for 300 diners, an indoor play area in the restaurant and a large outdoor playground.

Meanwhile, in January the new budget chain Zleep Hotel is opening a 126-bedroom hotel next door to the train station in the centre of Aalborg.

May will see the opening of the new 190-room Hotel Alsik in Sønderborg’s old industrial harbour district. The whole site has been transformed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry into a new quarter with unique architecture.

This masterplan was initiated in 2009 and in under ten years the majority of the project has been realised with the new quarter becoming known at Byens Havn (City Harbour).

The Alsik has been designed by Henning Larsen Architects with two towers 19 and 70 metres high, and it will be run by the German company RIMC. There will be three restaurants with one overseen by Chef Jesper Kock from Det Glade Vanvid in Aarhus and conference facilities for up to 400 people.

On the coast
Away from the city, on the North Zealand coast in Hornbaek the hotel Hornbækhus reopened earlier this summer following extensive renovation and is seeing both locals and guests coming together over dinner for a shared meal served on its long wooden tables.

The hotel’s little sister Villa Strand has also reopened following a complete renovation. The white villa has 15 en-suite rooms and it’s located on the dunes at Hornbaek with direct access from the garden to the beach.

Meanwhile, the Svinkløv Badehotel on the North Jutland coast near Blokhus is one of Denmark’s most iconic seaside properties. The large wooden structure has been completely restored following a devastating fire in 2016. Now back to its former glory, the 36 rooms, now all en-suite, will reopen in spring 2019.

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