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View from the top of Brøchner’s new Hotel Ottilia (image: Brøchner Hotel Group)

New hotels to open in Copenhagen in 2019

Adding to an array of hotels that have opened in 2018, the new openings for next year are cool and eco-conscious.

As Copenhagen prepares to welcome more visitors following its recognition by Lonely Planet as the number one city to visit in 2019, a boom in new hotels in the city and across the country in continuing.

Copenhagen will see 2,800 new hotel rooms across the city and a further 8,500 rooms over the next four years, adding to the existing 21,000 hotel rooms today, Visit Denmark reports. This growth is leading some to fear over-capacity.

The latest addition to the Danish capital’s hotel scene launched in early December when the Dutch chain CitizenM added to its global footprint with the opening of its first Nordic hotel at Copenhagen’s Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square).

The new 4-star property has 238 rooms and a top-floor living-room lobby overlooking the city centre.

Copenhagen’s biggest hotel group Arp-Hansen opened its latest addition to the “cool, budget” WakeUp Hotel concept in October. With 585 rooms, it has minimalistic features designed by Danish architect Kim Utzon and a location close to the harbour.

In September, the 370-room Scandic Hotel in the trendy meatpacking district of Kødbyen also opened.

Next year, meanwhile, the Scandic Falkoner in the Frederiksberg district is scheduled to reopen in August 2019 after a major refurbishment, with 440 rooms and conference facilities.

Complimentary cocktail
The “fun and youthful” Marriott franchise Moxy comes to the city in March 2019 with the new 3-star Moxy Copenhagen Hotel in Scandiagade, south of the city centre.

The Moxy experience will begin with a complimentary Got Moxy cocktail on arrival in the “bright and buzzing” lobby, Visit Denmark says, and 228 millennial-focused rooms will combine bold design and affordable style in a collaboration with IKEA.

Adding to its choice of five existing Copenhagen properties, the Guldsmeden Hotel is opening its sixth and largest hotel at Copenhagen’s Islands Brygge in 2019.

In keeping with the rest of the eco-conscious group, its organic restaurant and 214 rooms will follow “uncompromising sustainable principles” with a maritime theme influenced by its Copenhagen canal location.

Soonest to open, however, is the Brøchner hotel group’s new Hotel Ottilia in January. Located on the site of the old Carlsberg brewery, the 4-star hotel will have 156 rooms and luxury suites, a restaurant with a rooftop terrace and view of the city, conference facilities and two bars.

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