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The lobby at Herman K (photo: Brøchner Hotels)

No chemicals at new Copenhagen hotel

Besides its striking design, the luxury boutique-style Herman K in a former electrical substation cleans without chemicals.

The new five-star boutique hotel Herman K is being called the first chemical-free hotel in Denmark, as chemicals are not used at all in any cleaning products on the property.

Opened this summer, the dramatically designed showcase is by Brøchner Hotels, which aims to create unique and sustainable hotels.

Located in central Copenhagen in a converted electrical substation, it has glass doors entering into a high-ceiling lobby area where a striking art piece made of long branches hangs above a bar.

In each of the 31 rooms and suites, including a penthouse suite with private roof terrace, the bathroom is “stored like a gem inside an elegant white marble box, which stands in beautiful contrasts to the designer furniture, soft carpets and blankets,” in the words of Visit Copenhagen.

Digital innovation is deployed throughout the hotel. Guests can, for example, skip the key card and use their mobile phone to unlock their door. When inside the room, they can stream their own media content to the screen and speaker, personalising their entertainment system.

The rooms and suites are “clean, light and typically minimalist with a soft cooling grey and dark blue colour scheme which marry up with white marble surfaces and contemporary furniture,” the magazine Hotel Designs writes.

Self-disinfectant
In making Hotel Herman K the “first chemical-free hotel in Denmark”, Brøchner has teamed up with the Danish company ACT.

The rooms and suites are treated with ACT CleanCoat, an invisible and odourless coating that makes surfaces self-disinfectant, ensuring low-bacterial level, healthy indoor climate and cleaner air, the hotel firm claims.

“We saw that limestone and dirt simply did not stick to bathroom elements, to the same extent as before the coating,” explains Christian Lond, director of procurement at Brøchner Hotels.

“Because of this, our Quality & Service team do not have to use cleaning products containing chemicals, and the cleaning itself is also less demanding.”

This is the fourth property in the Brøchner Hotels portfolio and has the aim of raising the bar on Copenhagen’s hotel scene and “redefining luxury” in the city.

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