Family-run, independent Andersen Hotel has unveiled a new look across all communal areas including the lobby, reception, library corner and bar. The new look was unveiled this summer and made good use of the lockdown period. The objective was to emphasise more space while making the most of the high ceiling. Overall an industrial and urban look was achieved.
Owner and manager Karen Nedergaard maintained a design relationship with the UK’s Designers Guild whose furniture, fabrics and wallpapers continue to be showcased across the hotel and now with a new look. Karen managed the entire design process and designed certain areas following years of guest interaction, understanding what works best for the guest experience.
To add warmth to the raw concrete floors and grey tones, furniture and wall surfaces with vertical round oak mouldings were integrated. These give a warm Nordic touch to the area. Industrial black metal and glass walls were set in large spaces, creating intimate areas for guests to group together, if desired. A large free-standing oaken fireplace wall was also used to divide and create space. The fireplace can be seen from both sides and helps to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
The design tasks involved working on a solution where the Buffet area used in the morning could be transformed into a Bar in the evening. This was resolved by raising the entire Buffet front at the touch of a button approx. 30 cm and thus transforming it into a Bar. The new Buffet/Bar can travel 30 cm back and forth, achieving an ideal floor space for both environments. The back wall facing the kitchen was covered with floral wallpaper ‘Indial Sunflower’ while the lounge walls were lined with wallpaper design ‘Zardosi’, both by the Designers Guild.
The reception area was designed with informality in mind featuring an oval desk. Behind the reception, a slatted clad wall was built with several cupboard cubes in different sizes, created by Danish company ‘By Lassen’. Receptionists sit on ‘Kivi’ chairs by Danish company Engelbrecht. Guests sit on ‘Beetle’ chairs by Danish Gubi.
Award-winning Andersen Hotel is home to 69 bedrooms and suites all refurbished in 2018. The hotel offers a daily complimentary ‘Wine Hour’ in the Lobby between 5pm and 6pm. The hotel operates a Concept24 package which allows a late departure at no extra cost meaning the guest can keep the room for 24 hours, no matter the time of arrival. The hotel also offers a Concept Green promotion. For guests staying for more than one night an option to decline housekeeping and opt for one of several experiences instead is available
Danes are happy people and the UN World Happiness Report has rated Danes as the happiest people on earth several times. It is no wonder then that a new museum dedicated to happiness has opened in Copenhagen. At ‘The Happiness Museum’ visitors will understand why Denmark is often called the happiest country on earth, what hygge has got to do with it, and how visitors can measure something as subjective as happiness. The Happiness Museum is created by The Happiness Research Institute, a think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life. The new museum is open Tuesday – Sunday between 11.00 and 17.00 and an easy 20-minute walk from the Andersen Hotel.
Karen Nedergaard, Owner/Manager
Guests can rent an Andersen bicycle from reception. Copenhagen has always been something of a transport pioneer particularly for cyclists. Even the fastest local cyclists will face serious competition as Copenhagen will host the start of the Le Tour de France in 2021.
From the starting point on the corner of H.C. Andersens Boulevard and Nørre Farimagsgade, the beautiful route passes by these Copenhagen highlights on 3rd July 2021:
Dronning Louises Bro
This is the world’s busiest bicycle street! The bridge connects the city centre with the buzzing Nørrebro area, and is also a popular hangout spot, especially on sunny days.
An amazing work of architecture with its zig-zagging park path on ground level and iconic shape raising above the neighbourhood. The tower is open to the public with unparalleled views of Copenhagen.
The Gefion Fountain by The Citadel
Since 1626 The Citadel has housed military barracks and offices, but today the area is open to the public and a favourite green lung for a brisk walk or jog on the ramparts and the beautiful Gefion fountain.
Amalienborg Palace is of course a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace.
The Marble Church
The awe-inspiring Marble Church with the characteristic copper green dome has to be one of the most impressive churches of the city – and is definitely home to one of the best views in town.
King’s New Square
Kongens Nytorv is a central and historic square and home to prominent institutions such as the Royal Theatre, Hotel D’Angleterre and the Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
The Old Stock Exchange (Børsen)
The Old Stock Exchange dates back to 1625 and is one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen, located by the picturesque Holmens Canal in the historic city centre.
The Royal Danish Library – The Black Diamond
The Black Diamond in Copenhagen was finished in 1999 and is an extension to the Royal Library. The building’s shiny, black facede has become an architectural icon, and the interior will leave you in awe.
The historic city centre amusement park dates all the way back to 1843 and has enchanted Copenhageners and visitors ever since. Including Hans Christian Andersen and Walt Disney.
City Hall Square
The main square is where Copenhageners gather for public celebrations, demonstrations, concerts … and to watch the riders cross the finish line.
A two-minute walk from the Andersen Hotel is the Meatpacking District. Transformed from meat only to a new and creative cluster with galleries, nightlife and restaurants offering alfresco dining. Kødbyens Fiskebar was among the first restaurants to break the ground and help transform the Meatpacking District to a foodie haven and is today accompanied by a wide variety of eateries including: WarPigs with 22 taps of quality and crazy beers, the space is big, hip and offers alfresco drinking. Restaurant Gorilla is an unpretentious restaurant divided into two areas with a bar area – where you can enjoy a drink or some snacks – and a more classic restaurant area. NOHO is open all day until late and its New York-ish vibe with the bar’s bright, fluorescent signs on the walls, quirky plant-covered wall and a pink flower ceiling will make any meadow wither in comparison.
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B&B is priced from 1145 DKK (around £135) to 1925 DKK per room, per night.
Copenhagen airport is 20 minutes away (5 mins walk to central Station then a 15 mins train)
On your bike…
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