For CELLOPHANELAND* it is Copenhagen’s position as a capital of design that draws us to the city, and where else to stay than at a property from the portfolio of the excellent Design Hotels Group – The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen?
Copenhagen is a place of hugely varied appeal. It is a richly historic city packed with architectural gems with, at its heart, the worlds longest shopping street. Proud to be green there is always open space by parks or water – it is criss-crossed by canals and on the shores of Oresund and probably the most bike friendly city in the world.
Arts culture and theatre are everywhere whilst the Little Mermaid statue marks the city as a home of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales – a legacy that led to the formation of the Tivoli Gardens and inspired Disney and much of todays popular culture.
The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is housed in the historic former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music starchitect Gert Wingårdh has transformed the classical building into a cutting-edge luxury hotel. Period features such as ornamental mouldings and grand marble staircase have been augmented by contemporary twists.
It is a hotel where attention is everywhere drawn towards the fabulous design. The reception desk is a stark concrete block, whilst the central stairwell is occupied by a cascading modern chandelier that falls the height of the building.
A lounge area features pale leather chairs, navy blue flooring and clever designer lighting. The adjacent dining area has the same colour scheme with pale wood tables and stylish pendent lighting. Some walls are completely mirrored, whilst others, looking over a courtyard, are glass. The illusion is of a room that seems to extend almost forever.
If you can draw your eyes from the decor the dining is equally impressive with top quality cuisine always an important aspect at Nobis Hotels. Stylish and healthy breakfasts are served at Restaurant NOI where in the evenings it is Modern Nordic cuisine on offer, with their eight course tasting menu the ideal pick.
Otherwise a la carte choices include a Piri Piri with red prawns, chili, garlic & parsley with seared tuna, chimichurri and Nobis dressing or a perfectly cooked lemon sole with beurre blanc and grilled lemon to follow.
The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen bedrooms have high-ceilings that give a feeling of space to even the smaller ‘Superior’ rooms. Dark navy walls are offset by natural leather stools, wood parquet floors and woven rattan chairs. Beds are dark metallic ‘cubes’ with Duxiana mattresses.
The bathrooms are clad in stunning white and black patterned Italian marble, chrome and steel with rainhead showers or freestanding baths and Byredo toiletries.
Downstairs at The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is a small gym and a suitably stylish spa room with two saunas, showers, a hot stone, cold water pool and treatment table.
Complete your architecture and design-oriented Copenhagen stay by visiting such delights as the extravagant new Copenhagen Concert Hall designed by Jean Nouvel, the Designmuseum Denmark, Tietgencollegiat student housing or Arne Jacobsen’s stunning and iconic Radisson Royal Copenhagen.
For more information and booking visit The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen
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