The Vibe: New Grand.
The Area: Adjacent to the central railway station and Tivoli Gardens.
The DNA: Housed in the former Danish Post and Telegraph office from 1912, the Villa Copenhagen is a Grande Dame hotel for the 21st century. The luxury hotel evokes the ambiance of a sophisticated Danish residence, with rooms featuring high ceilings, herringbone floors, restored original windows, gold accents, and muted color palettes that pay homage to paintings by 19th century Danish master Vilhelm Hammershøi. Thoughtful touches include keyless entry and remote check-in, virtual check-out, and an optional white glove service. Villa Copenhagen is also home to the city’s finest private art collection valued at more than US$2 million. With art curator Sune Nordgren at the helm, current artworks on display include pieces by local talent and celebrated international artists, including Jaume Plensa, Per Kirkeby, and Ian McKeever. Up on the roof, guests can go for a dip in the sustainable lap pool, warmed year-round with excess heat from the hotel’s cooling system, enjoy cabana service from the pool bar, work up a sweat at a 24-hour fitness center, sauna, or escape to a hidden garden growing organic herbs, spices, vegetables, and honey for daily dining menus. Executive Chef Tore Gustafsson is responsible for the sustainable food profile, which focuses on ‘carbon-free’ dining and zero food waste.
Suite-Me-Up: The two-story Penthouse Suite, which features a grand walnut and steel spiral staircase leading up to lounge space and a master bedroom. Danish architect Eva Harlou designed the sought-after Earth Suite, a fully sustainable suite entirely comprised of recycled materials and textiles with eco-friendly furniture by Mater Design while Shamballa Jewels, a Danish fine jewelry brand that designed the remaining seven suites, including The Shamballa Master Suite.
Accolades: Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2021
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 381 rooms & suites (18-129m2) (194-1,389 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2020 • architecture: Krook & Tjäder • interior design: Universal Design Studio, Goddard Littlefair • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible