A former 5, 500 square-meter landmark building from 1903, once home to the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music has been transformed into boutique Hotel Nobis Copenhagen by Wingårdh Arkitekter, Sweden’s most celebrated architectural firm, under the leadership of star architect Gert Wingårdh.
Set between the infamous Tivoli Gardens and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum, Nobis Hotel Copenhagen combines effortless style, luxury, and heritage, with a personalized level of service that is unrivaled. The 77-room hotel—the Nobis Group’s first property outside of their native Sweden—offers all of the comforts of an urban refuge within the heart of Denmark’s thriving capital.
Wingårdh sought to pay homage to the storied building’s roots while adding his own signature touches. The result is a masterclass in marrying old and new: original architectural details—such as the grand staircase—have been preserved and restored, while bold contemporary accents are defined by superior-quality natural materials such as marble, copper, stone, hard oak, and glass. The stark modernity of the concrete reception desk, for example, is complemented by an elegant, heritage color scheme of green and gray tones. Throw in the enviable location in the cultural heartbeat of Copenhagen, and you have the blueprint for one of the city’s most eagerly awaited arrivals.
The inimitable Scandinavian style that pervades the restaurant and public spaces is continued in the 77 rooms and 3 suites, creating easy, uncluttered spaces for relaxation. Each of the individually sized rooms, with soaring ceilings and original detailing, are painted in soothing green and blue tones, and all have chevron-patterned wooden parquet floors and high windows with crossbars as center pieces. Rooms are outfitted with classic Danish furniture from Carl Hansen & Søn, including the iconic CH25 chair which is found in the Superior and Deluxe room categories.
Rugs come courtesy of Swedish brand Kasthall, while luxurious, cloud-like beds from Duxiana promise an untroubled night’s sleep and a lacquered oak minibar tray and crystal glasses from Danish designer Frederik Bagger ensure nightcaps are dispensed in a fittingly chic manner. The bathrooms are entirely outfitted in Bardiglio Nuvolato marble—a material characterized by its fine-grained, deep gray, cloudy look, and luxurious amenities from luxury Swedish brand Byredo, treating guests to in-room pampering.
The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen restaurant, Niels, was also renovated by Wingårdh Arkitekter. Ensuring that the restaurant stands out visually as well as through its culinary delights, Wingårdh covered the building’s façade in glass and copper plates, with the pièce de résistance being the strategically placed crossbars, an homage to Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Dominican monastery. Headed up by Chef de Cuisine Jeppe Foldager, Niels Restaurant borrows from the best of Nordic culinary traditions, serving a classic, yet modern kitchen, combining traditional French and Nordic gastronomy in a modern and personal culinary style, always with the finest quality ingredients as a focus.
Chef Foldager’s food celebrates the rich natural bounty of Northern Europe by sourcing ingredients from artisan producers, farmers, and fishermen based in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The bar also takes inspiration from its Nordic neighbors, showcasing a menu of classic cocktails with a focus on quality, regional ingredients and Scandinavian spirits.
Hotel Nobis Copenhagen is one of the latest addition to Design Hotels’ roster, with rooms starting from around €256 per night.
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