Famous for its Royal castles, contemporary design, fashion and art, Copenhagen has a new addition, a beautiful luxury boutique hotel, the Sanders Hotel. Baroque Travel finds out all about it
Created by famous Danish ballet dancer, Alexander Kølpin and his father, the Sanders Hotel, which opens this coming October, is a masterpiece of fine design and aesthetic delight. Located on a quiet street in Copenhagen’s historic center, directly behind the famous Royal Danish Theater, the hotel features 54 luxurious rooms, each individually decorated and designed, including Single Coupé rooms, inspired by glamorous old train cabins. There are numerous other equally exquisite rooms, right up to a selection of exquisite apartments offering total privacy, beautiful lounges and open fireplaces.
Throughout the hotel one finds hand-picked, bespoke pieces of furniture that evoke the glamorous age of travel as well as the drama of the theater. The result is a mixture of Parisian sophistication and old world English eccentricity with plenty of simplistic Danish design thrown in to keep it down to earth and real.
The building itself is an iconic restoration in a district full of history and heritage and the hotel offers excellent service to make guests feel right at home. With Alexander Kølpin’s passion for creative spaces and storytelling, the intimate boutique hotel offers understated luxury and sensibility across five storeys.
In the lobby of the hotel one finds The Living Room, brimming with books and featuring an inviting fireplace where guests can relax and enjoy a coffee or cocktail. Dining is enjoyed at the all-day dining restaurant Sanders Kitchen on dishes prepared using fresh, organic produce. The carefully curated wine selection that accompanies the menu was created from a list of fine winemakers and vineyards. There’s also the Courtyard, an inner sanctuary that is a green oasis in the center of the property where guests can order drinks and food. The Tata Bar is an intimate bar, specializing in classic cocktails in a charming setting. And then there’s the Conservatory, on the fifth floor, where guests can enjoy stunning views of Copenhagen by night.
This splendid hotel is the hotelier’s third Scandinavian property – the others are Helenekilde Badehotel and Tisvildeleje Strandhotel. Its location, in an area filled with quaint cobbled lanes, is ideal for exploring the city, with lots of great restaurants, art galleries, museums and world class shopping all in the vicinity.