A fresh addition to Copenhagen’s emerging boutique hotel scene is Hotel Sanders. This 54-bedroom property that opened this month is situated within a classical Jugendstil building dating from 1869 that overlooks the Royal Danish Theatre. This setting is fitting; its designer Alexander Kolpin is a former professional ballet dancer (and film-maker), famous for winning the 1993 Benoir Prize of Dance, awarded to the best male dancer worldwide. The hotel is the third offering of the Kølpin group, following its relaxed beachside hotels Helenekilde Badehotel and Tisvildeleje Standhotel situated in the north of Denmark.
This charismatic, dynamic hotel is designed not only as a sanctuary for international guests, but also as a hub for Copenhagen’s cultured and creative community. Sanders encourages collaboration, communication and circulation between both people and ideas, a trait that is reflected in its interior design, which draws on cultural and colonial influences, combining East and West and high-end and low-key. English eccentricities meet Asian opulence merged with classic mid-modern Danish features, accompanied by work by emerging international artists commissioned specifically with the building, the designer and the surroundings in mind.
Guests can hang out with the chef and his staff at in-house eatery Sanders Kitchen, try the TATA cocktail bar, or casually enjoy the food and drinks on offer in the relaxed living room inner courtyard or the stunning rooftop conservatory. Alternatively, order a carefully crafted hamper and take advantage of the hotel’s superb location to explore the nearby King’s New Square, the picturesque Nyhavn (Copenhagen’s historic and cultural centre) or any of the many other attractions in one of Europe’s most picturesque cities.