Editor’s Choice: Copenhagen’s Best ‘Design’ Hotel
Facts: One of three Radisson SAS hotels in Copenhagen, the five-star Radisson SAS Royal is a registered historic building for the work of renowned Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, who designed not only the building — Copenhagen’s first skyscraper at 20 stories — but also most of the furnishings within it, including the swan and egg chairs in the lobby. Situated across the street from Tivoli, the hotel is among the most kid-friendly in the capital, with a children’s menu in the Café Royal, crib and bedding facilities, and a kiddie playroom. The hotel has a signature Italian restaurant Alberto K on the 20th floor as well as Café Royal and the Royal Lounge Bar on the ground floor.
Guest Rooms: Designed by architect Arne Jacobsen in the 1950s, the hotel was fully renovated in 2002 and retains the spirit of Modernism in its guest rooms. Rooms are beautifully furnished and well maintained with light maple furnishings and the world-famous Jacobsen chairs and lamps. Several of the units open onto views over the Tivoli Gardens and the rooftops of Copenhagen. Bathrooms have tub/shower combos and are spacious, except for those in the single rooms, which are small and often lack tubs. The most requested room is No. 606, which is kept just as it was in 1960, except for paint and repairs. All the Jacobsen furnishings in this room are original, including the radiators.
Final word: In the heart of Copenhagen, the Radisson SAS Royal is one of the world’s most exclusive designer hotels. To experience a true design hotel, you won’t do better than Radisson SAS Royal.
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless internet (free)
- In-room safe
- Coffee/tea services
July 10-12, 2009
$248, standard with breakfast,
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