Charlottehaven Hotel

By Kirsten Kiser

Charlottehaven Hotel
Charlottehaven Hotel
 

If you need a place to stay in Copenhagen where you can feel at home without having to think about domestic chores, Charlottehaven Hotel’s serviced apartments offer great design and comfort after a busy day.

Located in a tranquil yet central area of Copenhagen, Charlottehaven Hotel was a two-phase project. Phase one was inaugurated in 2001, and phase two in 2004.

Phase one, containing 178 rental units, is a continuous block of five and six stories that occupy the perimeter of the site, creating a large internal courtyard.

With inspiration drawn from the area’s architectural history, the building expresses itself quietly in a rich interplay of light and shadow over meticulously detailed, contrasting materials. The flamed brickwork, with its variegated dark colors, was specially developed for the project in cooperation with the client and tile manufacturer.

Phase two, consisting of 44 service apartments, a health club, café, conference and meeting facilities, is housed in a long rectangular single-story volume with two eight-story towers containing the hotel apartments.

The inspiration and materials of the first phase are carried over to the second, unifying the entire complex in material and expression around the green courtyard.

The reception area, serving both the apartment towers, the café, and the health club, are large and airy. A restored Fiat 500L is permanently parked; the colorful art is by Marianne Thygesen.

The café, overlooking the garden and the pool, is open from morning to late in the evening. It is a cozy place to enjoy a meal, have a drink or a cup of coffee, or just read the newspaper.

Relax in the 20-meter long pool with its sleek lines and dispersed light, or work out in the health club and finish the day with a massage.

The apartments, all with terraces, are cheerful with minimalist design and equipped with all modern amenities. The penthouse has a wrap-around terrace.

With its international format, Charlottehaven is also a perfect place for meetings and conferences, as well as festive occasions.