Hilton (NYSE:HLT) last week announced plans to open a new hotel in Copenhagen, following a franchise agreement with BC Hospitality Group A/S (BCHG). Hilton Copenhagen City Centre, a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, will open in the heart of the city in 2020.
“Frequently hailed as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Copenhagen is praised for its culture, global connectivity, transport system and green spaces. By 2027, Denmark is expected to attract more than 14 million international arrivals, making it one of Europe’s fastest growing travel destinations,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton. “With an existing portfolio of six trading hotels across the Nordics and a further two in the pipeline, we’re pleased to be working with BCHG, Denmark’s leading hotel and exhibition space operator to introduce three new hotels.”
The seven-storey Hilton Copenhagen City Centre will feature 400 guest rooms, including 44 suites. It will provide easy access to Copenhagen’s Central Station and the financial centre, as well as the Tivoli Gardens, the city’s main tourist attraction. Other popular sites close by include the Copenhagen Opera House and Christian’s Church, as well as Copenhagen’s Old Town and the National Museum of Denmark. The hotel is conveniently located eight kilometres from the city’s airport.
The hotel will feature a fitness centre, executive lounge, lobby, bar and two restaurants, one of which will boast panoramic views across the Copenhagen waterfront. For corporate events and gatherings, the hotel will offer more than 600 square metres of function and meeting space.
“We are really excited and looking forward to working with Hilton to bring this exciting development to life,” said Allan L. Agerholm, CEO of BCHG. “This Hilton will not only be a landmark property in central Copenhagen, it will also bring to life a really exciting hotel experience – right in the heart of the old town of Copenhagen.”
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has a trading presence in 58 countries and territories across Europe Middle East & Africa, recently introducing hotels in new destinations including Astana and Belgrade.
Hilton Copenhagen City Centre will be located on Strandgade, one of Copenhagen’s most iconic streets, on the quayside of Copenhagen Harbour. The hotel is a few minutes walk from Copenhagen’s famous old square – Kgs Nytorv, the Old Stock Exchange, the Nyhavn waterfront and the famous pedestrian shopping street – Strøget.