From the outside, Nobis Hotel Copenhagen looks like a classic, grand hotel. Its neoclassical architecture exudes the type of old-school luxury that’s absent in many modern hotels. A step beyond the beautiful arched doorway reveals an artful blend of old and new design.
Built in 1903, the stunning building used to house an insurance company, and then the Royal Danish Academy of Music. It wasn’t long after the most talented musicians in Denmark vacated that the Nobis Hospitality Group moved in, turning the building into the group’s first hotel outside of Sweden. Wingardhs, a Swedish architectural firm, worked in collaboration with the hospitality group to craft the hotel’s interior. They retained much of the classic elements, like the grand marble staircase and expansive ceilings, but added many modern touches. The lobby’s reception desk is crafted from cast concrete, which looks especially contemporary surrounded by timber and marble elements, with warm lighting suspended above it. But it also pays homage to the fact that the building was one of Copenhagen’s first ever concrete buildings.
Nobis Hotel’s 77 rooms feature custom-designed steel bed frames plus beautiful modern furnishings. The rooms are minimal but not lacking in warmth or comfort. The bathrooms are some of the most interesting we’ve seen in a hotel; they’re totally marble-clad, from the floor to the ceiling. Lashings of steel and ceramic break up the homogenous material.
Offering a luxurious slice of Denmark’s modern history, Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is an elegantly designed and welcoming accommodation choice in the Scandinavian city.
Photography by André Pihl.