Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
The Radisson Collection Royal Hotel was designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the airline SAS in 1960 and underwent a complete renovation in late 2017.
The hotel succeeded with their renovation in keeping everything up to date while maintaining its unique traces to 1960's architecture and Danish design.
When it was completed it was the largest hotel in Denmark and the first skyscraper in Copenhagen. It is located in the heart of the city, close to Tivoli and the central station.
The entire hotel – from the exterior facade through to the stainless-steel cutlery used in the restaurant and the Swan and Egg chairs gracing the lobby – was designed by Arne Jacobsen himself.
Since most of his work has been replaced by corporate standard fabrics and furniture, the hotel is referred to as Jacobsens' Lost Gesamtkunstwerk. Only a single room has been kept in the original design. It has all of the original, green furniture and the wood panels on the wall. This room, with the number 606, is still available for booking.
It was renamed the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in 1994, when SAS bought a share in the foreign division of Radisson hotels. When SAS sold their share in 2009, it was renamed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
Royal Café on the ground level, a perfect stop for guests and visitors
Next to the beautiful lobby area the equally chic and newly renovated Café Royal is ready to spoil you with a hearty breakfast, brunch, lunch or classical bistro dinner during or after a long day out and about in the city.