citizenM, an award-winning lifestyle hotel company, is the creator of the ‘affordable luxury’ approach to hotel stays. This starts with selecting well-connected locations in the world’s most popular cities, so business and leisure guests are always in the heart of the action. Each property creates a streamlined, smart experience – including high-tech amenities, genuine and efficient service, luxury guest rooms, and spacious and inviting living areas filled with contemporary art. Once again, citizenM’s long-term partner Vitra is the supplier of all the iconic 21st century furniture by the likes of Verner Panton and Jasper Morrison.
With unconditional commitment to design, technology, and central locations, citizenM waited until the perfect place became available in Copenhagen. The site, at H.C. Andersens Boulevard 12, is the best in the city for proximity to the most popular business, leisure and cultural destinations. citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen is just steps from the City Hall Square (Radhuspladsen), four minutes’ walk from Tivoli Gardens, and ten minutes’ walk from The National Museum of Denmark. Central Station is just eight minutes away by foot. A brand new metro line with a Radhuspladsen station (currently under construction) will create a quick and easy link to the Copenhagen Airport. The new metro line is scheduled to open from July 2019.
The affordable luxury experience starts at the very moment of arrival, when the guests meet citizenM’s ambassadors, the ‘people who love people’. They will assist with the one-minute check-in at the kiosk, mix the perfect cocktail, help with luggage, or recommend great local places for dining, entertainment, and shopping.
The citizenM living room, as usual, is the main attraction of the hotel. Filled with Vitra couches, tables, chairs and bookcases – and decorated with a mix of commissioned and collected art and objects – it goes against the usual ‘keep guests in their rooms’ hospitality approach. Styled to be playful yet relaxing, the living room is a ‘just like home’ place to hang out, watch TV, work, sip a coffee and flirt. The Copenhagen hotel is the first for the brand with the living room on the top floor. A spectacular sky bar (open to the public) with an outdoor terrace, remarkable photo-op city views, and one-of-a-kind cocktails creates an ‘escape the city’ feel, without having to leave the city at all. In the heart of the living room, canteenM – open 24/7 to hotel guests – stocks food from mostly local suppliers. Guests arriving too late to dine out will never have to go to bed hungry. Shoppers who wish to take a little bit of citizenM home will appreciate collectionM – a gift shop unlike any other. As a specially curated selection of quirky, colourful, and useful items, collectionM includes everything from chargers and pens to toys and books. One of the best buys is the one-of-a-kind AM and PM shower gel – a worldwide bestseller in full size bottles.
238 smart bedrooms furnished with luxury essentials will be ready from December 2018, with rates starting at 95 euros. All signature features of a citizenM room are there: the enormous XL king-size beds, luxury linens and towels, Grohe power showers (beloved by singers) with full-size custom-made AM and PM shower gels, and superfast unlimited Wi-Fi for streaming. The in-room iPad (known as the MoodPad) is every sleepy guest’s solution to ‘I don’t want to get out of bed’, should they want to change the temperature, flood the room with coloured lights, close the blinds, enjoy the free movie library, or set the perfect mood for romance or relaxation.
In every city, citizenM stands out among other hotels not just by creating an exceptional guest experience, but also by inviting local artists to add a real local vibe to the exterior and interior. For citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen, artist Troels Aagaard painted an entrance mural on both walls, while Ditte Ejlerskov and HuskMitNavn contributed in-room art, wall and ceiling murals in the sky bar.
Four creative societyM spaces (the largest room sits up to 12) will be available for half-day and full-day bookings, with complete food-and-drink service by request. A departure from bland meeting rooms at other hotels, societyM is for anyone who wants to do great things in inspiring surroundings. Daylight, AV equipment, Vitra furniture, and blackboard or whiteboard walls to draw on, make societyM perfect for meetings, presentations, networking, interviews, craft sessions, and other activities.
In the remarkable line-up of 13 existing hotels in 7 international cities, citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen will be the 14th stylish urban destination, and the first flagship in Scandinavia. Bookings are now open for visits from December 2018. Located within the triangle of Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens, the Central Station, and the city’s largest conference centres, the new property will add heaps of smart luxury to the Danish capital.