Copenhagen’s Hotel d'Angleterre has reopened to the public on 1 May 2013 following the most ambitious hotel restoration in Danish history. A Copenhagen icon since 1755, the Hotel d'Angleterre (known as ‘The White Lady on Kongens Nytorv’) is not only the most luxurious hotel in Denmark but also one of Europe’s first grand hotels.
C.F. Møller Architects were in charge of the refurbishment, which always had in mind the hotel’s own heritage. To revive the spirit of a grand palace, the façades were renovated to reinvent the original Parisian look by changing the colour from creamy white to a grey white and by replacing the old, white windows with contrasting new, dark-green windows. At ground floor level, large windows open the hotel to the city. The original 123 rooms were reduced to 90, with the 250 square-metre Royal Suite becoming the largest. Each room resorts to the same colour palette but has a unique décor formulated by GA Design. The historical banqueting rooms and lounges have all been restored with respect for the original ambiance and accommodate parties of up to 580 people.
Photographs by Heidi Lerkenfeldt, courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects