Hotel Skt. Petri
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Design Hotel
Erik Møllers Tegnestue
Hotel Skt. Petri
Copenhagen, Denmark

Located in the heart of city the hotel takes its name from the neighboring church, Skt. Petri, the oldest preserved church in Copenhagen.

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Originally designed as Daells Varehus department store (1933-35), by architect Wilhelm Lauritzen, the building has undergone an extensive renovation, by Erik Møllers Tegnestue, that projects a clean, modern Scandinavian feeling To downscale the size of the building, and relate to the historic neighborhood, the architects have used different color tones on the facades.

Photo: arcspace The interior design, by Millimeter Architects, is stylish, light and airy. The color scheme, by Danish artist Per Arnoldi, is based on the tricolor; red, white and blue.
Escalators and wide stairs lead visitors from the entrance on the ground floor to the three-story 1,500 square meter mezzanine lobby and the reception desk. A floor to ceiling glass wall floods the room with natural light and offers a picturesque view of the courtyard surrounded by historic townhouses.
Changing art and design exhibitions add to the cosmopolitan feeling in the lobby.

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The Brasserie Bleue, located at one end of the lobby, combine Scandinavian simplicity with an international atmosphere. Artist Per Arnoldi’s signature blue palette is reflected in the blue glasses set off against the pure white of the table linen.
Weather permitting, the courtyard provides the perfect setting for outdoor lunch or dinner. A "sandy beach" will be a new addition to the courtyard this summer.

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The Bar Rouge, off the lobby, features live DJ entertainment and excellent cocktails. Portraits of famous jazz musicians, by Danish photographer Jan Persson, create the perfect backdrop to the ever changing ambience of cool lounge music.
The combination of Copenhagen’s “in” crowd and the hotel’s international guests has made Bar Rouge Copenhagen’s new meeting place.
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Café Blanc, located on the ground floor next to the entrance, completes the tricolor scheme. There is a cozy and informal atmosphere that expands to the sidewalk during the summer months.
The café offers a wide variety of homemade breads and speciality coffees, as well as the same menu as Brasserie Bleue. Wireless Internet access and a selection of 50 international newspapers are available daily.
Also a boutique, everything served in the café can be purchased as takeaway, wrapped in custom designed tissue paper, boxes
and bags.
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The 268 rooms, 55 with either a balcony or terrace, have been designed to reflect a unique individual style with the furnishing custom designed for Hotel Skt. Petri.
The materials include dark woods and brass, the headboards and art is by Arnoldi.
All rooms are equipped with individual temperature control, broadband Internet access, 2-line telephones, TV with international channels, minibar, and safe.
Photo courtesy Hotel Skt.Petri

Photo courtesy Hotel Skt.Petri

Photo: arcspace The concept of opening a hotel in the former department store was conceived by Norwegian Asmund Haare, who operates the hotel today.

Total area:25.000 square meters
Opening June 2003
Client: TK Development AS
Architects: Erik Møllers Tegnestue AS

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Hotel Skt. Petri In close proximity to several buildings of architectural interest, major museums, prime pedestrian shopping areas, and Nørreport Station with Metro access, Hotel Skt. Petri is a perfect base for exploring Copenhagen. Click here for:
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