Hotels of the past often adopted a theatrical prose and the new, under-construction Sanders – opening this summer - will recapture this luxurious era of bohemian elegance with its curated design of modern townhouse hugs cool urban.
Already flagged as the new mingling hub of Copenhagen’s cultural scene, expect plush boutique salons decked in lavish crushed velvets, beautifully handsome rooms & suites, bespoke furnishings, commissioned floral prints, an informal street-side eatery with a cute walled garden and a fabulously creative rooftop conservatory that is set to become the town’s luxury design magnet for those in the know.
The DNA of curated design headlines Sanders' creative mood boards with subtle panache, evoking luxurious atmospheric scenography. The London based design studio LIND + ALMOND, in drawing on the owner’s own artistic pedigree, have captured the essence of his wondrous character, instilling throughout the choreographed scene an essence of muted luxury that resonates as both imaginative and authentic.
The founding duo, Pernille Lind and Richy Almond, are no strangers in creating ambitious landmarks for both lifestyle and hospitality concepts, working for some of the most iconic architecture and design bureaux - Anouska Hempel Design, Dixon Jones Architects, Soho House and Conran + Partners. As such, the interiors master the art of intimacy: each turn of the corner reveals a scene cleverly created just for that space and that moment, making for an altogether inquisitive passage through the hotel’s quiet splendour.
Located close to the impressive Kings’s New Square (Kongen’s Nytorv) and picturesque Nyhavn, Sanders is situated at the axis of cultural heritage and the royal alchemy of Copenhagen, with notable neighbours as: The Royal Danish Theatre, The Opera House, Charlottenborg Palace (Kunsthal Charlottenborg) and Amalienborg Palace – museum and present Royal residence.
The bedroom design of the Sanders has been pleasingly determined by the building, a bespoke mantra in furnishings that makes each of the seven hotel categories feel utterly distinctive.
Handsomely decked in subtle heritage tones, expect deep comfort paired with that enviable eye for design that narrates the soft urban look of luxury and authenticity.
Dining at Sanders is a deliberately casual affair of total deliciousness. Opting for a more convivial menu of deli heritage, you can grab a light bite as much as a hearty twist on Copenhagen’s classic table stars.
This is the place to be from breakfast till post-theatre plates – bag yourself a cosy window seat, join fellow guests around the long table or head back to the oasis courtyard garden. The curb-side bar Tata is embellished in intimate velvet elegance and courts both the creative scene as well as the performers of close-by Royal Theatre for a little post show rendezvous.
The Rooftop Conservatory is an architectural triumph in luxury design pitched overlooking the rooftops of Copenhagen. This vernacular void of glass and bare red bricks borrows SoHo coolness with lofty elegance, and gives Copenhagen the clubhouse hotel allure it so deservedly craved. This is the place to be seen or to be totally incognito – a place to lounge, chill or mingle.
Alexander Kølpin is no stranger to being centre stage, what with his personally curated hotel about to seize the luxury reins of the boutique hotel landscape of Copenhagen, aptly next to the Royal Danish Theatre.
Trained at the Royal Danish Ballet, Kølpin went on to become Principal Dancer and captivated audiences throughout the world, a globetrotting trait that comes to good use today.
His worldly aptitude, creative demure, scenographic genius and excitability about people make him a hospitality natural.
“Sanders is a hotel merging your luxurious and intimate escapes with people who raise the bar of what a hotel can be. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the show – or more often, be part of it.”
Seasoned hotelier and restauranteur Nikolaj Tamakloe possesses all the traits of a seasoned hotelier; always impeccably styled, Nikolaj cuts a dapper profile that echoes the urban setting of the Sanders.
He is on home turf when it comes to delivering a very different hotel experience that defies mundanity.
With pitstops in London for the Conran Group, Nikolai runs a smooth ship with his enviable quiet confidence, a host of brilliance with an ever-beady eye on the details.
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