The renowned Danish ballet dancer, Alexander Kølpin, has created Copenhagen’s first luxury boutique hotel – Sanders. The design is inspired by his personal experience and travels. He brings a refined aesthetic sensibility and ideology to the property which is deeply rooted in his creative history.
Nestled in the historic center on a quiet neighborhood street, directly behind the Royal Danish Theatre, the property was a former hotspot for the city’s cultural cognoscenti in the 1970-80’s. Today Alexander looks forward to continuing that legacy in an entirely new era.
Comprised of 54 luxurious rooms each are singular in their style and design. A variety of accommodations have been created to suit the needs of every guest. Single Coupé rooms are inspired from a bygone era of luxury train cabins where guests will find comfort and luxury within the intimate space. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Sanders Apartments offer the utmost in privacy and are generously spacious with separate lounge seating and open fireplaces.
A collaboration between the father and son team, Jes and Alexander, founders of Kolpin Hotels, and the London studio of Lind + Almond have created a compelling design combining the glamorous age of travel and the drama of the theatre. Handpicked and bespoke furniture offer hints of colonial décor, polished hardwood and rattan cane-couches result in a setting that is casual yet elegant, authentic yet luxurious. A peppering of Parisian sophistication and English eccentricity further adds to the charismatic mix. In the end, the overriding factor is the simplicity and sensibility of Danish design that pulls it all together in a down-to-earth style making one immediately feel at home in the surroundings.
Alexander has also provided perspective to OLDER Paris a team of international influencers who are designing bespoke service wear for each member of the staff. They bring their experience and creativity of collaboration with fashion icons such as Alexander McQueen and Isabel Marant to add to the overall theatricality in a subtle but remarkable way.
The Sanders Kitchen is an all-day dining spot where breakfast is served for hotel guests. Transforming for lunch it becomes an unpretentious hangout for guests and locals alike. In the evenings, you’ll find an uncomplicated menu based on fresh produce gathered from the morning markets in the city and specialty food items from further afield. The carefully curated wine selection has been chosen from favorite winemakers and vineyards to satisfy a variety of palates.
The Courtyard is a green oasis in the heart of the property where guests can have a drink and order food. This inner sanctuary is covered and during the colder months an open wood burning fireplace is the perfect place to warm your spirits. Cozy up in a blanket with a good book, or catch up on the latest gossip with friends or family. (Seats 20)
Open from breakfast until sunset the stunning Conservatory garden on the rooftop offers a charming view of the city’s tiled roofs. The bar provides coffee, drinks and snacks. Here you can simply unwind or catch up on the day’s activities.
TATA is a playful, at times decadent and intimate bar, serving the best classic cocktails in a setting that offers a touch of vintage with a big dose of charm. Admission to this show is free where you can either choose to take a starring role, or simply sit back and people watch as locals, globals and Copenhagen’s creatives mingle.