In Copenhagen, in the of the capital city, stands out for its hospitality. A boutique facility designed like a domestic interior, it offers relaxation and comfort under (Scandinavian, of course) and sustainability
The Hotel SP34 most bohemian zone the sign of design
Danes have a word, “hygge”, to indicate the atmosphere that makes a place truly special, an island of peace in which to relax and catch one’s breath. They also use the term to describe the beauty of a warming fire, the pleasure of spending time with friends, sharing a cup of tea or a glass of fine wine. There is plenty of hygge at Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen (at Sankt Peders Straede 34, hence the initials of the name), belonging to the historic Danish Brøchner Hotels group: 118 rooms on corridors winding through three historic buildings in the Latin Quarter, the most bohemian and characteristic district in the Danish capital. More than a hotel, this is a house. Starting with the entrance hall that isn’t there, replaced by a cozy salon with sofas and armchairs gathered around a constantly glowing fireplace. A bicycle reminds us that we are in Copenhagen, the most sustainable city in Europe thanks to its ‘light’ mobility (there are more bicycles than inhabitants, only 29% of whom own a car). There is also a TV room with a big dining table around which to gather with friends for a chat, or to organize an informal work meeting (you can reserve it for the desired time), and vis-à-vis or individual seating, depending on the moment. There is no actual reception, but simply a bar that every evening, at 5 PM, offers guests a glass of excellent, rigorously organic wine. Breakfast, composed of local products, is consumed amidst plants, which curiously peek out from vases hanging from the ceiling. But the true protagonist of the spaces is design: ‘signature’ pieces (from the chairs of Hans J. Wegner to the tables of Nanna Ditzel, just to mention two historic names) punctuate the spaces, together with furnishings specifically created for the hotel. One good example is the SP34 Chair for the breakfast room: a piece of anonymous, no logo design (the chair was found in a basement during the renovation work) that has been put into production and is now available for purchase by clients, like all the furnishings and lamps in the hotel. Two 100% organic restaurants, a private screening room with 24 seats, a small gym and a lovely terrace overlooking the rooftops of Copenhagen complete the SP34 experience.