Hotel Skt. Petri

by | 24. Oct 2012

Extention/ redesign | Feature | Hotels

Hotel Skt. Petri by Erik Møller Arkitekter. Photo: arcspace


Located in the heart of city the Hotel Skt. Petri by Erik Møller Arkitekter takes its name from the neighboring church, Skt. Petri, the oldest preserved church in Copenhagen.

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


Hotel Skt. Petri by Erik Møller Arkitekter. Street view. Photo: arcspace



Hotel Skt. Petri by Erik Møller Arkitekter. 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.


Photo: arcspace



Photo: arcspace



Photo: arcspace



Photo: arcspace

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.


Photo: arcspace



Photo: arcspace

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.


Photo: arcspace

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.


Photo courtesy Hotel Skt. Petri

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: arcspace


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

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.


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