Arp-Hansen Hotel Group

Strength lies in diversity

Unique hotels with character and style at the best addresses. That is what Arp-Hansen Hotel Group has represented for more than 60 years. The strategy is clear – it is all about nurturing the unique character of each individual hotel.

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group’s hotels are all located at the best addresses, and we have deliberately sidestepped a streamlined experience in favour of diversity. At Arp-Hansen Hotel Group, we cultivate the unique character of each individual hotel; its surroundings and its heritage.

The many unique and versatile offerings are designed to suit almost every taste and travel budget. Whether you dream of a luxurious stay in the royal family’s old downtown guest rooms, whether you wish to wake to the sound of lapping waves and creaking fishing boats by Nyhavn Canal, or whether you crave an ultra-contemporary hotel with all the mod cons and with sweeping panoramic views.

A story about preserving and renewing

Master builder Alf Arp-Hansen founded Arp-Hansen Hotel Group in 1960. With the acquisition of Gjentofte Kro (Inn), he established what has today become Copenhagen’s largest hotel chain. Gjentofte Kro was transformed into Gentofte Hotel and later, in 1971, Alf Arp-Hansen also opened 71 Nyhavn Hotel – Copenhagen’s first warehouse hotel – that found an instant following among domestic travellers and foreign tourists alike.

Since then, a sweeping transformation has taken place of 71 Nyhavn Hotel. One of the two warehouses that constitute 71 Nyhavn Hotel – the red warehouse – was the first to undergone extensive refurbishment with a unique blend of elegant comfort, understated elegance and humble respect for the building’s 200-year-old history. Then the other section – the yellow warehouse – was renewed with great respect for the hotel’s unique historical character. The amazing warehouse hotel by Nyhavn Canal is today a true gem.

After this, the beautiful Hotel Opera opened (divested in 2015) in a historic building from 1869, located behind the Danish Royal Theatre. In 1986, Hotel Christian IV, located in Dronningens Tværgade, joined the hotel chain, followed by Grand Hotel in Vesterbrogade (divested in 2017). Five years later – in 1991 – Arp-Hansen Hotel Group assumed ownership of the his¬toric Phoenix Copenhagen in Bredgade, dating back to the 1700s.

Phoenix Copenhagen originally enjoyed a golden era as the preferred destination of the landed gentry and as a royal guest lodge for foreign princes. The attractive luxury hotel is famed for its romantic royal atmosphere as well as its considerable collection of paintings from the Danish Golden Age. 

All rooms and Junior Suites were refurbished in 2017. Phoenix Copenhagen’s celebrated charm has been preserved, while the rooms have been given a more extravagant look. Emphasis has been placed on luxury with the use of elegant materials in bright and comfortable colors, bridging new and old with the best of both worlds.

From father to sons

Alf Arp-Hansen founded what today is considered one of Denmark’s largest and most highly recognised hotel chains. In the 1970s, his sons, Henning and Birger Arp-Hansen, assumed a share of the family business. In 1998 the sons inherited full ownership. Two years later, Arp-Hansen Hotel Group inaugurated Copenhagen Strand Hotel, which is located in Havnegade in a former harbour-side warehouse from 1869 that originally housed a paper mill and a box manufacturer.

Copenhagen Strand was refurbished in 2017 and the newly decorated rooms reflect Nordic design and are inspired by light and water as well as a Danish sense of “hygge”. All interior elements are specially handpicked for their discreet luxury, stylish touch and added comfort.

In 2003, the dream of opening a hotel on Copenhagen’s most prestigious plaza – City Hall Square – finally came to fruition with the inauguration of The Square. The design hotel appeals to travellers seeking a home in the heart of Copenhagen who also prefer to explore the city’s rich palette of restaurants rather than enjoying all their meals at the hotel, which consequently does not offer evening dining.

The year after, Imperial Hotel near Vesterport Station was acquired. The hotel has since undergone interior remodelling and features an entire floor – including several Executive rooms – inspired by the 1950s retro-look made famous by the popular “Mad Men” television series.

An imaginative world

In the summer of 2006, Arp-Hansen Hotel Group entered a new era with the construction of its first new hotel, Copenhagen Island, which was designed by the renowned Danish architect Kim Utzon and located on a man-made island by the Copenhagen waterfront at Kalvebod Brygge.

Light, air and glass is the common thread in the hotel. You will experience that theme as soon as you step into the foyer, since it is framed by a seven-floor glass tower, decorated by high-gloss surfaces. You will be met with plenty inflows of light at the hotel. 

Another architectural brainchild of Kim Utzon, the nearby Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center opened in 2010. Considered Arp-Hansen Hotel Group’s flagship hotel, the impressive and exceptional structure is architecturally stringent yet also expresses a vivid sense of verve. The hotel is extremely stylish and offers luxurious amenities, such as a large pool and fitness studio, stunning views, suites with impressive views, and classy gourmet restaurants. These include the spectacular Tivoli View Restaurant on the 11th floor with views to the Copenhagen skyline, the Sticks’n’Sushi restaurant and MASH Penthouse on the 12th floor.

Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center additionally offers a number of luxury meeting and conference rooms, all elegantly decorated and featuring the latest technical equipment. The meeting facilities offer a total capacity for 5,500 guests. A special congress lobby allows convention and meeting centre planners to easily and elegantly guide participants to a good start. 

Tivoli Congress Hall is Copenhagen’s most beautiful congress hall filled with amazing associations with the Tivoli Gardens. The Congress Hall seats up to 2,400 delegates and is designed to easily adapt to all kinds of events. The hall is multi-functional and can be used for exhibitions, parties, concerts, fashion shows, general meetings and conferences.

Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center also takes good care of travellers from China and offers reassurance through providing printed communication and signage in Chinese.


Wakeup Copenhagen

– cool and modern budget hotels in Copenhagen and Aarhus

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group introduced a new level for value-for-money hotels in 2009, offering an innovative and uniquely affordable accommodation concept. The first Wakeup Copenhagen hotel opened in Carsten Niebuhrs Gade and was followed in 2014 by the Borgergade property. In 2017, the Wakeup concept was introduced in Denmark’s second-largest city, Aarhus, where it enjoys a location next to the Bruun’s Gallery shopping centre a short stroll from the city’s central station. In 2019, the fourth Wakeup Copenhagen hotel – this time in Copenhagen again – opened on the corner of Bernstorffsgade and Kalvebod Brygge. At this hotel, guests can enjoy their breakfast on the 10th floor with an exceptional 360-degree view of the city.

The Wakeup Copenhagen hotels are smart, cool and minimalist – and have a clear vision of offering guests the best combination of stylish design, central location and affordable room rates. Although the prices match those of a standard 2-star hotel, guests enjoy a 3 to 4-star experience.

Luxury hostels in Copenhagen

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group’s two luxury hostels that caters to the modern traveler are located in the centre of Copenhagen. Here you can actually stay super cheap and top-tuned without compromising on comfort and location. It gives the guests a new experience with far more quality and enjoyment than ever seen in a hostel. With Steel House Copenhagen and Next House Copenhagen, Arp-Hansen Hotel Group challenges the “hostel concept”, and sets completely new and high standards within its category. Guests can look forward to staying in a room with private shower and toilet. They can choose between staying in 6-bed dorms, 4-bed dorms, double rooms and / or single rooms.

Steel House Copenhagen

A stone's throw from Vesterport Station with a view of Copenhagen’s lakes, the New Yorker-inspired Steel House Copenhagen is located. It is a home for quality-conscious souls eager to be close to the beating pulse of the city to affordable prices.

The hostel provides an urban yet luxurious environment. The setting encapsulates “industrial chic”, with raw elements, soft textures and rustic interiors. With its luxurious communal facilities, which include a homely lounge area, café, bar, cinema, communal kitchen, fitness and pool, Steel House Copenhagen creates a universe that enriches, surprises and gives guests a truly memorable and unique experience.

Next House Copenhagen

Next House Copenhagen is a luxury hostel in the heart of Copenhagen that offers the modern traveler a new, fun and luxurious way to experience the world to affordable prices. The hostel got an appealing outside with its brass facade and rooftop terrace with lots of greenery. Inside the hostel, you will encounter minimalist lines and designs in a balanced fusion of raw elements, warm colors and soft textures. With its unique universe, Next House Copenhagen offers a remarkable guest experience, with differentiated attention and super luxurious communal facilities with an indoor stadium, a venue, two rooftop terraces, a cinema, yoga room, gym, ‘state-of-the-art’ self-service kitchen and a dining area with crispy, stone-baked Italian pizzas.

Wide choice of hotels in central Copenhagen

71 Nyhavn Hotel

A hotel with understated elegance and a superb location at Nyhavn in Copenhagen. For 200 years, Nyhavn 71 has been located between the foamy sprays from the harbour and life along the Nyhavn Canal.

Gentofte Hotel

A charming and stylish hotel in scenic surroundings.

Copenhagen Island

An elegant design hotel with a superb location at Copenhagen’s waterfront.

Copenhagen Strand

Nordic light and discreet luxury at the waterfront.

Imperial Hotel

A fusion of tradition, innovation and an international atmosphere in the heart of Copenhagen.

Phoenix Copenhagen

Atmosphere and elegance in the centre of Copenhagen – close to attractions and shopping.

Steel House Copenhagen
Steel House Copenhagen

As a guest staying at the New Yorker-inspired Steel House Copenhagen, you will experience brand new standards in contemporary city hostels. You will encounter minimalist lines and designs in a balanced fusion of raw elements, a rustic interior and soft textures.

Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center

A stylish and spectacular hotel with luxury facilities.

Wakeup Copenhagen, Bernstorffsgade

Cool and modern budget hotel in Copenhagen – close to Tivoli Gardens, the central station and the cool city area of Vesterbro.

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Wakeup Copenhagen, Borgergade

Cool and modern budget hotel in Copenhagen – close to attractions and shopping in the chic part of the city.

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Wakeup Aarhus, Bruunsgade

Cool and modern budget hotel in Aarhus – close to shopping and the central station.

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Wakeup Copenhagen, Carsten Niebuhrs Gade

Cool and modern budget hotel in Copenhagen – close to the Tivoli Gardens and Tivoli Congress Center.

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The Square

A trendy and sophisticated design hotel at the City Hall Square in Copenhagen.

Next House Copenhagen

Next House Copenhagen is located just a stone's throw from Central Station, Tivoli and Copenhagen's waterfront and is the city's new luxury hostel.

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