Arp-Hansen Hotel Group to open the new Tivoli Hotel on 1 July 2015

A total of 679 rooms and meeting facilities for 6,000 guests

1.5 million guests have either stayed at or visited Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center since it opened in 2010. Arp-Hansen Hotel Group and Tivoli Gardens are therefore now expanding to include a new themed business hotel with 282 rooms, which will be an integrated part of the existing Tivoli Hotel. 38 new meeting and conference rooms will form part of the expansion. The rooms will be opened to guests as early as 1 July 2015 and the meeting facilities will be ready from 1 October this year. The hotel, which is designed by the internationally renowned architect Kim Utzon, will also feature an exclusive pool with a glass bottom that hovers above the hotel façade at a height of 43 metres. At the hotel's top floor opens the beef restaurant MASH Penthouse October 15 2015.




One of the new rooms at Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center

Upon its expected completion this summer, the new 12-storey hotel will bear the mark of Tivoli Garden’s spirit and design history. Just as with the existing Tivoli Hotel, the new hotel will meet the needs of business guests while fulfilling the wishes of the family segment. The total capacity of Tivoli Hotel will be 679 rooms, with meeting facilities that can accommodate 6,000 guests.

The new hotel realises the original plan for the entire conference and hotel area on Kalvebod Brygge, which, in addition to Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, also includes 510 rooms at the budget hotel Wakeup Copenhagen. Following the expansion, the congress complex will offer some 1,200 rooms.

Seen as a whole, the extended Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center will offer a variety of new features, all worthy of a visit in their own right: 

  • 282 new rooms in fabulous new Tivoli design – all decorated and furnished in cooperation with the Tivoli Design Team
  • The new Tivoli Hotel will have rooms in the same categories as the existing ones: standard, superior, executive, junior suite and suite
  • 38 new meeting and conference rooms that can accommodate up to 400 people in the largest room – a significant addition to the hotel's existing 17 rooms
  • Meeting rooms with capacity for 2,400 guests in Tivoli Congress Hall
  • All meeting facilities will be decorated and furnished in the same high-quality style and design as the existing hotel's meeting facilities, featuring state-of-the-art AV equipment – all carefully and elegantly incorporated in the décor 
  • New congress reception to welcome the congress and meeting centre's meeting planners and guests
  • New lobby kiosk, a lobby bar and café in the hotel's current lobby area
  • The TIVOLI VIEW RESTAURANT will be opening on the 11th floor this autumn, serving exclusive breakfast as well as lunch and dinner to conference guests. The restaurant, which will seat 120, will enjoy fantastic views of the Copenhagen skyline and Tivoli Gardens. The restaurant will also be available for private functions, where guests will be looked after by Tivoli Hotel's head chef Thorbjørn Scott Moy and his talented team.
  • The 11th floor will also see the addition of the TIVOLI VIEW LOUNGE, a refurbished executive lounge for the hotel's executive guests staying in the hotel's most exclusive room categories. The lounge will be open from 11 am to 11 pm and offer light drinks and snacks in an exclusive, relaxed environment with the city's best view. The lounge is the perfect place to relax, hold meetings or work. It will also be possible to purchase access to the lounge if access is not included under your room category. 
  • On the hotel's 12th floor, the hotel's PENTHOUSE POOL & RELAX department will also be opening this autumn, featuring a unique pool design with a glass bottom that hovers above the hotel façade at a height of 43 metres. The relaxation area will also boast a sauna-with-a-view, sun loungers and a small gym area. Here too, it will be possible to purchase access to the pool area on the 12th floor if access is not included under your room category. Naturally, all our guests have access to Tivoli Hotel's large pool and gym as well as the Tivoli Play Room. 
  • The hotel's 12th floor will also become home to an exclusive restaurant, the full details of which have yet to be announced, which will offer consummate gastronomy and a unique sensory experience. The new hotel tower's first-class restaurant will be an exciting addition to the Tivoli Hotel's existing restaurants: Tivoli Brasserie and Sticks’N’Sushi. The name of the new restaurant will be made public in the beginning of May.

According to the CEO of the company behind the restaurant, guests will find that there are no compromises here when it comes to the ingredients, the taste, the setting, the details or the service, as we believe there is more to the consummate dining experience than what is served to the guest alone. Service and the atmosphere will be every bit as important at Tivoli Hotel's new first-class restaurant.

"Arp-Hansen Hotel Group's cooperation with this first-class restaurant is the perfect alliance between two experienced players in the Copenhagen tourism industry, and together we will be creating a new framework for tourist and conference guests in Copenhagen," explains Dorte Krak, CEO of Arp-Hansen Hotel Group.

Lise Lyck, tourism expert and external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen says: "The fact that linking Tivoli Gardens– Denmark's biggest attraction – with a hotel based on the Tivoli Gardens concept has proved such a success is good for tourism in Copenhagen. Although experience from abroad has shown that theme hotels benefit the attraction, the hotel and the destination, it could not automatically be assumed that this would be the case in Denmark. There is no doubt that what we are seeing is a crucial part of the way forward if we are to continue the upward trend in the number of tourists visiting Denmark. What we need now for Copenhagen to become an even bigger success is for transport in Copenhagen to run without hindering development and for trade to be more closely linked to value creation.”

Dorte Krak, CEO of Arp-Hansen Hotel Group says:
"Arp-Hansen Hotel Group's cooperation with Tivoli Gardens and exciting international restaurant brands is the perfect alliance between experienced players in the Copenhagen tourism industry. Together we are creating a new framework for tourists and conference guests in Copenhagen, allowing us to continue welcoming our guests in the new hotel setting, a stone's throw from Tivoli Gardens."

Lars Liebst, CEO of Tivoli says:
"In recent years, we have been working on expanding our areas of business in the tourism value chain. The expansion of the current Tivoli Hotel, which also benefits the business segment, is a natural extension of our strategy to make Tivoli Gardens a year-round business. Arp-Hansen's ability to manage hotels combined with our degree of knowledge at home and abroad means that, together, we can give guests at the hotel something they cannot get elsewhere, and hopefully this will continue to have a positive effect on the visitor numbers of both parties."

On 1 April 2015, Tivoli Hotel will be launching its new Welcome China programme, which aims to build a sense of security and communication in Chinese, thus creating a positive experience for guests travelling here from China.

The Welcome China programme includes:

  • Chinese brochures
  • Signs in Chinese internally
  • Chinese staff
  • Chinese welcome pack
  • Staff training to promote cultural understanding
  • Special rooms fitted with aqua clean toilets

In 2008, Tivoli Gardens and Arp-Hansen Hotel Group entered into a strategic partnership on Arp-Hansen Hotel Group's Tivoli Hotel. The path from thought to action for Tivoli Hotel has been relatively short. In 2010, the hotel welcomed its first guests, and later that year, opened the doors to Copenhagen's new congress centre, Tivoli Congress Center. Yet another chapter of this successful partnership is now being written

About Arp-Hansen Hotel Group
Arp-Hansen Hotel Group has been in the hotel business since 1961 and is currently Copenhagen's largest hotel chain with 3,500 rooms and 100 meeting rooms spread over 12 hotels, all of which enjoy a central location in Copenhagen. Arp-Hansen Hotel Group currently has around 750 employeesThe hotels are managed and marketed under Arp-Hansen Hotel Group name – its best known hotels are Phoenix Copenhagen, 71 Nyhavn Hotel, Tivoli Hotel, Imperial Hotel, The Square, Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen Strand, Hotel Opera, Gentofte Hotel and the Wakeup Copenhagen Hotels.

About Tivoli Gardens
Since the day Georg Carstensen opened the doors to visitors of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen in 1843, the gardens have evolved into a world-class amusement park with a hotel, 27 rides, activities, stalls, restaurants, as well as events, shows and concerts of the highest calibre. Tivoli Gardens is one of the world's oldest amusement parks, which, by virtue of its combination of tradition and constant renewal, offers first-rate experiences for all generations. The gardens are visited by in excess of four million visitors a year.

We would be more than happy to provide you with further information about the expanded Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center and Arp-Hansen Hotel Group. Please find our contact information below.

Best regards

Dorte Krak

Lars Liebst


Nybrovej 75
DK-2820 Gentofte
Tel. +45 4597 0500

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