Unusual Hotel in Copenhagen


“Unusual Hotels of the World” aims to recognize unique and exceptional hotels around the globe and nominated its first venue in Denmark: Copenhagen retro Hotel Alexandra. The hotel is filled with vintage furniture dedicated to such design legends as Arne Jacobsen.

The Danish retro hotel Alexandra has assembled a large collection of world-famous Danish mid-century vintage furniture and decorated the rooms with them. The rooms also have textiles, wallpapers and other gems that take you back in time to experience living like the design loving Danes did in the 50’s and 60’s, nearly 300 pieces of vintage furniture have been collected and displayed in the hotel.

Hotel Alexandra’s retro theme features the work of seven of the most renowned Danish designers, among them Finn Juhl, who made a career of reimagining the chair. Guests may also enjoy staying among gems made by Hans Wegener, Arne Jacobsen, Borge Mogensen, Nanna Ditzel and Verner Panton.

Hotel Alexandra lobby
Hotel Alexandra lobby

Each suites and rooms showcase unique vintage furniture, which covers a decade of iconic Danish design, for example  Finn Juhl’s long-limbed armchair, the outstretched arms of Hans Wegener’s Papa Bear armchair and Arne Jacobsen’s wooden Shaker seat and works by the eccentric designer Verner Panton. Panton is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant and exotic colors. His style was very “1960s” but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton’s most well-known furniture models are still in production.

Arne Jacobsen suite
Arne Jacobsen suite

Hotel Alexandra was originally built as luxury apartments near Tivoli and the City Hall, but Alexandra has been a hotel since 1910. More than 100 years later it became Hotel Alexandra.

Unusual Hotel in Copenhagen, written by Tor Kjolberg

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