Copenhagen’s Ørestad Unveils Business Hotel Deluxe

Hotels, What's New — By Jane Graham on May 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Scandinavia’s largest design hotel, the Bella Sky Comwell, opens this Sunday in Copenhagen’s dynamic  Ørestad neighborhood.

With 23 floors, 814 rooms and 30 meeting and conference rooms, the Bella Sky Hotel and Conference Center has been designed by architect firm 3XM and is made up of two giant 250-foot towers that lean out from each other, connected by a bridge at the very top. The towers have a triangular patterned facade that is not just for show: It also minimizes solar heat gain and maximizes energy efficiency.

Vast hotel Bella Sky Comwell opens May 2011 in Copenhagen.

Bella Sky is set to dominate the Ørestad skyline as much as the region’s other noteworthy buildings, like the Jean Nouvel-designed Koncerthuset and award-winning apartment blocks VM-Bjerget and 8-tallet, architecture that led the New York Times to dub Ørestad as ‘the Danish Dubai’.

The Bella Sky Hotel is part of an upgrade to the rather outmoded Bella Center from the 1970s, Copenhagen’s congress center best known for hosting 2009’s climate conference COP15. The cost of building the Bella Sky Hotel and Conference Center has totalled $3 million.

The hotel may be an ideal spot for business meetings, but has plenty for those who aren’t business men. As part of the Scandinavian Comwell chain known for its spa and wellness hotels, Bella Sky has an extensive spa center as well as shops and three restaurants. There is also one women-only floor, called ‘Bella Donna’. And despite the four-star luxury, you can even bring your pets.

At the top of the hotel is the Sky Bar, where guests can enjoy not only a drink but also a view over Copenhagen’s city as well as the nearby Naturcenter Vestamager.

The hotel’s design doesn’t stop with the architecture, however. Danish/international fashion designer Camilla Stærk has designed an exclusive range of bathrobes and slippers for hotel guests to enjoy. Prices for a double room at Bella Sky start at around DKK 1200.

Interest in the hotel is so high that the Danish Architecture Center’s Copenhagen X tour of the site on May 23 is now sold out.

Image courtesy of Bella Sky Hotel and 3XM.

Tags: Copenhagen new hotels, Danish design, Design hotels, new architecture, Ørestad

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