ISSUE 24  |  Scandi Midsummer

Great Dane: Hotel SP34 in Copenhagen

June 16, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Jane Potrykus

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Whenever I travel, I relentlessly research the perfect hotel: I like to try to pass as a local, but I want to be close to the action, whether touristy or not. Nestled on a street lined with design shops and cafes, and a stone’s throw from both a public garden and the heart of Copenhagen, SP34 seems to be the perfect base for my next CPH visit. (The name SP34 is an abbreviation of the property’s address: Sankt Peders Strade 34.)

Part of the Brøchner Hotel Group, SP34 opened in April after undergoing extensive renovations—the site formerly operated as Hotel Fox and was overhauled by architect/designer Morten Hedegaard. The new interiors have a cozy feel that references midcentury designs while looking fresh, leather headrests included. Your bentwood headboard awaits:

Photography by Brochner Hotels via Nordic Design

Above: The 118 guest rooms are decorated in soothing grays with warm accents.

 Above: An appeal of minimalist Scandi decor is that it conveys a sense of space. We like the fact that Hedegaard detailed not only the beds but the armchairs with leather pillows.

Above L: Table for two with blue metal legs. Above R: Design references abound: this chair frame is akin to the Hans Wegner rope chair; it’s finished with woven black webbing, an Alvar Aalto trademark.

Above: An amber-colored custom light from Swedish company RUBN fills the space with a golden glow. Read about RUBN in today’s post New Lighting Classics from Sweden.


Above L: A peek at SP34’s clean bathroom layout. Above R: Dark walls highlight a mirror framed in leather. 

Above: Beds have individual bentwood headboards

Above: Details like books on a ledge give SP34 a homey feel. The light is another custom design by RUBN.

Above: The perfect way to hang (and display) tomorrow’s outfit.

Above: SP34’s Lounge Bar and Cafe with a bike in the window and platform seating that encourages lounging.

Above: Fur throws make for cozy seating.

Above: A playful mural serves as a conversation starter. For reservations, go to Hotel SP34.

Visiting Copenhagen? Start planning your visit with our Insider’s Guide. Fans of typography will want to go to Playtype—and from there, it’s a short walk to Blomsterskuret, which as Gardenista suggests, may be The World’s Most Beautiful Flower Shop.

Below: Hotel SP34 is located in Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter: