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:
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 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: