Former Copenhagen postal headquarters turning into upscale hotel – The Post

Former Copenhagen postal headquarters turning into upscale hotel

Nordic Choice Hotels to open 380-room beauty in 2020

It’s in the post (photo: Nordic Choice Hotels)
October 25th, 2016 11:28 am| by Christian W
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The historic Copenhagen Postal Terminal on Tietgensgade next to Copenhagen Central Station will be turned into an upscale hotel in the future.

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The protected building, erected in 1910, will become a 25,000 sqm hotel with 380 rooms operated by Nordic Choice Hotels, which has purchased the building from the pension company Danica.

“When I heard that the postal building was for sale, I thought it was the perfect foundation for a hotel,” said Petter A Stordalen, the Norwegian owner and head of Nordic Choice Hotels.

“Postal services are about communication between people, so I love the thought of the Central Postal Terminal being resurrected like a phoenix as a hotel.”

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Going postal
Early last year, Danica teamed up with the US investment firm Blackrock to purchase the Copenhagen Postal Terminal buildings for 925 million kroner.

Stordalen said his goal was to create one of Copenhagen’s best hotels right in the heart of a capital brimming with culture, transport and shopping.

The new hotel, which is expected to open in 2020, will target quality-aware business guests and tourists.

The three-story building, which was originally designed by the architect Heinrich Wenck, will include wellness and conference facilities, as well as five different restaurants and bars.

Nordic Choice Hotels already operates four hotels in the capital region: Hotel Skt Petri, Comfort Hotel Vesterbro, Quality Hotel Høje Taastrup and Quality Airport Hotel in Kastrup. In total it runs 190 hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltics and employs some 13,000 people.