Tivoli to add final piece to hotel complex
The amusement park Tivoli is poised to complete its vision of a conference and hotel area in the Kalvebod Brygge harbour area by building a new 12-story hotel that caters to business.
The hotel has been designed by the internationally-renowned Kim Utzon, the son of Jørn Utzon, the architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.
Roughly one million guests have either stayed at or visited the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center since it opened in 2010, a success that has prompted Arp-Hansen Hotel Group and Tivoli to add the hotel.
"We have been working in a focused manner for some years to expand our business areas in the tourism value chain, and a Tivoli Hotel which is more in the family class, but also accommodates the business segment, harmonises well with our strategy to make Tivoli a year-round business," Lars Liebst, CEO of Tivoli, said in a press release.
A million guests and counting
The new hotel add-on will consist of 12 stories and 288 rooms, and is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2016. The addition will bring the total capacity of Tivoli Hotel up to 700 rooms and meeting facilities that can accommodate 6,000 guests.
The new project will complete the original 1,210-room plan for a congress and hotel area at Kalvebod Brygge, which includes the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Center and the 510-room budget hotel, Wakeup Copenhagen.
The tourist promotion organisation Wonderful Copenhagen praised the initiative, saying that the hotel would help strengthen tourism in the city.
“It is important to our international competitiveness that we constantly renew ourselves,” Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, the head of Wonderful Copenhagen, said.
The news comes just a couple of months after the City Council rejected the amusement park's proposal for a 8,500 sqm glass-fronted hotel, restaurant and shopping complex, and on the heels of Tivoli's announcement that its 100-year-old rollercoaster would be restored to its original appearance.