In the late 1990s, the well-travelled entrepreneur Finn Harald Simonsen spotted a gap in the Copenhagen hotel scene. Where to stay if you needed a hotel room for an extended period of time – somewhere offering full freedom and full service? Somewhere that combined the cosiness of home with a hotel’s high level of facilities and services that Finn Harald Simonsen himself expected on his countless, long trips abroad. Such a place did not exist in his own hometown. So this enterprising gentleman decided to put his money where his mouth was. The hotel was completed just a few years after he got the idea, when Charlottehaven opened its doors in May 2004. He named the building after his wife, Charlotte Bergsøe Simonsen.
The combination of hotel, conference centre, gym, café and party facilities is unique in so many ways, accommodating today’s requirements for convenience and a wide range of facilities under the same roof.
Outside - Architect-designed Wellness
Charlottehaven was designed by the architects, Lundgaard and Tranberg, and the garden was the work of the landscape architect, Stig Anderson. Both have received numerous honours and acclaim. For example, they were given an award by the City of Copenhagen, received Bygherreprisen and were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award – the Nobel Prize of architecture.
Inside - Superb Service
The architecture sets the scene – a stunning, luxurious scene at that. But it is the atmosphere and intimacy that are paramount! Luxury is all about intimacy, an informal environment and the ability to cater for anyone. We believe that intimate relationships help create experiences, whether you are a hotel guest, a conference attendee, a member of the gym, a café guest – or something completely different! The feeling of being at home, even though you may be far from home.
Many people will have heard of Finn Simonsen’s grandfather, Harald Simonsen: the brains behind a large number of buildings in Copenhagen back in the 1930s and 1940s. Finn Harald Simonsen and his family have been constructing modern homes for more than 80 years: for example, Hostrups Have, Axel Møllers Have and Lindevangsgården in Frederiksberg, Svanemøllegården, Ulfsgård and Ringkøbinggården in Østerbro, and Allerød Have and ABC Huset.