The renowned Danish ballet dancer, Alexander Kølpin, has created Copenhagen‘s latest luxury boutique hotelSanders. The design is inspired by his personal experience and travels. Kølpin brings a refined aesthetic sensibility and ideology to the property which is deeply rooted in his creative history. Nestled in the historic centre on a quiet neighbourhood street, directly behind the Royal Danish Theatre, the property was a former hotspot for the city’s cultural cognoscenti in the 1970-80’s. Today Alexander looks forward to continuing that legacy in an entirely new era.

“Entering Sanders is like stepping into a theatre. Guests will always remain centre stage, but the scenography and carefully curated interiors will be the elegant and exquisite backdrop for their experience. The passion, generosity and professionalism of our staff will orchestrate the production to provide a memorable experience for our guests“, he says.

The hotel comprises of 54 luxurious rooms, each one singular in its style and design. A variety of accommodations have been created to suit the needs of every guest. Single Coupé rooms are inspired by a bygone era of luxury train cabins where guests will find comfort and luxury within the intimate space. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Sanders Apartments offer the utmost in privacy and are generously spacious with separate lounge seating and open fireplaces.

A collaboration between the father and son team, Jes and Alexander, founders of Kolpin Hotels, and London studio Lind + Almond, the interior is a compelling design combining the glamorous age of travel and the drama of the theatre. Handpicked and bespoke furniture offers hints of colonial décor, polished hardwood and rattan cane-couches result in a setting that is casual yet elegant, authentic yet luxurious. A peppering of Parisian sophistication and English eccentricity further adds to the charismatic mix. In the end, the overriding factor is the simplicity and sensibility of Danish design that pulls it all together in a down-to-earth style making one immediately feel at home in the surroundings.

Alexander has also provided perspective to OLDER Paris a team of international influencers who are designing bespoke service wear for each member of the staff. They bring their experience and creativity of collaboration with fashion icons such as Alexander McQueen and Isabel Marant to add to the overall sense of theatre in a subtle but remarkable way.

Situated in the historic centre of Copenhagen, just behind the Nyhaven Canal, guests are only a stroll away from the royal residences of Amalienborg Palace, the old stage of the Royal Theatre, Christiansborg Palace and the Royal Danish Opera. Lining the neighbourhood’s cobbled lanes, the hotel sits in close proximityty to countless quality restaurants, contemporary art galleries, museums and world-class shopping.


Hotel Sanders, Tordenskjoldsgade 15, 1055 København K, Denmark


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[Images courtesy of Lind + Almond & Hotel Sanders.]


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    Now this is something else.. I love the tiles and I like how this place is different with all the colors in one place. Very sophisticated


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