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Steps away from the Ny Carlesberg Glypotek museum and Tivoli Gardens, the 77-room Nobis Hotel Copenhagen occupies one of the capital’s first concrete landmarks.
Behind the walls of the classicist façade, (which was once home to the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and dates back to 1903), is an understated and frill-free contemporary Scandinavian interior. Designed by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh, the high-ceilinged rooms are clad in a ‘hygge’ palette of Carrara marble, timber, glass, and parquet flooring with subtle green and blue accents.
Custom-designed dressers and desks bridge the modernist and classicist style with curvatures that nod to the building’s original window arches. Superior and Deluxe rooms feature iconic Scandinavian design pieces including Carl Hansen & Son’s CH25 chair. Bathrooms are finished in grey Bardiglio marble.
In contrast the 1960s annexe that houses Restaurant Niels takes more liberties, with its glass façade and copper-plated panels presenting a more contemporary Nordic look. Enjoy duck breast with cherry jus, accompanied by beets and caramelised onions, and finish with plums complemented by French toast, vanilla ice cream and caramelised nuts.
Niels Brocks Gade 1
Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms
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