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See that teensy-tiny window? That's supposedly where Copenhagen's new one-room hotel will reside.
Is it just us, or is there some kind of chiral harmony between hotel gimmicks in London and Copenhagen these days? First, we reported on locales in the respective cities promoting all-female floors, and now Copenhagen is following in the footsteps of London's soon-to-be-launched Room for London and debuting one-room lodgings of its own.
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Following in the footsteps of Copenhagen's Bella Sky Comwell, who devised an all-female floor to cater to XX chromosome guests, another hotel is stepping things up for the ladies, this time in London. The Dukes Hotel has anointed some of its suites "Duchess Rooms," themed to attract women clientele.
While this kind of marketing ploy was recently ruled illegal in the Danish capital, London is willfully flaunting notions of political correctness by providing a package of clichéd feminine perks to "tempt single female travelers or groups of women," according to the NY Daily News.
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Twenty-First Century Betty Friedans looking for female-friendly lodgings on their next trip to Copenhagen would do well to stay at the Bella Sky Comwell. The hotel's Bella Donna floor is touted as the "first women-centered" project of its kind in the hotel world, and has been curated to appeal strictly to a ladylike demographic. We think Manhattan's The Pierre could learn a thing or two from these guys.
Just how successful are they? Well, that, of course, depends on your idea of femininity.
There's a neat little blog out there called We Love You So, which has a tie to the "Where The Wild Things Are" movie. Here's the blog "About" section:
The film represents years of work from hundreds of different artists, writers, photographers, musicians, actors, and creators of all degrees.
This place has been established to help shed some light on many of the small influences that converged to make this massive project a reality.
The story behind Hotel Fox is that it was once an aging hotel that Volkswagen (yes, VW) decided to spruce up by hiring 21 artists, graphic designers, street artists, illustrators and the like to decorate the hotel's 61 rooms. Each artist was given license to create whatever they wanted in their own personal style.
We Love You So particularly liked the room titled "Sleep Seasons" by Australian design collective, Rinzen.
We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.
When you look out the window of the Hotel Bethel, don't you see, like, such a pretty picture that it reminds you of a certain Disney World ride? Perhaps a certain Disney World ride involving boats and a song that will never, ever leave your head long after the ride is over?
Sitting right in the heart of Copenhagen on Nyhavn, this former Seaman's Hostel offers spectacular views of the canal and harbor and is within walking distance of all sorts of shopping and attractions. We've heard the cool thing to do is to sit outside at the restaurants along the harbor (Nyhavn literally means "New Harbor") and drink beers. Right behind the hotel is a cute little church, which the website promises is the "only seaman's church in Denmark."
And this view and kickass location can be yours starting at only 595 DKK -- that's just about 100 USD per night. For this quintessential Denmark postcard-esque view, that's really, really not a bad deal after all. Not a bad, bad, deal...
We know those Scandinavians are a pretty innovative bunch, so it's not surprising that the claim to have the world's first 100% carbon neutral hotel chain comes out of Denmark. The chain is small, though, which makes it easier--just four hotels under the Brochner Hotel brand, including Ibsens Hotel, Hotel Kong Arthur and Hotel Danmark, all in Copenhagen.
Now that New York's Fashion Week is almost over, what will fashionistas have to look forward to? Well, there's always Copenhagen!
We had no idea that Fashion Week was going on in Copenhagen next week but it is and the Avenue Hotel is getting ready for the onslaught of fashion-minded guests. According to their hotel blog which is written by receptionist Rasmus:
Only a few days left before Copenhagen Fashion Week officially begins which means the hotel will be bustling with activity (even more so than usual) and from Wednesday till Saturday various events will take place in the lounge....
Furthermore, there's a slight and noticeable increase in the AOBL (Average Overall Beauty Level) with every other hotel guest being either a model or a fashion big shot. Although their presence certainly makes me look less attractive I can't say that I mind them being here and judging from previous years they also enjoy staying at Avenue Hotel.
Ah the old AOBL measurement. Yep, that's a tricky one. Er...
As for the hotel, it has a modern clean design plus it was just refurbished in 2005. Judging from reviews, rooms tend to be on the small side but guests love the free breakfast and free WiFi included in the room rate which averages about $200. Totally different from NYC Fashion Week Hotel prices that's for sure.
When your Eurail pass takes you north to Denmark, alight at the Central Station København (and no, we're also not sure how you say that funny-looking "o", but we do know that most Danish speak fantastic English). Our tip for a reasonably-priced hotel near the Copenhagen station is the Hotel Hebron. It's a 1900 building and a long-serving hotel which is now run by the Best Western chain, and it's really just a few minutes' walk from the central station.
The added bonus is it's also just a short stroll from some of Copenhagen's most visited tourist attractions including the Tivoli Gardens and the famous shopping street of Strøget (there's that funny "o" again). Even if you're not Eurailing, a good way to get to the airport in Copenhagen is by train from Central Station so you can't lose here for location.
As for the hotel itself, it's not fancy, but it's also not expensive, or at least not for a well-located Scandinavian hotel. It has three stars and rooms have all the basic necessities, although not all have bath tubs; but being modern-thinking Scandinavia, there is free Wifi throughout the hotel.
Nightly rates include breakfast--watch out for those fish the Danish love to eat at breakfast--and start at 1,350 Danish krone ($250) for a basic double room; mini suites which have a separated bedroom will cost 1,600 DKK ($300).
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Most people rave about a great hotel after they've stayed there, but some get all excited just knowing it exists. At Susan Connor's Spiralbound blog, she's practically started hyperventilating after discovering Copenhagen's Hotel Fox. Susan says:
When I was skimming through some back-issues of Artichoke magazine, I just couldn't help but drool all over the article about Hotel Fox ... I can definitely see staying here and never even going out to any museums. This place looks like heaven. There should be more visionary, profit-making projects like this in the world. Fun for all.
Of course we'd prefer Susan checked in first before publicly claiming the Fox is the place, but there's something else new this month that we like about it. They've started their very own Ask Me page with experts for every aspect of Copenhagen life--so if you want to know where to see new exhibits, what sport you can catch while you're there or (most importantly, we think) where to eat and drink, there are a bunch of cool, knowledgeable Danes to ask.
Hotel Fox in Denmark has decided to turn their in-room decor into one big hotel survey. We must be extremely demented, because we think this is really cool.
Hotel Fox findings:
82% of all European hotel rooms feature a romantic landscape painting
Last year, 5 out of 10 people said that this bed was firm enough. 3 out of 10 said that the bed was too soft. The rest had absolutely no opinion.
77% of all hotel rooms in Denmark have white walls.
Kinda reminds us of the Van Halen's "Right Here, Right Now" music video.
Right now, if you click here and scroll down you will be instantly transported to 1992.