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What's It Like Inside a Nordic "Palace"? A HotelChatter Review
If you've not been to the Nordic city of Copenhagen , we gotta tell ya, their hotel scene is hopping with some real beauts! We've just returned and we're eager to share our hotel observations with you. First up is our take on the Palace Hotel Copenhagen. (Stay tuned for other Copenhagen Hotel Scene stories in the coming weeks!)
The 169-room Palace Hotel Copenhagen (formerly a Le Méridien and now owned by Scandic Hotels and part of the Preferred Hotel Group) originally opened in 1910 by a butcher who had a dream to own an “international” hotel. Anders Jensen hired young architect Anton Rosen to design the hotel, both inside and out, from the furniture to buttons on uniforms. Rosen’s Art Nouveau aesthetic still carries on today because subsequent designers hired to update and modernize the hotel from top-to-bottom in 2008 were insightful enough to ensure that the Palace Hotel nodded “hey” to its roots.
So let’s get to it. Plenty of pics below!
A Hong Kong Airlines flight lands while a turbojet catamaran to Macau zips along the water
Okay so. Airport hotels aren't usually the most exciting places to pop into for an evening's rest, but occasionally we hit upon a diamond in the rough. Our latest awesome airport hotel trumps them all 'til now, and it comes from a city whose hotel game is tight: Hong Kong.
Specifically we speak of the Regal Airport Hotel at HKG, a building shaped like a capital letter "D," with the outward straight edge commanding the most enviable runway views at Hong Kong International Airport, beating even the main terminal with its floor-to-ceiling windows.