Hotel Sanders Copenhagen

Lind+Almond designed the interior of Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen using the natural tones of timber and stone to provide guests with a warm and welcoming experience.

  • rooms 53
  • Year 2018
  • Location Copenhagen, Denmark,
  • Type Hotel,
  • Hotel Sanders in Copenhagen is a new landmark hotel located on a charming neighborhood street directly behind the Royal Danish Theatre. The façade is actually a combination of two townhouses that have now been fused into one exceptional property that houses 53 guest rooms, Sanders Kitchen, Living Room, bar TATA and a Roof Terrace. A former hotspot for the city’s cultural cognoscenti in the 1970’s, owner Alexander Kølpin looks forward to continuing that legacy in an entirely new era.

    The overall palette is subtle and understated – there was a distinct intention to shy away from the latest trends. The public spaces are generally earthy tones whose colors are timeless. The hotel has further embraced natural tones of timbers and stones as much as possible. Bolder statements of color can be found in the red velvet curtains at TATA, giving a wink and nod to Kølpin’s theatre days.

    You will also find dark green leather seating in Sanders Kitchen and golden velvets in the lounge area furnishings. Rattan and bamboo represent a bit of a colonial edge, the golden age of travel and exploration of new places and new cultures. Add to that a touch of English eccentricity and flamboyance in the printed fabrics and furnishings and it adds up to a chic, sexy, urban hideaway.

    Like the color palette, materials were chosen in classic tones, lots of stained timber, honed marbles, velvet and rattan. Sanders feels entirely embedded in the city, yet it takes on a more cosmopolitan ambience – it is something intriguing, yet it clearly belongs. While the woodwork is very much of Denmark, exotic marble comes from Italy, Portugal and Greece, while slate comes from the British Lake district and limestone from Croatia.

    As an art director, lighting sets the scene and it was particularly important for Copenhagen’s long dark winters. The idea was to not over illuminate but emit a beautiful warm glow to enhance the atmosphere of each space which is very layered and detailed. The idea was not to focus on one particular thing, but to take in the entire scene a whole.

    Design: Lind+Almond
    Photography: courtesy of Lind+Almond