Designer Destination: Hotel SP34 In Copenhagen, Denmark
If there’s one city that’s guaranteed to deliver on the stylish boutique hotel front, it’s Copenhagen — and this 118-room spot in the city’s old Latin Quarter is the perfect example. With interiors by Danish designer and architect Morten Hedegaard, Hotel SP34’s aesthetic is welcoming but understated, with a mostly neutral palette, minimalist furnishings and a nod to Mid-Century Modern design influences. Click through to check it out.
Huge windows flood one of Hotel SP34’s “Dobblet Superior” rooms (the fanciest of their double-occupancy options) with light — and offers views to the pretty architecture outside. Floor to ceiling drapery calls attention to the high ceilings, but also serves a practical purpose, blocking out light for undisturbed lie-ins.
A roomy suite features multiple zones and chic, Scandi-inspired seating. Molded wood furniture visually references Mid-Century designs, while a tone-on-tone grey palette feels both cozy and modern.
This eminently Instagrammable vignette turns one corner of the room into a chic spot to relax, pre-dinner, or to catch up on emails if you’re a business traveler. The chair’s frame is a cool nod to Hans Wegner’s iconic Folding Chair, sometimes referred to as the rope chair.
The lighting choices throughout the hotel are thoughtful and super-stylish. This orb-like fixture feels organic, adding warmth to a mod dining area.
Another cool lighting choice, this minimalist lamp has a retro Edison bulb and pleasingly curvaceous lines. Its burnished hue pops against moody grey walls and soft drapery.
Square tiles with black grout feel modern and graphic. A polished concrete countertop, its iron base and a few copper accents add industrial flavor, while a gold-topped pendant light hangs off center, lending careless glamour to the space.
Warm wood tones, caramel-hued leather and a few pops of burnished orange give the hotel’s lobby and lounge bar a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. (Important tip: grab a free glass of “good red wine” from this bar every day between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Cheers!)
Quirky typographic art adorns one wall of the lobby. Simple leather cushions make boxy benches infinitely more comfortable, while more cool lighting adds a glam note.
In the hotel lounge, comfortable seating in deep hues pop against the crisp white walls. Plenty of natural light floods the space, adding to the airy, expansive feel.
At Bar Moritz, Hotel SP34’s casual tapas restaurant, inky walls play nicely with cool paneled benches, while cases of beer make for colorful — and practical — accents.
Work in Progress, the hotel’s “Nordic bistro” feels like the European outpost of a trendy Brooklyn restaurant. Jewel-toned banquettes and leather armchairs set a moody, cool tone, while illustrated art and coffee table books invite a second look.
In the library lounge, warm wood tones are everywhere. Modular built-ins provide ample space for display; some shelves feature lush plants, which break up the expanse of wood without feeling jarring. A simple but sculptural light fixture draws the eye up, while the table’s metal frame adds graphic punch.