Copenhagen, Denmark — A million guests have either stayed at or visited the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center since it opened in 2010. On the basis of this success, the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group and Tivoli are now ready to continue their strategic partnership and build a new themed business hotel with 288 rooms, which will form an integral part of the existing Tivoli Hotel. The price of the hotel, designed by internationally-renowned Danish architect Kim Utzon, will be in the hundreds of millions of kroner. Wonderful Copenhagen welcomes the initiative.
When the new 12-storey hotel is completed in 2016, it will be a hotel characterised by Tivoli’s spirit and design history. The hotel will offer 25 new meeting and conference rooms, and 288 guest rooms, which, like the existing Tivoli Hotel, will meet the needs of business guests as well as the wishes of the family segment. The total hotel capacity of Tivoli Hotel will thereby be 700 rooms, plus meeting facilities that can accommodate 6,000 guests.
The new hotel will realise the original plan for the overall congress and hotel area of Kalvebod Brygge, which besides the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center also includes 510 rooms at the budget hotel Wakeup Copenhagen. Following the extension, the overall congress complex will offer a total of 1,210 rooms.
“Arp-Hansen’s strategic collaboration with Tivoli is a perfect match between two experienced players in the Copenhagen tourism trade. Together, we are creating a new framework for tourism and conference guests in Copenhagen,” says Dorte Krak, CEO of the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group. “We are now in the process of fine-tuning the project. In partnership, we will develop and adapt parts of the hotel to ensure that emerging markets like China and Russia will also find us attractive. We believe that this will benefit Copenhagen as a congress city and holiday destination.”
“It makes perfect sense to continue our collaboration with the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group, who is able to create unique hotels in central locations in Copenhagen. We have been working in a focused manner for some years to expand our business areas in the tourism value chain, and a Tivoli Hotel which is more in the family class, but also accommodates the business segment, harmonises well with our strategy to make Tivoli a year-round business,” says Lars Liebst, CEO of Tivoli.
Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen, welcomes the project: “It is important to our international competitiveness that we constantly renew ourselves. Despite the global crisis, we have seen a marked increase in the number of hotel guests visiting Copenhagen in recent years, partly due to the fact that in the same period we have acquired many new hotels and conference facilities, which we have marketed and sold internationally. The unique partnership of Tivoli and Arp-Hansen, and their new hotel project, helps to strengthen the tourism and meeting product in the inner city, and the investment is in line with Wonderful Copenhagen’s growth strategy for the coming years.