Photography by Stephan Lemke
The 25hours Hotel Indre By has found its home in the heart of the Danish metropolis of Copenhagen, and will open its doors in spring 2022.
The building, which dates back to the 19th century, once housed a porcelain factory and was later used as a university building. Centrally located between the Round Tower and the Købmagergade shopping street, the hotel spans one newly constructed building and three existing buildings.
The interior design of the complex was the result of a first-time collaboration between 25hours and the London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Copenhagen project director, Henning Weiß, explains the unusual design ideas: “Coming of Age was our fundamental idea when we were developing the concept of the hotel, which ties in with the building’s former use as part of a university. Passion and knowledge, art and science find a new home in the hotel in an exciting combination.”
The 243 rooms, designed in ‘Passion’ and ‘Knowledge’ styles, range from Small to Gigantic and offer a retreat to suit every traveller and their needs. Several of the rooms even boast a small terrace and access to the Secret Garden - something which is virtually unique in Copenhagen.
Whether it’s the Vinyl Room or the Love Library, there are hidden spots all over the hotel which are well worth exploring. The Assembly Hall forms the central meeting point and is the perfect location for a quick coffee in the morning, a snack after a stroll around the city or a drink before checking out the Copenhagen nightlife. The NENI restaurant and Café Duse are destinations for hotel guests and locals alike, and the Boilerman Bar in the basement is the ideal place to spend cosy evenings with music and top-class drinks.
"Coming of Age was our fundamental idea when we were developing the concept of the hotel, which ties in with the building’s former use as part of a university. Passion and knowledge, art and science find a new home in the hotel in an exciting combination”
Located on the ground floor of the hotel next to the café, restaurant and bars is the conference area of the 25hours Hotel Indre By. The ‘Opinion’ and ‘Style’ rooms can accommodate meetings of up to 15 people. More the 'F**k Everything’ type? This conference room is also suitable for meetings for 15 people. The ‘Vinyl Room’, the ‘Doubt’ co-working space and the Gigantic suites are also ideal for use as breakout rooms or as places for relaxed get-togethers.
The hotel’s spacious wellbeing area is situated on the first floor. Awaiting visitors is a fully-equipped fitness studio with the latest techno gym equipment, yoga mats and a view of the terrace. The outdoor sauna, featuring both indoor and outdoor loungers, offers guests deep relaxation.
The bicycle is as synonymous with Copenhagen as the famous Smørrebrød, which is why guests of the 25hours Hotel Indre By can also enjoy the urban bikes of Berlin-based firm Schindelhauer. Both classic city bikes and e-bikes are available - perfect for a relaxed tour of the neighbourhood.