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As the hospitality industry is transforming at an accelerated pace, new and clever formats have emerged that comply with the requirements of a new generation. Netherlands-based hospitality group citizenM has been a frontrunner, anticipating the democratization of travel and all the preferences that come with it by way of a well thought out offering. The company has been rolling out a network of properties, and following recent openings in the U.S. and Asia, the focus is also very much on Europe, and the latest property to open its doors is in Copenhagen.

Occupying several floors of Dagmarhus, a landmark 1930s structure by Danish architects Christian Kampmann and Hans Dahlerup Berthelsen smack in the middle of town, citizenM Radhuspladsen features 238 rooms, and it’s the company’s first property that puts all of its public spaces right on top. For both the construction of this additional floor and the interior design, citizenM tapped Amsterdam-based architecture practice and longtime collaborator Concrete. Despite the fact that the hotel is situated on the upper floors, there’s a ground floor entrance and a corridor which directly leads to the elevators.

The latter space isn’t just functional, but also serves as a blank canvas for two murals by local artist Troels Aagaard. Rooms are compact, but what they may lack in space, is made up by a high level of comfort and clever design. The wall-to-wall beds are spacious and super comfy, and the shower’s powerful and steamy effect eases any jet lag or fatigue. And not to mention all the hi-tech that’s at your disposal, making your stay even more enjoyable. Wi-Fi is complimentary, fast and unlimited, and so are the movie libraries, and with a handy MoodPad the room can be fully controlled.

As said, the public spaces can be found on the seventh floor, and feature a comfy, living room-inspired space, divided into different sections. At the very heart, canteenM can be found, a cafeteria stocked with food with food products from mostly local suppliers and open 24/7, the collectionM gift shop, and last but not least, various homey seating sections where to sit back, mingle with other guests, or get some work done. And to further anchor local culture on the premises, the rooms and public spaces are spiced up by art works and murals by artists Ditte Ejlerskov and HuskMitNavn. Location: citizenM Radhuspladsen, Hans Christian Andersens Boulevard 12 (Indre by).

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