CitizenM comes to Scandinavia

CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen. Photo credit: CitizenM

When it debuts in December, the CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen will be the brand's flagship in Scandinavia, joining 13 hotels in seven cities across the globe. 

The property has 238 guestrooms with Grohe power showers and an in-room iPad (known as the MoodPad) that lets guests change the temperature or lights, close the blinds or watch a movie from the free library. CitizenM’s long-term partner Vitra supplied post-modern furniture by designers Verner Panton and Jasper Morrison. 

The CitizenM living room is filled with Vitra couches, tables, chairs and bookcases and decorated with a mix of commissioned and collected art and objects. Notably, the Copenhagen hotel is the first for the brand with the living room on the top floor. The space includes a sky bar (open to the public) with an outdoor terrace, as well as CanteenM (open 24/7 to hotel guests) with food sourced primarily from local suppliers. 

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For the CitizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen, artist Troels Aagaard painted an entrance mural on both walls, while Ditte Ejlerskov and HuskMitNavn contributed in-room art, wall and ceiling murals in the sky bar.

Four SocietyM spaces (the largest room sits up to 12) will be available for half-day and full-day bookings. The rooms have natural daylight, AV equipment, Vitra furniture, and blackboard or whiteboard walls to draw on.

The property is within the triangle of Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, the Central Station, and some of the city’s largest conference centers. The site, at H.C. Andersens Boulevard 12, is close to a brand new metro line with a Radhuspladsen station (currently under construction) that will provide a link to the Copenhagen Airport. The new metro line is scheduled to open in July 2019. 

The property's debut was preceded by a "citizens of Copenhagen" art installation, shot by a local photographer Marie Hald. It consists of 33 portraits of Copenhageners, displayed in 150 windows on the hotel facade, creating a public gallery during the final phase of the construction. The art installation will remain on display until the hotel’s official opening.