25hours prepares to open its second property in Copenhagen

25hours Hotel Paper Island has found its home in an eye catching new build on the island of Christiansholm, also known as Paper Island…

25h Paper Island reception area

25hours Hotel Paper Island is build on the island of Christiansholm in Copenhagen harbour, named after the fact that it was used as a paper warehouse in its storied past, with the Royal Opera House located on the neighbouring island. Contrasting deliberately with the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the latest 25hours hotel adopts the ambience of a quintessentially Danish summer home – with an unwavering focus on rest and recuperation.

blue panelled wall and scandi design in 25hours Paper island

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The ensemble of buildings was planned by the local COBE architects, while the Swedish interior designers from Stylt Trampoli in Gothenburg lend the hotel its character. Despite its location at the heart of the city, the creative minds were clearly inspired by the special aura of the island location. People tend to associate islands with a sense of longing and a yearning for holidays. The unique blend of unspoilt nature and urban lifestyle served the team as inspiration for the hotel design, which reminds visitors of a stay in a Scandinavian holiday home.

Natural colours and materials are juxtaposed beautifully with the comings and goings of city life. But there is also a definite focus on nostalgic elements and collected objects that seem like a legacy of bygone ages with their very own tales to tell. The result is a hotel with 128 rooms, six with their own private outdoor areas. The ground floor of the 25hours Hotel Paper Island is home to function rooms for groups of up to 150.

guestroom at 25hours Paper island

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“With its location directly in the harbour, the hotel perfectly embodies the unique character of Copenhagen,” explained General Manager Grit Rister. “Our guests can enjoy that special hygge feeling, far from the madding crowd of the city centre, but with direct access via a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. The Royal Opera sits perched on a neighbouring island,” continued Rister. “You can rest assured that both of our properties are keen to welcome neighbours and locals, offering lots of pop-up stores, live music and events, in addition to the restaurant, café and bar.”

The Paper Island hotel naturally needs its own culinary experience, so the 25hours crew has got together with the team Jan Tran, who run two successful restaurants in Hamburg. “We are over the moon to be given the opportunity to broaden our concept with 25hours at an innovative and diverse location with a rich culinary tradition,” said Jan Tran. “We spirit our guests away on a trip through Asian cuisine”.

All the cooking is done in an open kitchen, with guests eating at communal tables or along the kitchen counter. The outside terrace overlooking the water will also open in summer. The Hamburg Studio Oeding created the corporate design for the new Tiger Lily gastro brand – inspired by the colours and cuisine of the Far East and its tradition of wood carvings and origami.

roof top bar copenhagen

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Situated in the extended lobby on the ground floor of the new hotel, the Nomad Day Bar with a terrace on the quay is a gathering point for guests. Most of the ingredients for the food and beverages are sourced from local suppliers. Aside from a breakfast menu, coffee specialities and all-day snacks, the Nomad Day Bar also serves a selection of aperitifs and wines in the evening and is therefore the ideal starting point for a trip into the city or visits to the opera. A Rooftop Bar on the eighth floor of the hotel rounds off the public amenities.

25hours is a smart, culturally resonant hotel idea characterised by provocative urban locations, irreverent yet functional aesthetic and the romantic nostalgia of grand hotels. The brand focuses on individuality, authenticity and personality and, under the motto ‘If you know one, you know none’, designs each of its hotels with different designers and unique style. Sydney, Jakarta, Trieste, Trojena and Porto are among the brand pipeline.

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