Located in former malt and beer storage buildings in the Carlsberg City District of Copenhagen, Hotel Ottilia is a luxury boutique hotel by Brøchner Hotels.
Brøchner Hotels is Denmark’s leading chain of world-class boutique hotels and it currently operates six hotels in Copenhagen including its newest venture Hotel Ottilia. The four star hotel is situated in the former Carlsberg brewery buildings which operated between 1847-2008. The iconic listed building, which is named Hotel Ottilia after the wife of the famous Carlsberg founder and brewer, has now been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel.
Hotel Ottilia is situated in the Carlsberg City District next to Copenhagen Zoo, the Meat Packing District and Vesterbro, which is known for its vivid cultural, bar and restaurant scene. The new Carlsberg City District is currently undergoing extensive regeneration by development company Carlsberg Byen P/S. New architecture is mixed with historic buildings and gardens, all of which are part of Copenhagen’s history and aim to make Carlsberg’s old industrial area more attractive to tourist and residents in the area.
“We are creating unique hotels and experiences that reinvent the hotel stay, and in our opinion Carlsberg City is one of the most unique areas in central Copenhagen. With Hotel Ottilia, it will become an urban district that will attract both visitors and residents, and we look forward to being part of this development,” says Brøchner Hotels’ Managing Director Karim Nielsen.
As the iconic brewery buildings are listed, the exterior has been preserved and therefore retains the 64 stunning gold shields that cover the façade. Behind each gold shield hides a unique room with 3.4 meter-high ceilings, complementing the original architecture. Decorating the opposite façade are 64 round windows which are the same size as the gold shields. These round panoramic windows are big enough to serve not only as a window, but as a curved half-moon couch covered with soft leather cushions.
Karim Nielsen, CEO at Brøchner Hotels, sees the historic surroundings in the Carlsberg City District as a great advantage for the hotel. “We are very aware, that the buildings we are creating Hotel Ottilia in, is a part of Danish history. As an authentic boutique hotel commands, we bring the history of the buildings into the design of the hotel. The grain silos and industrial elements is incorporated in the interior and is essential to the new purpose and story of the buildings and the hotel.”
Hotel Ottilia is the first hotel in the Carlsberg City District with 155 rooms, conference facilities and venue space for up to 200 people, bars, a new spa & bath concept, a rooftop terrace overlooking Copenhagen with both in- and outside seating in the new Italian restaurant.