Construction work has now started on a new budget hotel west of the Royal Arean and with Kalvebod Common as its back garden. The first sod has been cut for the new hotel with help from representatives of the client, ATP Ejendomme, and the future leaseholder, Zleep Hotel. The hotel will have six storeys and a basement, totalling 6,400m2 and providing 211 rooms. There will be a branch of Burger King in the multi-storey car park.
“Despite the fact that it is a budget hotel, all the parties involved wanted to create a high-quality building. Even though rooms will be cheap, they will all have a pleasant inflow of light and feature quality materials”, says Torsten Stephensen, a partner at Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.
Homely Environment with a Communal Courtyard
The hotel will be located on the corner of Hannemann’s Allé and Ørestads Boulevard. Together with the housing, it will form a ring around a communal courtyard. By placing the building in close connection to housing and the extremely characterful Royal Arena, the client and consultant have gone for a calm architectural expression that relates to Ørestads Boulevard.
‘Taking into account the urban environment, the building will merge naturally with its setting. By creating a courtyard that will be shared with the residents of the area, we are attempting to establish an environment, in which tourists can meet residents, thereby enjoying a glimpse of Danish culture’, says Torsten Stephensen.
New Zleep Hotel Part of Copenhagen’s Hotel Boom
The future Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Arena in Ørestad South is part of a growing Copenhagen hotel market. In recent years, there has been heavy investment in new hotel developments and the expansion of existing hotels. Figures from Horesta show that by 2021 there will be 8,500 new hotel rooms, supplementing the 21,000 rooms available today.
Construction of the new hotel is expected to be completed in 2020.