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The Hilton Copenhagen Airport has reinvented itself − from its slick new design to cutting-edge meeting and conference facilities, and an ideal airport location, the hotel is the perfect port of call for business travellers and is Business Destinations’ Best Business Hotel, Denmark, 2013

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Ever since its opening in 2001, the Hilton Copenhagen Airport has been dedicated to offering the best standard of hospitality. In this flagship Hilton hotel serving the Nordic region, guests are welcomed into spacious rooms, upscale meeting facilities, an exclusive Asia-inspired spa, and a top-floor executive lounge, all complemented by an unparalleled focus on personalised service. These features have made the Hilton Copenhagen Airport one of the most renowned hotels in Copenhagen, and seen it win a slew of industry awards.

The hotel is an ideal place for any type of visit, and the convenience of its location is a huge string in its bow. The hotel jokingly claims to be “the only hotel in town with its own airport”; in fact, it is the only hotel in Copenhagen situated right next to Copenhagen Airport – a central transport hub in the Nordic region. Furthermore, it is conveniently connected to terminal three via a covered walkway, and close proximity to the airport doesn’t make it difficult to get into the city centre. Train and metro platforms are just a two-minute walk from the hotel lobby, and visitors can reach the city centre, attractions and congress facilities in less than 15 minutes, while the city of Malmö in Sweden is right on the other side of the impressive Øresund Bridge.

Design renaissance
On entering the premises, guests are met by a stylish, contemporary Scandinavian ambience, encapsulating the overall interior design of the hotel. In the lobby, Danish artists from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts have contributed spectacular artwork to the walls, while the lounge area boasts a cosy fireplace. The hotel’s design flourishes extend to all 382 guest rooms.

In 2012, the hotel embarked on a new project – the transformation of the design within the guest rooms and meeting facilities. The aim has been to match the physical environment of the hotel with the guests’ personal requirements, making every visit even more enjoyable, efficient and convenient.

The new room designs have so far been launched between the ninth and twelfth floors, including all executive and deluxe rooms, and have already received high praise from guests. The rooms are spacious – from 33sq m for deluxe rooms to 45sq m for executive plus rooms, and 66sq m for the new executive suites – offering the ideal base for both business and family stays.

Interior designers Marianne Fryland and Paul Bevis have created a welcoming décor in the executive rooms through their use of warm colours – a look that maintains a Danish feel, but with an international touch. The centrepieces of the rooms are the white beds with their impressive headboards. Inspired by the Danish fairytale writer, poet and artist, Hans Christian Andersen, whose famous motto was “to travel is to live”, the headboards are illustrated with copies of Andersen’s amazing paper cuttings.

All executive and deluxe rooms are fitted with designer furniture and in every room throughout the hotel guests will find huge, soundproofed floor-to-ceiling windows offering an abundance of natural light and great views of the airport, the city or the sea.

On the twelfth floor, the popular and stylish executive lounge can be found. An area exclusively for guests staying in executive rooms, this lounge provides extra comfort and services such as complimentary breakfasts and evening drinks, snacks and canapés.

When visiting, guests should be sure not to miss out on restaurants Horizon All Day and Hamlet Nordic Dining, both of which provide delicious culinary experiences. Horizon All Day is the informal restaurant, providing a lavish breakfast buffet, a popular weekend ‘Taste of Europe’ dinner buffet, as well as the best Sunday brunch in town. The architectural beauty of Hamlet offers guests Nordic à la carte dining in a setting that’s perfect for more formal business dinners as well as romantic evenings.

For the ultimate indulgence, a visit to the Ni’mat Spa is recommended. This Asian-inspired spa offers a wide range of relaxing massages and exclusive treatments. Take a quiet moment in the aroma steam bath accompanied by the ‘ice Buddha’, float in the heated salt-water pool, or powernap in the Golden Egg – a unique room designed to de-stress guests in less than 15 minutes. Ni’mat Spa also offers special packages and private functions where business events can include spa and wellness as a part of the meeting experience. All in all, Ni’mat Spa provides everything necessary for guests to take a break and relax, for business and leisure travellers alike.

Flexible meeting facilities
At Hilton Copenhagen Airport, the second floor is dedicated to Hilton Meetings. A sweeping staircase leads directly from the reception area to the Hilton Meetings facilities, with 15 fully equipped and flexible meeting rooms to suit any occasion and a central lobby where delegates can enjoy a themed coffee buffet and beverages.

Flexibility and service are key values at this Hilton establishment, and a professional ‘Hilton Meetings Team’, led by the Hilton Meetings Manager, will continuously look after even the smallest details to ensure meetings or events are successfully and smoothly carried out. As a unique service to its business guests, the hotel also offers meeting facilities located directly in Copenhagen Airport’s Terminal 3 − where 14 conference rooms are equipped and furnished to meet high Hilton standards – a convenient location for the busy executive. In August 2012, the hotel welcomed business travellers to a completely modernised business centre and 15 redesigned meeting rooms, including a state-of-the-art boardroom.

Designed for both corporate and social events, the elegant Ellehammer Ballroom, located on the hotel’s ground floor, accommodates up to 500 people and offers a large foyer suitable for coffee breaks. A unique feature of the ballroom is its direct access from the outside through three-metre wide flexible doors, making the room ideal for events such as car launches.

Hospitality is at the core of the Hilton Copenhagen Airport and all guests are welcome to join and benefit from Hilton Hhonors – the global rewards programme. It is a fantastic option for frequent business travellers, offering more value from each stay in a Hilton hotel. Members visiting the hotel in Copenhagen are rewarded for their loyalty with personalised service and special privileges such as free upgrades to the upper, executive floors, as well as free lounge and spa access.

Giving back to the community
For many years, the hotel has worked determinedly to embrace policies that safeguard the environment. It has been certified since 2010 with the international eco-label the ‘Green Key’. In 2012, Hilton Copenhagen Airport was selected from 3,500 Hilton hotels for a special Sustainability Award, on account of its extraordinary achievements in ecompassing sustainably when running its operations.

But the Hilton Copenhagen Airport is not all about business. The hotel and team members also engage in the local community and in a number of charitable activities. In recent years, the hotel has initiated several campaigns in the name of the ‘Hilton in the Community Foundation’, Hilton’s global charity organisation. In 2012, prestigious charity events hosted by the hotel raised more than £100,000 for organisations supporting children in need.

Hilton Copenhagen Airport also features a very special chair – the ‘Charity of Fame’ that combines arts with social responsibility. It is a so-called ‘egg chair’, designed by iconic Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, and is on display for guests in the lobby as an interesting focal point. The goal is to raise substantial funds for the Danish Red Cross, with the assistance and goodwill of international celebrities. This particular chair is covered in a plethora of signatures from various famous names, including former US Vice President Al Gore, former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, singer Ronan Keating, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, CNN host Richard Quest, and the team from Top Gear, to mention just a few. The project will continue until 2014, and the chair will then be auctioned off, with all proceeds going directly to the Danish Red Cross.

Further information: email: cb.copenhagen-airport@hilton.com; Tel: +45 32 501 501; www.copenhagen.hilton.com

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