Scandic opens a new hotel in Copenhagen

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Published on 24/06/22 - Updated on 24/06/22

Scandic Spectrum Hotel

Scandic Spectrum is now officially open and welcomes its first guests in central Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

Located on the waterfront in central Copenhagen, Scandic Spectrum is Scandic’s 30th Danish hotel. The property features 632 rooms, a spacious wellness area, two restaurants named Ansvar and Nordbo, a rooftop bar and large event spaces, it’s the company’s largest hotel yet.

Scandic Spectrum was designed by Dissing + Weitling, with Space Copenhagen responsible for the interiors inspired by the Nordic lifestyle and reference both nature and the historic industrial harbor nearby. In order to offer experiences to everyone, shared spaces such as the wellness area and event spaces are also open to the public. Additionally, Scandic Spectrum will host a number of events, including social dining, concerts and quiz nights open to guest and Copenhageners alike.

Scandic Spectrum also offers a large wellness area with the 25-meter pool, steam room, a Rasul thermal mud experience and a variety of spa treatments featuring natural and sustainable products. The hotel also has nine conference rooms on the top floor, several of which have access to the rooftop terrace, and four event spaces that can accommodate more than 300 people.

Sustainability is an integral part of Scandic Spectrum's DNA and the hotel is certified according to the Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s new requirements that include a special focus on climate impact. The hotel thus focuses on reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions and serve more environmentally friendly food, with the use of organic ingredients from local suppliers, while reducing food waste.

On the top floor at the Ansvar, Greenery Lab restaurant, Chef Martin Sørensen, who previously worked at Michelin star restaurant Noma, Copenhagen and Restaurant Amador, Germany, has created a plant-based dining experience that is based on organic, local ingredients and alternative proteins and features vegetables and herbs from the restaurant’s urban garden.

The other more relaxed and informal restaurant, Nordbo, which is located on the ground floor, is inspired by a Nordic lifestyle and focuses on “hygge”, warmth and fire. Nordbo serves seafood, pizza and pasta made from predominately local ingredients as well as its own charcuterie.

As the name implies, Scandic Spectrum offers a wide variety of experiences. Our vision is to be a dynamic and welcoming hotel both inside and out. I’m extremely proud today to be opening this fantastic hotel with my 130-strong team. We can’t wait to welcome guests and locals to stay or just hang out with us and perhaps spend the day in our spa, sip a craft cocktail on the rooftop terrace or meet friends for a social dining experience.

Kirsten Glente Grindsted, General Manager at Scandic Spectrum

As the largest hotel operator in the Nordics and based on many years’ experience running hotels, we see great potential in this new and different hotel. The hotel offers a wide range of experiences whether you’re on a weekend getaway in Copenhagen, looking for a unique conference venue or just want to enjoy our spa facilities or a social happening.[…] Sustainability has played an important role at Scandic since the start and as the largest hotel company in the Nordics, we also have a responsibility to constantly develop and set a good example for the entire industry. I’m proud that sustainability is integrated in all aspects of Scandic Spectrum, especially at our unique restaurants that demonstrate how we can be a part of the solution without compromising on quality. 

Søren Faerber, Head of Scandic Denmark

Following the opening of Scandic Spectrum, Scandic now operates 14 hotels in Greater Copenhagen with a total of 3,786 rooms.

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