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Old transformer station becomes a five-star hotel in Copenhagen

Old transformer station become...
The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
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The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
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The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
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The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
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The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
Bar and lobby area of the Hotel Herman K
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Bar and lobby area of the Hotel Herman K
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
Facade of the Hotel Herman K
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Facade of the Hotel Herman K
Bathroom inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
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Bathroom inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
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Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
Interior detail of the Hotel Herman K
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Interior detail of the Hotel Herman K
Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
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Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
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The Hotel Herman K features a rooftop terrace
Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
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Suite inside the Hotel Herman K in Copenhagen
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
Bar and lobby area of the Hotel Herman K
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Bar and lobby area of the Hotel Herman K
The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
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The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
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A decommissioned electrical station in Copenhagen has been given a second life as a luxury hotel. Local chain Brøchner Hotels oversaw the transformation of the facility, with the resulting boutique hotel maintaining a distinct industrial charm.

The old transformer station was constructed in 1963, and the recent renovations have seen its street-facing facade retain its rows of dark bronze beams, while large glass doors welcome guests inside into spectacular bar and lobby area with a 12-meter-tall (40 ft) ceiling.

The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)
The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463)

The industrial theme continues indoors, with exposed concrete surfaces found not just in the lobby, stairwells and hallways, but appearing in the rooms as well. The five-star Hotel Herman K features 31 rooms in all, including a penthouse suite with a 40-sq m (430- sq ft) rooftop terrace.

While the renovation makes a point of honoring the heritage of the building, there is still a touch of technological innovation throughout. Guests can unlock rooms with their mobile phones rather than the typical key cards, and then stream their own music and video content to the screens and speakers inside.

The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces
The industrial theme of the Hotel Herman K continues indoors with exposed concrete surfaces

A two Michelin-starred restaurant on the premises specializing in Nordic cuisine, meanwhile, will be sure to draw in the foodies from inside and out. The Hotel Herman K opened its doors last month, with prices per night starting at DKK$2,965 (US$463).

Source: Brøchner Hotels

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3 comments
Expanded Viewpoint
I'll bet that Hymie the robot would love to honeymoon there! He and his new bride, the gorgeous Octavia, could make some beautiful music together and pipe it into the hotel's sound system!! The surging and arcing going on would make the entire place resonate! BWAHAHAHA!! RIP, Dick, you had such great roles to play!!
Randy
ljaques
The eu de Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) smell throughout the hotel is free of charge.
ArdisLille
Would be interesting to see some pix of the old facility. (To "Expanded", I join you in saluting Gautier, who handled that role brilliantly. However, Hymie's choice of stag movies for 86's bachelor party proved he was unclear on the concept of making beautiful music.)