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Hilton returns to Copenhagen with new upscale hotel

Danish ATP Real Estate and BC Hospitality Group are joining forces in a brand new hotel project that will secure the return of the American multinational hotel company, Hilton to the Danish capital Copenhagen.

ATP and BC Hospitality Group will invest in a comprehensive refurbishment and extension of a former iconic bank domicile on the Copenhagen waterfront, which is being converted into a brand new Hilton hotel scheduled for opening in 2020.

The future hotel, with the provisional name "Hilton Copenhagen City", is expected to become a new landmark on Copenhagens harbour front, and it is the internationally acclaimed Danish architect company, Henning Larsen Architects, that will be carrying out the conversion. With its 29,000 square meters, the new hotel will accommodate some 400 rooms of international top standard, meeting and conference facilities, executive lounge, fitness center, parking facilities, bar and two restaurants - one of which will be on the quayside. The building will open up to both the harbour area and the neighbouring area of Torvegade and Knippelsbro - in line with and with great respect for the citys architectural and sustainable profile

The conversion into Hilton Copenhagen City is expected to commence as soon as a new district plan is available and if the planning process proceeds according to plan, the Hilton is expected to open its doors to an international and local audience in 2020.

"We are very pleased that this distinctive property in our portfolio is being rebuilt to accommodate one of the worlds strongest hotel brands. The investment will not only contribute positively to the ROI of ATP Real Estate and thus, our ATP members, but also to the citys growth potential by increasing the number attractive facilities available to international leisure and business travellers - and we look forward to collaborate with the City of Copenhagen and BC Hospitality Group on the approval of a district plan that enables the project," says Michael Nielsen, CEO of ATP Real Estate.

Mr. Nielsen also adds that the previous resident, financial services group Nordea, has re-located already, and that this paves the way for ATP Real Estate to begin the preparatory work as soon as possible.

Hilton Copenhagen City is expected to become a beautiful new landmark on the Copenhagen waterfront and to be run by the experienced Danish hotel operator BC Hospitality Group. The Group is one of Denmarks largest hotel, conference, trade fair and hospitality providers, and already operates the citys three other international hotel brands - the 5-starred Copenhagen Marriott, as well as the two 4-star hotels, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, and Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers.

CEO of BC Hospitality Group, Allan L. Agerholm, comments on the return of Hilton hotels to Copenhagen:

"This hotel project has been long in the waiting and is an integral part of our Groups strategy of ensuring a continued growth in the number of strong international hotel brands - and thereby foreign guests - in the Danish capital. We are very pleased to see the return of the highly esteemed Hilton hotel brand to Copenhagen and delighted that Hilton has chosen us as their local partner. This new collaboration means that our Group will be operating all four of the worlds leading international hotel brands in the city."

 

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About BC Hospitality Group

Founded in 2014, BC Hospitality Group is one of Denmarks largest hotel, conference, exhibition and hospitality providers. In total, the group offers more than 1,584 hotel rooms, 162 meeting- & conference rooms, and conference-, meeting- and event facilities with a maximum capacity of over 30,000 delegates. The companys portfolio includes the Bella Center Copenhagen, Comwell Conference Center Copenhagen, Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, Copenhagen Marriott, CIFF, CIFF Showrooms, International House and Forum Copenhagen. The Group employs 2,000 persons, thereof 550 in permanent positions, and its annual result (2016) showed a total revenue of 1,135 million DKK.

 

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the worlds most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - every hotel, every guest, every time. The companys portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that cant be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi.

 

About the property

The distinctive property at Strandgade no. 7, adjacent to Knippelsbro (KnippelsBridge) in the heart of Copenhagen, was built in 1957-62 and designed by Danish arhictect Palle Suenson. It has acted as the headquarters of several large corporations including several within the Danish financial sector, and now the property - owned by ATP Real Estate since the mid-90s - can look forward to a new and bright future as a Hilton deluxe hotel in Copenhagen/Denmark designed by Henning Larsen Architects.