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In the 1950s, Danish architects, designers and cabinet-makers had their most glorious days. This decade, lots of iconic design found their way to the homes and hearts of the Danes – and now, we are witnessing that trend again. The retro phenomena have returned since they express a special interest in – and longing for – the past that has shaped our society.
Imperial Hotel was built in 1958. Today, it rises like a completely renovated, classical design hotel. Not ‘just’ because it represents an important decade, but also because it frames an international meeting place. A place where we can breathe new life into a design expression that makes an impression. We do that with the help of ‘members’ of the Danish design élite and their retro design, since its characteristics gives us a language of common tongues. Through Danish design, we can tell people across borders and languages about our cultural heritage, lifestyle and self-perception. Maybe better than we can tell by words.
The revival of the retro phenomena shows that the past and presence can exist at the same time. The retro style ads, in other words, life and storytelling to the contemporary home – and therefore also to our 4-star hotel. In here, you can ‘meet’ recognized Danish designers like Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen and Morten Engelbrecht.
In our lobby, you also find custom-designed chairs in a 1950s style and our fireplace room hides bookcases with the cubic – and iconic – GRID system… which together with the deep green plants, brass figures and, in the winter half-year, a lighted fire invite cosy talks and reading. All interior is framed by wooden panels, incandescent lights, and orange and purple colours.
The retro phenomena are not only popular in Denmark, but also globally. The award winning TV series ‘Mad Men’ is a sure sign of that. The series has given us, on the other side of the screen, something to gather around – even though we are spread around the world. Since Imperial Hotel has international appeal, we have been inspired by the ‘Mad Men’ series throughout an entire floor and in selected Executive Rooms… which maybe will make you and other guests think of tweed suits, backcombing and crystal decanters. /p>
The heart of the hotel used to frame the palm court Imperial Garden. In the days gone by, the court was a meeting place for the middle classes and celebrities in Copenhagen. Therefore, people like Simon Spies, the founder of the international charter airline Spies Rejser, has enjoyed gravlax, short loin and fine wines in the former palm court.
Today, the glass-framed room hides our morning restaurant. You can still sense the celebrity talks and swaying palm leafs, since the restaurant is decorated with palm trunks, retro furniture in industrial, crème coloured design and a purple closely woven colour beneath your feet. In here, you can also enjoy a varied breakfast buffet of both cold and warm dishes, including fresh-baked bread, cold meats, cheese and jams, eggs and bacon, yoghurt, fresh and dried fruits… and buttery Danish pastries for the last mouthful.
If you need to checkout early or are on the run from the early morning, you can enjoy your breakfast ‘to go’. We just kindly ask you to order your meal in the hotel reception no later than 12 noon the day before.
Furniture and design from the middle of the twentieth century were a symbol of optimism, growth and consumption – and therefore created favourable conditions for businesspeople, strategic decisions, and creative thinking. We were for instance reminded by that in the successful series ‘Mad Men’. Therefore, we also believe that the retro vibe at our design hotel create the ideal frames for profitable meetings and conferences.
Imperial Hotel has six meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people. In here, you and your guests get comfortably through the day, since all rooms offer the newest audio-visual equipment, air-cooling and plenty inflows of light. We gladly help you to choose the ideal meeting package or customize the content for your purpose and schedule. If you need a place for preparation, find peace to work, or arrange an informal meeting, you are more than welcome to use our business lounge.
Do you consider traditions, experience and professional pride as a quality stamp? So do we. As a classical design hotel, we applause everyone with craftsman skills. Also in the kitchen. Therefore, we are naturally fascinated by the Italian cuisine and its food culture which has been passed on from generation to generation for centuries. The Italians know how to grow and handle ingredients that are full of flavour – you know, ingredients that find their way to dishes that are both simple and world-known. Pizza, pasta and the airy coffee dessert tiramisu are few of many examples.
You can taste them all in the hotel restaurant Ristorante L’Appetito. In here, ‘Chef di Cucina’ Pino and his team from Italy put on the chef’s whites and cook everything from insalate and pizza to dolci – exactly like the food traditions prescribe. Buon appetito!
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If you love modern design and appreciate a hotel room that exudes style and quality, then Imperial Hotel at Vesterport station is the perfect base for your stay in Copenhagen. As soon as you enter the hotel lobby, you can feel the historical sophistication and atmospheric surroundings of the '50s. When traditional surroundings meet new design, it creates a unique atmosphere – and that's exactly what you'll discover at Imperial Hotel.
In addition to the 304 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, the hotel also has six conference rooms of different sizes. All rooms are lovely and naturally light, with air cooling and a full range of state-of-the-art AV equipment. With its central location and excellent facilities, Imperial Hotel is a convenient base for staying overnight for both business travellers as well as tourists.
The largest cinema in Scandinavia is just around the corner from the hotel. Premieres are often held here for the latest films, giving you the opportunity to meet Danish celebrities and get a glimpse of the film world's most glamorous moments on the red carpet. If you want to experience some of the most attractive neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, then Frederiksberg and Vesterbro are just a stone's throw from the hotel. Both areas have great shopping opportunities, restaurants, local attractions and much more. You can also take the opportunity to hang out with the local Copenhageners and enjoy their favourite places. Look forward to enjoying some lovely days in Copenhagen and book your accommodation at Imperial Hotel today.