Meet General Manager Nikolaj Tamakloe

Kolpin Hotels is proud to announce the appointment of Nikolaj Tamakloe as General Manager of their latest hotel, Sanders in Copenhagen opening November 1, 2017. The 54 room hotel is the creation of the renown ballet dancer, Alexander Kølpin – a creation inspired by his personal experiences and travels. Together they bring a refined aesthetic sensibility and ideology to the property which is deeply rooted in Kolpin’s creative history.

"I'm excited to build a team with such strong personal values who are excited about being ambassadors for Sanders. Giving them freedom, responsibility and training will allow them to help the business flourish," says Tamakloe.

Sanders is located in the historic heart of Copenhagen on a residential street, just behind the Royal Danish Theatre. Guests are a stroll away from the royal residences of Amalienborg PalaceChristiansborg Palace and the Royal Danish Operaas well as Nyhavn Canal.

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Entering the hotel, you’ll find The Living Room with brimming bookshelves and an open fireplace. Here you can hang out and experience this friendly heart of the hotel and watch the comings and goings of visitors as you enjoy a coffee or cocktail. The Sanders Kitchen is an all-day dining spot where breakfast is served for hotel guests. Transforming for lunch it becomes an unpretentious hangout for guests and locals alike. In the evenings, you’ll find an uncomplicated menu based on fresh produce gathered from the morning markets in the city and specialty food items from further afield.

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TATA is a playful, at times decadent and intimate bar, serving the best classic cocktails in a setting that offers a touch of vintage with a big dose of charm. The Courtyard is a green oasis in the heart of the property where guests can have a drink and order food. Open from breakfast until sunset the stunning Conservatory garden on the rooftop offers a charming view of the city’s tiled roofs.

Mr. Tamakloe brings a wealth of hospitality experience to his position at Sanders. He studied in Oxford and started his professional career working on a management training program at DND London, the former Conran Restaurant Group, where he quickly advanced to the Assistant Restaurant Manager of Coq D’Argent in London and later at Custom House in Copenhagen.

Nikolaj was then hired by the luxury Nimb Hotel in Copenhagen where he ultimately became Hotel Manager. Later, he was a consultant involved in several projects throughout Europe specializing in tactical and strategic hospitality solutions. Most recently Tamakloe served as the Director of Operations for Maersk Group where he managed the Leadership Centre while running a boutique hotel for the top management.

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Kolpin Hotels

The foundation of Kolpin Hotels is based on a passion for architecture, design and the delivery of an exceptional personal experience for guests – creating a strong lifestyle brand. The intention is to offer a type of quiet luxury, maintaining the feeling of a private home, in a place with a strong sense of history and locale. To date, this has been successfully accomplished at two of Denmark’s most stylish beach hotels –Helenkilde and Strandhotel.

This same sensibility is now being applied to the Sanders in Copenhagen. The intent is to keep a homey feeling, yet transform it to the level of sophistication for a cosmopolitan European capital. Matching a city environment, Sanders will be considerably more refined in style, yet offer the same quiet luxury found in the beachside hotels. For the future, the intention is to establish authentic and unique boutique hotels in Denmark and internationally that respect a high level of aesthetics and services. Sanders is located at Tordenskjoldsgade 15, 1055 København K, Denmark. Visit their website at