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Hotel Sanders Makes the 2018 Travel + Leisure 'It List'

Copenhagen’s first luxury boutique hotel - Sanders is proud to have been chosen for the 2018 Travel + Leisure 'It List'. What makes a hotel rank among one of the most exciting openings in the world? According to the magazine, this year it came down to four factors: a great location, thoughtful design, intuitive service and a buzz factor.


With that criteria in mind, the editors and contributors narrowed down a list of choices as they looked at more than 100 hotels before deciding on a shortlist. They then dispatched their reviewers and saw which properties stood up to the test by asking them about touches like the softness of the sheets; the signature dishes at restaurants; and the views from their rooms. After carefully considering feedback, they narrowed down the list even further, settling on 56 stunning hotels. Sanders is honored to be recognized for delivering an exceptional experience that stands out in a highly competitive hotel landscape.


Sanders is situated in the historic center of Copenhagen, just behind the Nyhavn Canal, guests are a stroll away from the royal residences of Amalienborg Palace, the old stage of the Royal TheatreChristiansborg Palace and the Royal Danish Opera. Lining the neighborhood’s cobbled lanes, guests will find countless quality restaurants, contemporary art galleries, museums and world class shopping. A former hotspot for the city’s cultural cognoscenti in the 1970’s, owner, renowned Danish ballet dancer Alexander Kølpin looks forward to continuing that legacy in an entirely new era.


Entering Sanders is like stepping into a theatre. Guests will always remain center stage, but the scenography and carefully curated interiors will be the elegant and exquisite backdrop for their experience. The passion, generosity and professionalism of our staff will orchestrate the production to provide a memorable experience for our guests.” - Alexander Kölpin


The design is inspired by Alexander's experience and travels bringing a refined aesthetic sensibility and ideology to the property which is deeply rooted in his creative history. Nestled in the historic center on a quiet neighborhood street, directly behind the Royal Danish Theatre, the property was a former hotspot for the city’s cultural cognoscenti in the 1970-80’s. Today Alexander looks forward to continuing that legacy in an entirely new era.


Comprised of 54 luxurious rooms each are singular in their style and design. A variety of accommodations have been created to suit the needs of every guest. Single Coupé rooms are inspired from a bygone era of luxury train cabins where guests will find comfort and luxury within the intimate space. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Sanders Apartments offer the utmost in privacy and are generously spacious with separate lounge seating and open fireplaces.