Herman K to open in former transformer station

Brøchner Hotels has announced the summer opening of Herman K, a 31-key boutique hotel set within a disused transformer station in central Copenhagen.

The converted station, originally built in 1963, features a distinctive façade of dark bronze slats and large glass doors that draw attention to the lobby and its 12 metre high ceiling. Within, the raw, unpolished architecture serves as a frame for a large bespoke installation piece that casts moving shadows across the space. The structure’s crude architecture is both juxtaposed and emphasised by the interior scheme, which features a cool neutral palette alongside the deployment of white marble and designer furnishings, carpets and blankets. Guestrooms include the Penthouse Suite, which comes complete with a 40m² private roof terrace.

Herman K has also partnered with the double Michelin-starred Copenhagen restaurant Kadeau for a venue serving up Nordic cuisine to guests and locals. Elsewhere, the hotel’s bar will continue the signature Brøchner Hotels wine hour, with drinks on the house amidst a scattering of sophisticated furnishings. Digital elements have also been integrated throughout the project to streamline the check in process and allow guests to personalise their entertainment system, with guestrooms featuring screens and speakers.

Herman K joins a growing Brøchner Hotels portfolio comprising a total of 368 keys across four boutique hotels: Hotel SP34, Hotel Danmark, Avenue Hotel Copenhagen and Hotel Astoria. Seeking to transform the hospitality scene of Copenhagen, the brand will repurpose the city’s Carlsberg factory as a 156-key hotel in 2019, opening its first property outside of Copenhagen in Aarhus soon after.