The design is exceptional at Hotel SKT. PETRI, and so is the location. The gastronomic offerings appeal to even the most jaded of Copenhagen diners, but what has truly made the hotel a hot ticket internationally is the unique dedication of its staff.
A few years ago, Condé Nast Traveller’s hotlist of the ‘World’s 1000 Best Hotels’ only had one Scandinavian entry, the five-star Hotel SKT. PETRI.
“This former 1930s department store is proof positive that a big hotel doesn’t have to feel impersonal (…) Impeccable service from a friendly young staff has already made the SKT. PETRI a lure,” the jury citation said.
These must have been sweet and welcoming words for the hotel where they believe that travellers should only feel like guests the first time they visit the hotel. The second time, they should feel at home.
SKT. PETRI breaks with the traditional, anonymous vision of a hotel and offers an added dimension that originates from the hotel staff and their heartfelt dedication, which you as a guest will sense.
Designed for comfort
Aiding the staff in raising the bar of hospitality in Copenhagen are the hotel interiors, which are designed to make guests feel at home.
Comfort is the guiding principle, which you sense the very moment you let yourself drop onto one of the quality beds, which are supplied by Jensen, a Norwegian bed manufacturer that is neither the largest nor the most high-profile brand on the market but nevertheless supplies the very best beds the hotel could find.
Then there are the armchairs. SKT. PETRI chose a design by Gubi Olsen, the man behind the prize-winning Danish design company GUBI. Not only does the chair offer visual edge but also the very best of seating comfort. And that’s the way SKT. PETRI has been furnished throughout – with unconventional choices and deep-dish comfort in mind.
In the heart of town
The hotel interiors are finely tuned to the exceptional modernist architecture of the now heritage listed building from 1933. A former department store, the building was designed by legendary Danish architect Wilhelm Lauritzen.
The skybridging windows in the lobby and restaurant offer views to the old Copenhagen ‘Latin Quarter’. Within easy walking distance from the hotel you find many of the city’s major attractions, such as the 350-year-old Round Tower, Copenhagen City Hall Square, and not least the neighbouring 500-year-old church of SKT. PETRI (Saint Peter) that lends its name to the hotel.
History and heritage aren’t the only attractions of the area. Copenhagen’s best cafés, boutiques and department stores are just around the corner in the quaint medieval streets, which along with the old university, local theatres and leafy parks make this one of the city’s most inspiring areas.
Morning, noon, evening– and night
The hotel itself adds flavour to the neighbourhood. “SKT. PETRI has become a magnet for artists, designers, musicians and other creative types who drop by and mingle,” Condé Nast Traveller noted. The ambiance and the friendly service have made the hotel’s café, restaurant and bar popular eateries and watering holes.
Café Petri is the perfect location for morning coffees and informal business meetings, serving everything from freshly squeezed juices and organic coffee to classic café menu choices made with Nordic ingredients. And at the laidback restaurant, CENTRAL KITCHEN, offering modern-day diners a high quality and easygoing dining experience in an ambiance of Nordic simplicity. At Bar Rouge friendly mixologists serve some the city’s most luscious cocktails and on selected evenings hotshot deejays turn up the beat. With its 24-hour offerings, there is a genuine sense of easygoing cool about SKT. PETRI.
Feels like home, only better
Hotel SKT. PETRI was recently acquired by Choice Hotels, but there is no imminent revolution in the pipeline. The core values and concept will remain unchanged and the hotel will constantly seek to find new ways to develop a unique approach to hospitality – with the staff taking centre stage. The staff members know every nook and cranny of the hotel and are passionately dedicated to the mission of making SKT. PETRI feel like home, only better.