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TRAVEL - INTERVIEW

Interview with Karen Nedergaard, General Manager at Andersen Hotel from Copenhagen

Andersen Hotel is located in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. Concept 24 is the most distinguishing feature of the award-winning Luxury Boutique Hotel. I asked Karen Nedergaard about Andersen Hotel and their services.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Andersen Hotel Wonderful Room

Andersen Hotel Wonderful Room

TRAVEL - INTERVIEW

by Melisa Kaya

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Anderson Hotel aims to provide guest satisfaction at the top level by unique services. Concept 24, Honesty Bar, Handy, Organic Breakfast and Wine Hour are some of these. By the Concept 24 service, there is no previously specified check-in and check-out times, the room is yours for 24 hours. And Green Key Certified Anderson Hotel has been sustaining their responsibilities to save the Earth with their Green Concept. In order to learn more about Anderson Hotel and Copenhagen, I asked Karen Nedergaard, General Manager at Andersen Hotel.

Karen Nedergaard, General Manager at Andersen Hotel from Copenhagen

Karen, before start talking about Andersen Hotel, could you tell us about yourself? Who is Karen Nedergaard?

I am out of a hotel family and 3. generation running our hotels. I am passionate about hospitality and love my work. Very proud of our achievements especiall your Great Place to Work nominations. We were #3 in our category 2017.

Andersen Hotel is located in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. Could you briefly tell us about your location and its advantages for your guests?

Located in Vesterbro, Andersen Hotel is only 200 meters from Copenhagen Central Train Station, and within easy walking distance of ‘Strøget’, the world’s longest walking street. Vesterbro is a hip and vibrant neighbourhood next to the MeatpackingDistrict, one of the few authentic meatpacking districts, where skilled butchers worked for generations in the white, grey and brown buildings. Today the MeatpackingDistrict has been occupied by restaurants, cafés, and Galleries. A large open area, it’s well-known for its many restaurants with a high gastronomic standard, nightclubs, and small galleries. Vesterbro also boast sits own charming foodie street, Værnedamsvej - a gourmet’s paradise with artisan food shops, bars, restaurants, and cafés.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Cool Room

Could you tell us about the Andersen Hotel and the overall concept?

Our goal is to provide each guest with a memorable service – we want all our guests to leave happy and wanting to return. Molton Brown amenities, Concept24 (late Check-out no extra charge), Concept Green, Wine-Hour, OrganicBreakfast, free coffee all day, bike rental.

Winner of “Luxury Boutique Hotel” Denmark by “World Luxury Hotel Award” from 2014-1017.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Brilliant Room

Andersen Hotel the boutique-style hotel that focuses on design. Could you tell us about your design concept?

Our 69 uniquely-decorated rooms and suites feature wallpaper, cushions, and curtains by the international brand Designers Guild. The interiors of all the rooms are bright, bold and young - feel free to choose from one of our three color schemes.

Andersen Hotel offers four different room types that smartly named. Could you tell us about your rooms and their features?

PRINCESS: A stunning combination of vibrant purple and striking fuchsia provides an elegant, yet warm atmosphere.

MERMAID: Complementary shades of vivid turquoise and lime reflect the soothing elements of Water.

EMPEROR: Calming blue and rich magenta add a touch of almost regal luxury.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Breakfast Restaurant

Every morning you welcome your guests with an organic breakfast. One of your unique services is Wine Hour. Could you tell us the details?

The complimentary organic Breakfast Buffet is popular with Danish pastries, Herring, and an extensive organic tea menu.

Our daily Wine-Hour Social Hour is a with complimentary wine. It is very cozy ”HYGGE” and our guests enjoy the relaxing time with other guests, chess or reading in our international design magazines.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Lobby

Please tell us about your other services and amenities. How could your guests spend time at Andersen Hotel?

Our hotel bike rental is very popular in summer.

RUNNING - save 20% on your individual running tour with a private guide. In cooperation with Running Copenhagen, we can tailor a route to meet your needs.

HOT BIKRAM – We offer Bikram yoga classes in a neighbourhood Studio Vesterbro. Ask at reception and we’ll make a booking for you. We offer towels, water, and a yoga mat.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel

What can your guests do when they step out of the Andersen Hotel and step into the streets of Copenhagen?

Vesterbro is a fun and vibrant neighbourhood. Visit the MeatpackingDistrict, ”Reffen” Street Food Market or beautiful Castle Rosenborg. Or take the train to Louisiana Museum og Modern Art.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Lobby

Which services and features of Andersen Hotel make it different from other hotels in Copenhagen?

Our unique CONCEPT24 simply means more time for you in your room to get the most out of your stay in Copenhagen. The room is yours for 24 hours from check-in to check-out.

If you arrive at 5 pm you may keep your room until 5 pm on the day of departure - at no extra charge, if you have booked directly via our booking engine on the website, per email or telephone +45 3331 4344...

CONCEPT GREEN - we are Green KeyCertified and wish to further reduce our impact on the environment. Therefore you receive a gift if you decline housekeeping during your stay e.g. a free bike for the day, specialty almonds or a bar voucher.

Honesty Bar: Make your own drink and pay upon departure.

Handy: free to use a smartphone

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Wonderful Room

What kind of additional services do you offer for business travelers?

Free wi-fi for all our guests, special rates on parking in a local garage, concierge services, free coffee to go, online access to New York Times, Honesty Bar, Late check-out free of charge, bike rental, multilingual staff and Danish Hygge.

Handy Smartphones in all rooms enjoy free local & international calls and worldwide roaming.

Cutting edge technology breaks barriers in the guest experience with smart-room automation. Combined with mobile connectivity, a hyper-personalized experience is delivered to next-generation travelers.

Handy is a complimentary amenity that offers hassle-free travel with 24/7 connectivity to hotel guest services anytime, anywhere.

Nespresso machine in all rooms and free Nespresso machine to use 24/07 in the lobby lounge.

Honesty Bar: Make your own drink and pay upon departure.

If our guests choose the staircase, they will be rewarded with water, cookies, and candy.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Brilliant Room

How can travelers make their individual or business/group reservations? Do you have any advantage packs that you offer to your regular and long-term guests?

Direct bookings are always best. Free Air luggage (free pick-up of luggage and transport to the airport),
SAVE 30% on Parking,
Concept24, more time for you.

Which is the top season for travelers who want to visit Copenhagen? What is the reason?

Summer because of the weather - Christmas because of the Markets and New Year's Eve because we have the best parties.

Andersen Hotel

Andersen Hotel Cool Single

What are the most famous attractions near you?

Tivoli Gardens 5 min. Walkaway.

If you have only one weekend in Copenhagen as a first-time visitor, in this limited time, what are the best things to do?

Canal tours
Rosenborg Castle
Glyptoteket Museum
”Reffen” Street Food

How do you describe Copenhagen in one sentence?

Cool Hygge with gourmet food and happy people.

What do you think about Social Media? How can our users follow Andersen Hotel?

We love Social Media and are active on Instagram (@andersenhotel), Facebook (@AndersenHotelCopenhagen), and Pinterest (@andersenhotel).

Thank you Karen.

For more information, please visit website of Andersen Hotel





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