History of CopenhagenA Modern History

Palace Hotel Copenhagen was built in 1910 and has just completed a thorough refurbishment bringing it completely up to date. All rooms and suites are designed in a Scandinavian style, fulfilling every need, whether you need ample work space when you are here for business or a comfortable and exquisite room when you are visiting Copenhagen.

Today, Palace Hotel is a new hotel within an old frame. Various owners have since World War II added their personal touches to the modernisation of the hotel. In 1985 Palace Hotel was declared a historic landmark, and with the demand for preservation came also requirements to restore the hotel to its original appearance. Careful restorations inside have taken place in guest rooms, restaurant and bar. The future looks promising to the beautiful hotel in the heart of Copenhagen where old and new unite. The today interior is influenced by the hotel`s rich history with a striking, modern Scandinavian décor.



  Copenhagen Architect RosenThe sparkling professor and the tower

Back in the early 1900’s. Butcher Anders Jensen was a successful man and so was the architect he asked to design the hotel, Professor Anton Rosen, who was a reputable architect and a controversial person. July 15, 1910 marked a great day in the history of Copenhagen. The grand new hotel on Town Hall Square was inaugurated and a new and elegant restaurant opened its doors to the public. Copenhagen had now a manificent piece of architectur and a third tower.


  Copenhagen HistoryFrom Palads to Palace

In 1927 Anders Jensen sold the hotel to Valdemar Nielsen, who decided to change the name of the hotel from Palads to the more international ”Palace Hotel” and millions were spent on modernising and refurbishing the interior. In 1937 when the Danish-Norwegian hotelier Waldemar Jensen acquired the Palace Hotel and brought in his Hungarian architects to convert the Marble Garden into the “Ambassadeur”, the Palace Hotel became an entertainment establishment famous throughout Europe.


  History CopenhagenThe Golden Book

Shortly after the opening of the Palace Hotel in 1910 King Frederik VIII sent word to Anders Jensen that he intended to honour the hotel with a visit. This communiqué stirred up a great commotion, the red carpet was rolled out in front of the main entrance of the hotel where the public eagerly awaited the arrival of the King. Suddenly, Anders Jensen rushed to the concierge, “The book, remember the book!”. The Golden Book was brought out ready for the royal signature on page one. However, the King surprised everybody as he entered the hotel through the back door.

Another anecdote concerning the Golden Book brings us to November 29th 1958, the St. Andrews Ball, when two ladies noticed that a pretty young girl was about to affix her signature on the very same page as King Frederik VIII. They hurried to stop her, only to realize she was the heir apparent to the throne, Her Royal Highness Princess Margrethe! The signature was affixed thus making the Golden Book a valuable piece of history. Several Notabilities may be found in the Golden Book and to name but in chronological order: in 1912 Charles de Bourbon, Infant d’Espagne.

Have a look at the booklet "A modern History" of Palace Hotel Copenhagen
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