Room 606, Royal Copenhagen
SAS ROYAL COPENHAGEN
Room 606 is the only hotel room with the original Arne Jacobsen décor from July 1960 when the hotel first opened its doors. With the grey, blue-green colours, the wengé wood and a selection of the most representative furniture designed for the hotel, this room takes its visitors to another time and place. Room 606 functions as a regular guestroom and is a must for Arne Jacobsen fans and design lovers. 606 offers state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen TV and Royal Club amenities.
Hotel guests with an interest in design are welcome to visit Room 606, when it is available. Arne Jacobsen designed the famous Egg and Swan chairs for the Royal as well as the lesser known and rare Drop chair. The room features other details like built-in makeup mirrors, radio and intercom system.
The Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen was designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen for the airline Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) between 1956 and 1960. It was the largest hotel in Denmark when it was completed in 1960 and was the first skyscraper in Copenhagen. It is located in the heart of the city, close to Tivoli and the central station.
The entire hotel from the exterior facade through to the stainless-steel cutlery used in the restaurant and the Swan and Egg chairs gracing the lobby have been designed by famous Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen. Since most of his work has been replaced by coporate standard fabrics and furniture, the hotel is referred to as Jacobsens Lost Gesamtkunstwerk. Only a single room has been kept in the original design. It has all of the original, green furniture and the wood panels on the wall. This room, with the number 606, is still available for booking.
Arne Jacobsen in front of the building under construction.
During the design phase sketches of the building where published in Danish newspapers. Critics feared a destruction of the traditional skyline of Copenhagen. The structure is twenty stories high and it became a defining characteristic of Copenhagen's skyline. The structure was inspired by New York Park Avenue buildings, namely Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Lever House. The building's sense of lightness emanates from its Lever House-inspired form with a two-story base supporting its lofty "punch card" tower. The effect is also enhanced with the architect's placing of "thin aluminum mullions and the pale glass pandrels, and avoids appearing as a dominant foreign object in conflict with its surrounds."
It was renamed the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in 1994, when SAS bought a share in the foreign division of Radisson hotels. When SAS sold their share, it kept his old name even though all other Hotels where renamed "Radisson Blu" instead of "Radisson SAS" in 2009.
Its general manager is Roy. A. Kappenberger, the son of the first general manager. More...