Villa Copenhagen – Denmark’s Remarkable Sustainable Hotel

Sustainable Travel - Villa Copenhagen

Currently, Denmark is considered the most climate-friendly country in the world. 

According to the United Nations, it has the most efficient policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent climate change. Denmark achieves 72.61 points out of a possible 100 points for its remarkable climate initiatives. 

Denmark’s mission to promote sustainability both socially, environmentally and politically, has definitely been portrayed throughout their hotels. 

Further,  the city has preserved over 70% of its nature, and over ⅔ of the hotels have received an Eco award. Using sustainable energy, transportation, preserving nature, their biodynamic farming, along with using organic ingredients have helped reach these goals.

Water wastage is another concern for the environment. The government has established methods and has been inspired from The Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plan globally, that includes a new process with simultaneous nitrification and denitrification to reuse and clean sewage water back into the cycle, with obvious procedures to clean it


The United Nations Environment Programme, as well as the Technical University of Denmark, constructed an energy-efficient center in the year of 2013. Many policies have been implemented to address the efforts of government, private, as well as public organizations to promote eco-friendly living, through out Denmark’s business community. 

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The Hotel

Located in Denmark, Villa Copenhagen, is not only a sustainable hotel, but also luxurious and unique, as it is filled with incredible original art. 

The Villa values luxury, happiness and being a sustainable hotel. They offer beautiful experiences, knowledge, and inspiration to live a healthy lifestyle. Villa Copenhagen takes responsibility for its environmental footprint whilst promoting sustainable living. Another factor that makes this hotel unique is the surroundings of nature, within the city, as well as diversity within a sustainable city.


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Environmental Impacts

This villa endures history from the 1912 Central Post & Telegraph Office, with its architecture and high-end features. By preserving the architectural heritage, it touts the cultural heritage and history. 

The Copenhagen has enhanced their building by using smarter energy use, as they plan to reduce 10% of their electric usage. Furthermore, they plan on reducing 20% of their heat consumption within the next four 4 years. They are also removing old windows, for insulated walls, doors, as well as roofs and they are turning roofs of many buildings into gardens, as well as solar energy sources. Denmark is also known for its wind turbines, alongside, their mission to preserve the environment, as well as lowering the cities temperatures of the surface.

Their source of power is sustainable, as well as their pool since it is run off of waste energy at the top of the building. Another impact they have made is the Earth Suite which is 100% recyclable, as they value the choice of materials used.

This sustainable hotel also offers Eco transportation, such as bikes, as the city has eliminated over 90 thousand tons of greenhouse gas emissions yearly. The city has also made sure to invest in electric cars. Denmark only promoted using cars for long-distance/on weekends. 85% of the city’s population will have electric or hydrogen-powered cars. 

Villa Copenhagen - Denmark's Remarkable Sustainable Hotel

Outside, the hotel has also made an impact in a number of ways, as they play a huge part in activism for local communities. Additionally, one of their goals is to promote Copenhagen on a global level, as well as the ideal for sustainable traveling. They are working towards accelerating SDGs.

Organic Food Mandate

Furthermore, the food and materials are more eco-friendly, as the company takes full responsibility for the environmental impact, whilst trying to find alternatives to help the environment. The team works with local organic farmers and suppliers to make sure, that the food served at Villa Copenhagen is of the best quality. On the rooftop is the Hidden Garden where flowers bloom, herbs are grown and honey bees produce their tasty honey for Villa Copenhagen. They also manage food waste using new technology to convert food waste into green energy.

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Social Impacts

People first

Denmark is known for being the happiest people worldwide. The sustainable hotel claims to be friendly, polite, as well as  luxurious at the same time. This shows that this hotel also values fulfilling customer’s needs, along with services. 

Villa Copenhagen values diversity in their employees from a variety of backgrounds, identities, as well as cultures. Additionally, they value their employees’ training and education. There are also initiatives in order to support employees’ wants and needs, as well as financial wellbeing. 

The owner, Petter Storadlen states “It’s more important to me that the hotel is bustling,” he says. “It’s better that locals come by to sit and have a coffee or a beer, than we have five stars. Luxury hotels can be quite exclusive, but I want a broad range of people to come.” The modern and outstanding hotel offers a wide range of activities and styles.  

Interesting Facts

  • The villa has used 2.2 tons of ocean waste/plastic and has built modern chairs for meetings, events, pop-ups e.t.c, within their hotels, with the help of a Danish designer and pioneer to create these chairs.
  • The globe saves 1.7 kilos of CO2 For every kilo of plastic waste that is recycled or reused. 

Design Contributions

Contributors include Danish architect Eva Harlou, who designed the sought-after Earth Suite, a fully sustainable suite entirely comprised of recycled materials and textiles with eco-friendly furniture by Mater Design; and Shamballa Jewels, a Danish fine jewellery brand that designed the remaining seven suites, including The Shamballa Master Suite, which is the most expensive suite in Denmark at US$8,100 per night, as well as two other spaces within the hotel, specifically The Courtyard and Old Boardroom.

Villa Copenhagen is also home to the city’s finest private art collection valued at more than US$2 million. With celebrated art curator Sune Nordgren at the helm, current artworks on display include pieces by local talent and celebrated international artists, including Jaume Plensa, Per Kirkeby, and Ian McKeever.

London-based luxury interior design house, Goddard Littlefair was called upon to transform the public areas of this former iconic building, originally designed in 1912 by architect Heinrich Wench in Neo-Baroque style, with the aim to accentuate the historic aspects of the building and its architecture while also introducing contemporary Nordic designs. These areas included the Pool Terrace, Wellness areas, Pre-function rooms and Event Breakout spaces, Meeting rooms and art filled staircases.

Villa Copenhagen - Denmark's Remarkable Sustainable Hotel

The Pool Bar is a relaxed and colourful haven with views over one of the Villa’s courtyards. The central focus, designed by Krook and Tjader Architects, is the pool which is heated 365 days a year by the excess heat produced by the kitchens fridges, making it sustainable. At 25m long, it is unique to the city. Epicurean designed & curated the surrounding terrace & pool, plus neighbouring wellness spaces, the gym & sauna. The Pool Terrace features tall corten steel Pergolas, a cocktail bar, comfortable seating for guests throughout the year.

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