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The Krane – Copenhagen’s luxurious and unique industrial retreat

The Krane a unique industrial luxury design hotel

On the edge of Copenhagen’s industrial harbour of Nordhavn, stands a historic coal crane transformed into an ultimate retreat. The Krane, designed by Arcgency is a unique design hotel and a concept that I’ve not seen before. This 3 floored structure contains a spa, meeting room, terrace and a private suite. It’s so special that I had to see it for myself!

The Krane, Copenhagen's industrial retreat, hotel and spaThe Krane. A unique industrial hotel in Copenhagen.

The lounge room overlooking the harbour.

image courtesy of Menu/Arcgency

A modernist and mininal lounge room. The Krane, Copenhagen A modernist and mininal lounge room. The Krane, Copenhagen

This lounge is detatched from the main Krane room, secluded with an incredible view of the harbour and open water. A modernist cabin-like space with a cosy feel. Equiped with a Bang & Olufsen speaker, MENU lamps and cushions etc.

The Krane Copenhagen. hotel, spa and meeting room

An open air walk way divides the lounge and main Krane room. It’s quite a wide walk way with additional outdoor seating and feels very safe. Step out for some fresh air and enjoy the view!  The private suite consists of a large bed, dining area, kitchen, shower room and interior accessories to make you feel at home. Owner and visionary Klaus Kastbjerg created the concept keeping the interiors black throughout, paying homage to the crane’s previous life of loading coal. The aim was also to minimise and visual distraction and appreciate the surrounding views, all while feeling enveloped by the cosy black interior. It’s hard to make a crane feel cosy but Arcgency have done it! I’d quite happily move in.

The Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interior The Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interior

The Krane Copenhagen, industrial minimalism, design hotel

image courtesy of Menu/Arcgency

The Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interior

image courtesy of Menu/Arcgency

The Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interiorThe Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interiorThe Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interiorThe Krane Copenhagen. A unique design hotel with a dark minimal interior

There’s everything you need included toiletires and a well stocked mini bar. Including some Danish craft beer by Mikkeller who have designed a special label in collaboration with The Krane.

Mikkeller beer for the Krane design hotel

 

A view from the Krane Copenhagen

As part of the package when booking the hotel a driver will meet you at the airport or station in this Electric BMW car. Then you will be driven to the Krane and be given the keys to the car for the during of your stay.

The Krane CopenhagenThe Krane Copenhagen

One room I didn’t get chance to visit was the spa as it was in use. I’ll be saving that for another time. You can book treatments with Amazing Space independently to the Krane room, I’m thinking of booking a treatment, there are so many to choose from!

The Krane Spa Copenhagen

image courtesy of Menu/Arcgency

The GLASSBOX Meeting room. An inpressive space with panoramic views of the harbour and the waters edge. The long conference table (made up of 3 individual tables by Menu) sits 18 comfortably. The space also includes a Bang and Olufsen tv and coffee machine. There’s very little distraction in this room, other than the view, a great place to clear the mind and get work done.

The Krane meeting room CopenhagenThe Krane Meeting room Copenhagen

The Krane, copenhagen. A design hotel, meeting room and spa

An incredible redesign for a structure that otherwise would be torn down.

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Interior specifications;

Wooden floor walls and ceiling by Dinesen
Furniture and accessories by Menu, curated by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen 
Bathroom componants and fixtures by Vola and Duravit
Lighting by Anker & co
TV and Audio systems by Bang & Olufsen
Textiles and curtains by Kvadrat
Bed by Carpediem

Enquiries for The Krane room, sleep, spa and meet  – please email hello@thekrane.dk or visit www.hello@thekrane.dk

*All Photography/images © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

*otherwise credited press images from Menu/Arcgency stated in post

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8 Comments

  • Reply cate September 29, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Your photographs are stunning Hannah! What a special place to stay. x

    • Reply Hannah September 29, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Cate. It really is a special place!

  • Reply Candy Pop September 29, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    What an amazing space and location. I’d love to stay there! x

  • Reply Oldfashionedsusie September 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    What an incredible space! Truely at the cutting edge of the travel scene

  • Reply Kate September 29, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Oh I was reading about this place recently – it looks epic! How fab that you got to visit hun – love all your photos, beautifully captured xx

  • Reply Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy September 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Your photos are just gorgeous, they really capture just how unique this is! xx

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard September 29, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    What a fantastic idea. And stunning views. There is something similar in Bristol actually, but not as beautifully minimal of course. You should definitely book yourself a spa treatment.

  • Reply Stephanie October 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    What a fantastic idea for a place to stay, I love that you can use the little electric car too. Everything has been thought about and it looks so calming too.

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