Bella Sky Comwell Hotel, Denmark
The Bella Sky Comwell Hotel is a four-star hotel located in the urban area of Ørestad in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The hotel was built at the site of the Bella Centre, Copenhagen's largest conference and exhibition venue. The entrance lobbies of the Bella Sky Comwell and the centre were merged to integrate the hotel into the complex. The hotel's construction began in September 2008, was completed in May 2011 and officially opened on 16 May 2011.
The 812-room Bella Sky Comwell is the largest hotel of its kind in Scandinavia. The 42,000m² building also adds congress facilities to the Bella Centre and hosts international events.
It was developed by Bella Centre in partnership with hotel chain Comwell, under a long-term agreement.
The hotel project cost Kr1.6bn ($301.2m) and is expected to generate about Kr300m annually, from 2015.
Bella Sky Comwell accommodation
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Bella Sky Comwell guestrooms are categorised into 102 individual rooms measuring between 17m² and 22m², 588 medium-sized rooms ranging between 24m² and 27m², 40 large rooms measuring between 24m² and 33m², 58 extra large rooms with an area of 34m² to 43m² and 24 extra extra large rooms measuring between 44m² and 50m².
The building has 86 corner rooms with slanted ceilings, seven rooms designated for disabled people and 38 disabled-access rooms. The top floor of the hotel is named Sky Floor and has VIP rooms offering panoramic views of the city. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise daylight.
The hotel tower has 20 rooms on the 17th floor called Bella Donna that are dedicated to women. It is the first in Europe to have rooms and amenities designed specifically for female guests.
Approximately 4,000 car parking spaces are located outside the hotel.
All rooms in the Bella Sky Comwell have free wireless internet, 32in to 40in flatscreen TVs, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, coffee and tea-making facilities and 24hr room service.
General hotel amenities include dry cleaning, fax/photocopying, luggage service, room service, concierge service, a currency exchange and car rental.
Dining at the Bella Sky Comwell
The Bella Sky Comwell has three restaurants, two bars, a 90-seat lobby lounge and a banqueting hall with seating for 300 guests.
A 110-seat sky bar on the 23rd floor serves breakfast to executive guests, and cocktails for events. The hotel employs about 175 staff. An à la carte restaurant called The Balcony is located on the mezzanine level that can accommodate 92 guests and features an open kitchen and Molteni stoves.
The Library restaurant is located on ground floor of the hotel.
An 850m² signature Comwell spa offers therapeutic treatments, massage power showers, heating beds, hot baths and steam saunas. The spa also houses a wellness centre.
The Bella Sky Comwell has 30 meeting and conference rooms in 1,250m² area, including a VIP room on the first floor for 12 guests, and two VIP rooms on the 23rd floor.
Six conference rooms are available that can accommodate 60 to 80 guests, while 23 small meeting rooms have capacities ranging from two to 42 guests. All rooms are equipped with IT and AV equipment.
The hotel provides access to three exhibition areas with 63 meeting rooms in the Bella Centre. It also has four auditoriums that can accommodate 310 to 930 people.
The theatre-style ballroom has the capacity for 224 people.
Bella Sky Comwell design
The Bella Sky Comwell is a landmark building with two 23-storey, 75m-high towers inclining 15° in opposite directions.
The hotel's proximity to an airport meant that flight safety regulations limited its maximum height, which necessitated an inclined design for the skyscraper.
The glass shard façade of the building breaks off along the towers, making a 20m slope difference from the top floor to the ground. A twist in the top floor of one of the towers, along with a ground floor twist, gives the structure the strength to cope with wind turbulence. The interiors are of a Scandinavian design.
Contractors for the Bella Sky Comwell
The Bella Sky Comwell was designed by Danish architects 3XN and Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter was the interior designer.
Designbrokers was contracted for purchasing furniture, fittings and equipment, decoration and selection of the hotel's interior designers.
Ramboll was the consulting engineer for structures, earthworks and sewers. The mechanical and electrical engineer was EKJ. NCC Construction was the general contractor and Carl Bro was responsible for construction management.