Airport hotel: Major upgrade and new name

The Hilton hotel at Copenhagen Airport is to be upgraded at a cost of DKK 70 million and renamed the Clarion.

Written 31.01 2017

From 1 April 2017, the Hilton hotel at Copenhagen Airport will be known as the Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport. At the same time, the hotel will undergo an extensive upgrade of its rooms, restaurant, conference facilities and lobby.

The hotel’s owner, Copenhagen Airports A/S, has entered into a partnership with the Nordic region’s leading hotel operator, Nordic Choice Hotels, which will take over the operation of the hotel as part of its high-end brand, Clarion Hotel.

“The hotel is important for many of our travellers. It’s therefore vital for us that it is even more reflective of the Nordic feel and high quality that we want to offer those travellers. Nordic Choice Hotels can deliver that, and I’m certain we’ve found the right partner,” says Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airports A/S.

Thomas Woldbye thanked Hilton for its collaboration since the hotel opened in 2001, adding: “We’ve enjoyed a excellent collaboration with Hilton, which has operated the hotel professionally and with a high standard, and we’re delighted that the skilled employees will be able to continue under the new Clarion brand.”

Nordic Choice Hotels is Scandinavia’s largest operator of airport hotels, and on taking over the operation of the hotel it will undertake a major upgrade:

“Clarion Hotel is our high-end chain with a strong full-service concept, and it sets a high standard for design, interiors, art, food and drink. It’s our ambition that this hotel should be reborn as an even bigger success. Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport has been crowned Sweden’s best business hotel and Europe’s most luxurious airport hotel, and experiences from there will benefit the hotel at Copenhagen Airport,” says Petter A. Stordalen, owner of Nordic Choice Hotels.

Clarion Hotel, one of the best-known hotel chains in both Norway and Sweden, has been crowned best hotel chain in Sweden for the past seven years.

Facts about the Clarion Copenhagen Airport Hotel

  • Nordic Choice Hotels will take over the running of the Hilton Copenhagen Airport hotel on 1 April 2017.
  • The hotel will be part of Nordic Choice Hotels’ high-end brand, Clarion, and in future will be known as the Clarion Copenhagen Airport Hotel.
  • Nordic Choice Hotels operates 190 hotels in the Nordic and Baltic regions, of which 76 are Clarion hotels.
  • The hotel will be upgraded, including a full refurbishment of the rooms, conference facilities, lobby and restaurant. The upgrade will cost DKK 70 million.
  • Clarion will introduce its restaurant concept, “Kitchen & Table By Marcus Samuelsson”. Samuelsson, a world-renowned chef with restaurants around the world, including in New York, is famous for being the favourite chef of former US President Barack Obama.

About Nordic Choice Hotels

Nordic Choice Hotels is one of the largest hotel groups in the Nordic region with 190 hotels and 13,000 employees in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. The company markets the chains Comfort Hotel, Quality Hotel and Clarion, as well as 21 stand-alone hotels.

Petter Anker Stordalen, born in 1962, is a Norwegian hotel owner, property developer and investor. At the age of 24 he became manager of a shopping centre in Trondheim, and at the age of 34 he opened his first hotel. Over a 10-year period, he then created one of the Nordic region’s leading hotel groups under the name Nordic Choice Hotels.

About Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport is the Nordic region’s largest airport. In 2016, more than 29 million people passed through the airport on one of its 165 direct international routes, of which 36 are to destinations outside Europe. The airport is currently undergoing a DKK 20 billion expansion to create capacity for 40 million passengers a year. The investment in upgrading the hotel is additional to this sum.

Further information

Nordic Choice Hotels: contact the Communications Department at Nordic Choice Hotels by calling +47 40 21 81 45 or e-mailing christine.viland@choice.no.

Copenhagen Airport: contact CPH Press by calling +45 32 31 28 00 or e-mailing cphpresse@cph.dk.