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Bella Sky Comwell

Editor's Pick
Denmark 2300
Tel: 45 3247 3000's insider take:

This mammoth hotel in the suburb of Orestad, near the Copenhagen airport, flaunts a lot of impressive stats. When it opened in May 2011, it weighed in as Scandinavia's biggest hotel, with a veritable dream team of Euro architects and designers contributing to its creation. The Danish architectural team 3XN wins credit for the striking facade, composed of two leaning, swaying towers meant to resemble a pair of dancers. The interior's public spaces are almost as impressive, starting with an eye-popping reception area planted with an organic wall of sprouting wild grass and plants. Designed as much as an all-in-one entertainment complex as a hotel, the towers include five restaurants and bars, a massive spa, and guest rooms with Arne Jacobsen lamps, Hastens beds, and marble desks. But those 814 rooms, despite all that star power, are small and look out on the conference center the hotel was really meant to augment. If you are too jet-lagged to navigate the six miles into Copenhagen proper, settle for the penthouse Sky Bar, decked out with a piano and poufy lounge chairs; you can just make out the tantalizing skyline of the city from the picture windows.—Raphael Kadushin

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