The family-run Absalon Hotel Group has been operating hotels in Copenhagen
for over 75 years, but their Andersen Hotel breaks the classic Danish mold with a retro 1970s feel, Philippe Starck furnishings, and bold patterns and pops of color. It’s only fitting, really, considering the neighborhood. Vesterbro was Copenhagen’s meatpacking district and is now a trendy, gritty, up-all-night hot spot, with acclaimed restaurants and chic boutiques sitting side by side with sex shops. With its 24-hour concierge and vibrant decor, the Andersen fits right in, even offering guests the choice between street-facing rooms that feel right in the thick of it and courtyard-facing rooms that offer a quieter night. As far as hotels go, it isn’t flush with amenities, but that suits the neighborhood just fine. Everything you need is right on your doorstep.