Denmark’s most accomplished sustainable luxury hotel in the trendy district Islands Brygge
Bryggen Guldsmeden is what Guldsmeden chooses to call Denmark’s most accomplished sustainable luxury hotel. With 212 rooms furnished and decorated in a unique Nordics-meet-Bali style and organic restaurant in the amazing area of Islands Brygge – a particularly charming area in itself, Bryggen Guldsmeden is within walking distance from the Islands Brygge metro station and the Copenhagen harbourfront, where locals and visitors gather during summertime to swim and hang out.
Luxurious simplicity, warm hospitality, an unpretentious atmosphere, and uncompromising sustainability are Guldsmeden Hotels´ guiding principles. The hotel features a cozy courtyard, a Bali-style pool, and fitness facilities.
All textiles – from bed linen to towels are made from sustainable eco and recycled materials. The fantastic showers not only guarantee a steady flow of perfectly temperate water but save between 50 and 90 percent of water consumption. The signature breakfast is organic AND sustainable. Wonderful iLoveEcoEssentials products are available in all rooms.
Most importantly, the Bryggen family promises to spoil you thoroughly throughout the day with loads of delicious organic food and drink, loving attention, and whatever else you may wish for - Ensuring that you enjoy staying in as much as going out!
The Green Globe and Green Key certified Guldsmeden Hotels are pioneers of sustainable hotel operation and set the highest standards for sustainability worldwide. During your stay, you will be a part of an inspiring and eco-friendly universe that recycle, reuse, and reduce whenever possible.
FOUNDED ON SUSTAINABILITY
Overall, sustainability for us is the fundamental element of our entire operation, and no decision is made, a production started, or a new process was introduced without the sustainability angle having defined it first. It is our first priority that sets all the goals.
We are committed to giving our guests a wonderful stay with as little negative environmental impact as possible, while contributing to the common pool of knowledge regarding sustainable practices within daily operations. As a company founded in an entrepreneurial spirit, we are in constant development – but our core strength will always be to provide a warm and personal experience, and to say goodbye to our guests having given them the satisfaction of a wonderful stay, a feeling of having been cared for, a wish to return – and hopefully a few good tips and ideas for a more environmentally sound everyday life.
So what do we do?
FOOD AND FOOD WASTE
We have a no-fly policy for all food and drink, giving you the assurance that we are not serving food that has been flown in. In terms of food waste, we measure and document all food waste twice a day, and the minimal food waste that we do have, is picked up by DAKA Refood, who turn it into biofuel.
We have replaced the ordinary shower systems with the revolutionary Orbital system, originally developed for the Mars mission. The system draws a small amount of water (2.7 liters) into a closed system at the beginning of each shower, heats it and sends it out through the shower head and down a grate where it is analyzed for polluting particles, cleaned, and sent through the system again. The system saves between 60-90 percent of water consumption, depending on the shower time.
When you add sustainability to the picture, it changes and there is a need for completely different routines when it comes to housekeeping. We start by entering each room with fresh eyes to gather an impression - what needs to be done here and what doesn´t. This applies, for instance, to the garbage bin, which is lined with a green biodegradable and compostable bag: we check out the contents and assess whether to replace the whole bag or whether to just lift out the items.
We choose to decorate outside of trends, as we do not want to replace usable furniture but use the furniture until it´s worn out. Therefore, natural materials are also prioritized as they age with grace and can bear a little wear and tear. Furniture is designed by and produced for us with FSC-certified wood and other natural, sustainable materials.