Hotel Kong Arthur is nestled in a small cobblestone nook, just off the road that runs around Copenhagen’s historic lakes. Located in the Nansensgade Quarter, the hotel is close to Torvehallerne, Copenhagen’s finest food marketplace, and close to Nørreport, Denmark’s busiest train and metro station. We strive for excellence in everything we do, from offering Copenhagen’s best spa to delivering heartfelt, dedicated service, and serving a Nordic breakfast that is just as delicious as it is sustainable. One of the mantras of Hotel Kong Arthur is: "Come as a guest, leave as family". This approach to guest treating combined with the cozy settings of the hotel, which includes a lit fireplace, comfy sofas and beautiful courtyards give Hotel Kong Arthur a special Copenhagen atmosphere.
Hotel Kong Arthur features a 3 storey conference center complete with 11 meeting rooms of high standard. The 11 meeting rooms suit both the private and intimate meeting suitable for few person to a larger meeting for up to 60 persons.
Climate has been one of our main concerns since the Climate Change Conference was held in Copenhagen in 2009. We started out managing our energy consumption by buying and destroying carbon credits corresponding to the amount of energy we emitted. Since then, we have implemented a number of initiatives that have so far reduced our line consumption by nearly 20 percent. Our electricity is supplied by a company specializing in green electricity, Modstrøm (www.modstroem.dk). They supply wind power from midnight to approximately 4 p.m. By that time, the daily supply of wind power is more or less used up, so Modstrøm buys power from Nord Pool[LLS1] , the Nordic power market. And we offset this consumption by buying carbon credits. We pay extra per kWh in order to offset the non-green power we consume from 4 p.m. to midnight.
In Copenhagen, district heating is supplied by Hofor. In summer, the cost is, for all intents and purposes, zero, but from October to April, we need to heat the hotels. In addition wind turbines, Hofor’s district heating comes from burning wood pellets from sustainable woods and waste incineration. According to Hofor, 80 percent of their heat will be carbon neutral by the end of 2019 – as existing power stations convert from coal to biomass. Hofor’s goal is to supply district heating that is 100 percent carbon neutral by 2025.
Our laundry services are provided by DFD, which continually improves the washing process by reducing their consumption of water, chemicals and electricity through initiatives like replacing old plumbing and updating machinery.
In general, we always choose to partner with companies that work actively to improve their sustainability.
Organic and Local Produce
The breakfast concept at Arthur Hotels is based on the New Nordic Food manifesto and is the first of its kind in Denmark. This is something we are quite proud of. We want to present our guests with the best of what of local area has to offer. Our assortment is a bit smaller than that of most other hotels, but the quality is much higher. The overall core values of our breakfast are fresh Nordic ingredients and sustainability. We favor organic produce, but only when it makes sense. Fortunately, we are able to purchase much of our organic produce locally.
To keep track of our purchases, we have developed a set of “dogma rules”. We prioritize in this order: 1) Organic local produce. 2) Conventional local produce 3) Organic produce from our nearest neighboring countries.