Construction of Comwell's largest hotel has been delayed

5. august 2019

Comwell's largest and first hotel in Copenhagen, Comwell Copenhagen Portside, will not be ready for opening in August 2020, as first estimated. The construction schedule has been delayed by five months, which is why the inauguration has been postponed until January 2021.

Although the building of Comwell Copenhagen Portside is starting to tower in Nordhavn in Copenhagen, the building contractor, KPC, together with Comwell Hotels, has decided to postpone the opening of the hotel for half a year.

The reason is that the excavation and construction of the basement has taken longer than originally anticipated.

”It is of course deeply regretful that we have to postpone the opening. But together with the contractor KPC, we had to face the fact that the first plans with the tight schedule was not realistic,” says group manager Peter Schelde.

Peter Schelde is understanding of the contractor's building process, which is otherwise going according to plan. But adds that the group had been looking forward to the inauguration next summer.

”There has been a great amount of advance interest in Comwell Copenhagen Portside already. So we were naturally looking forward to opening its doors next year. But a building of this magnitude takes time. So we are now looking forward to welcoming our guests from January 2021.”

Hotel in a new emerging district
Comwell's Copenhagen Portside is being built in the Trælastholmen neighbourhood, between the marina behind the Svanemølle Plant and Copenhagen International School at Skudehavnen. The location will have water on three sides and a view overlooking the Øresund, and is an attractive and vibrant new district in the heart of Copenhagen.

The hotel will be Comwell's first hotel in the Copenhagen area and is designed by the award-winning architectural firm, Arkitema Architects, who have drawn inspiration from the harbour’s historic warehouses. The hotel will offer 484 rooms, 18 conference and meeting rooms, a restaurant and a bar.

AP Pension and the Finnish pension fund, Keva have entered into a joint venture collaboration and are behind the financing of the hotel in Nordhavn. The total investment in the new hotel is more than DKK 500m.