I frequently post about Scandic, the largest Nordic hotel operator. They have had a commitment to sustainability since 1993 and in 1996 began phasing out single-use plastic. In 2008 they began serving local water in sustainable, refillable bottles designed especially for Scandic. Today, almost 98 percent of its hotels use renewable electricity.
I just recently learned that Scandic opened its largest hotel to date in Copenhagen, Denmark—Scandic Spectrum. It has 632 rooms and is certified according to the Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s tough new requirements. Scandic Spectrum offers modern facilities with a Nordic touch.
Scandic Spectrum offers a large wellness area inspired by the Nordic forests, fjords, and mountains. Here, guests can enjoy the 25-meter pool, steam room, a Rasul thermal mud experience and a variety of spa treatments featuring natural and sustainable products.
Scandic Spectrum will focus on reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions, increase the use of eco-labeled cleaning products and reduce food waste.
Plant-Based Dining Experience
On the top floor at the Ansvar – Greenery Lab restaurant, Chef Martin Sørensen, who previously worked at Michelin star restaurant Noma, Copenhagen and Restaurant Amador, Germany, has created a plant-based dining experience that is based on organic, local ingredients and alternative proteins and features vegetables and herbs from the restaurant’s urban garden. With a focus on sustainability, even the drink menu is organic, and the tableware is sourced from sustainable suppliers.
The other more relaxed and informal restaurant, Nordbo, which is located on the ground floor, is inspired by a Nordic lifestyle, and focuses on “hygge”, warmth and fire. Nordbo serves seafood, pizza and pasta made from predominately local ingredients as well as its own charcuterie.
Scandic Spectrum was designed by Dissing + Weitling, with Space Copenhagen responsible for the interiors inspired by the Nordic lifestyle. The design references both nature and the historic industrial harbor nearby. This is evident in the choice of materials such as glass, concrete, and steel while the natural beauty of the Nordics is present in the use of stone, wood, and a muted palette and not least on the rooftop terrace and in two lush courtyards on the ground floor.
Go to Scandic Spectrum.