EXCLUSIVE: Inside The Boutique Luxury Of Copenhagen’s First Hotel Mayfair

This charming jewel in the crux of the city is not only approved but beloved by many.

Tucked in the heart of Copenhagen’s ultra-popular Vesterbro neighborhood is a boutique gem that any traveler would be delighted to call home.

Don’t be fooled by its name, First Hotel Mayfair isn’t British but a vibrant branch of the Norwegian First Hotels chain. Known for its accessibility to personalized services, and unique designs in every room, First Hotel Mayfair embraces travelers with the sweetest touches. Ranging from thoughtfully explaining where to go for eating, drinking, seeing and shopping on a carefully pinpointed map; to striking up an interesting conversation with staycationers waiting for cabs.

For anyone who wants to hang with the in-crowd, First Hotel Mayfair couldn’t be more well situated. In transport, it’s only minutes away from the city’s main railway station: Copenhagen Central Station. For sightseeing, it neighbors the famous Tivoli Gardens and the Museum of Copenhagen. For eating and drinking, the up-and-coming Meatpacking District is merely a few steps away where the trendiest restaurants and bars attract both locals and travelers who know when the good times roll around.

Torben Lund Jensen, First Hotel Mayfair’s General Manager, explains the history and rise of the soaring neighborhood:

Even though we’re in the old Red Light District, it doesn’t mean that the area is unsafe. The apartments around here are very expensive with many good restaurants and boutiques to showcase this is where things happen.

Since the price tag for rooms span from USD $165 – $300+ depending on a cozy standard option or a spacious luxury suite, First Hotel Mayfair also attracts a large spectrum of travelers. Its 203 rooms welcome honeymooners looking for a boutique getaway, retirees yearning for quiet relaxation, backpackers indulging in attainable luxury, families that travel with children, business travelers needing conference rooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also captivates female solo travelers searching for vibrantly decorated rooms that deliver comfort and safety.

In addition to a brand new fitness center and modernized conference rooms, First Hotel Mayfair also offers plenty of amenities that help guests stay connected. Although having Wi-Fi at free of charge isn’t a surprise nowadays, it’s still a pampered bonus when it runs speedily throughout the entire hotel. A trip to Copenhagen isn’t complete without exploring the city by bikes, hence the hotel’s rentable bicycles service is a much appreciated perk.

The in-house restaurant – Boston Grill – serves up juicy steaks, fresh lobsters and a mean burger with juices drizzling down the buns. In the morning, First Hotel Mayfair delivers a complete breakfast which stays true to the naturally-sourced Copenhagen cuisine currently attracting foodies from around the world. To start the day right, the breakfast buffet is filled with selected organic products sure to ignite an energy boost.

Walking through the hotel lobby embellished by beautiful European and Asian art, each staff member carries a personable and laid-back attitude which truly reflects upon Copenhagen’s easy-going culture. Such amiable trait is an approach that Jensen emphasizes with his staff:

Copenhagen culture is a very laid-back attitude. They’re used to handling a lot of things: work and family. People are used to earning a lot of money, and being taxed a lot as well. Doctors are free, education is free. People are happy here, because their security is met and knowing that everything is going to be okay.

Indeed, one feels that everything will be okay once entering the doors of First Hotel Mayfair. This charming jewel in the crux of the city is not only approved but beloved by many. Experience it yourself, and you’ll understand why.

Photo: First Hotel Mayfair

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Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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