What: A hip Nordic haven of high-class hostelry with architectural pleasures and a happening bar scene.
Where: Overlooking the medieval streets of old Copenhagen, a turn-of-the-20th-century space brings together old-fashioned charm with very newfangled lines and cutting-edge comfort.
Why: A sleekly designed hotel in the heart of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter, the medieval part of this bright northern town, the First Hotel Skt. Petri is housed in a former early 20th-century department store, which was redesigned and refurbished by the studio of Danish architect Erik Møller in 2003. With a courtyard garden, fitness center and 268 rooms—of which 50 have a private terrace and 5 a private balcony—along with three different dining and drinking choices, from the hip Bar Rouge with its cocktails and live DJ to the calm, classy Café Blanc, which offers freshly baked bread, to the East-West fusion restaurant Bleu, a well-treated stay is ensured.