Charlottehaven, located just off Strandboulevarden, was built by Finn Harald Simonsen and opened in 2001 with 178 rental apartments. Charlottehaven’s 44 hotel apartments were opened in 2004. In the late 1980s, Finn Simonsen purchased the so-called "Kryolitgrund" in Østerbro. The first building erected on this site was Tietgens Have, which for many years housed the SKAT (the Danish Tax Authority) etc.
Ten years later development of the site continued in association with the architects Boje Lundgaard and Lene Tranberg, and the 178 apartments were built. The building was named "Charlottehaven" after Finn Simonsen’s wife, Charlotte Bergsøe Simonsen.
Finn Harald Simonsen was inspired by his many years abroad and the idea behind Charlottehaven was to create an elegant environment for sustainable and inspiring activities. He wanted to provide Østerbro with a unique centre, where users could exercise, stay in serviced apartments, dine and entertain both privately and professionally.
Today Charlottehaven implements many sustainable activities. We support Save the Children, help local homeless people and in many ways are active in the fight against cancer.
Charlottehaven is beautifully complemented by its gardens, which were designed by the landscape architect, Stig Andersen. The building and the gardens have both received many awards for their stylish and functionalist design.
Many people will also be familiar with Finn’s grandfather, Harald Simonsen, who was responsible for the construction of many buildings in Copenhagen in the 1930s and 1940s. For more than 80 years Finn Harald Simonsen and his family have been a by-word for contemporary housing, including: Hostrups Have, Axel Møllers Have and Lindevangsgården in Frederiksberg; Svanemøllegården, Ulfsgård and Ringkøbinggården in Østerbro; Allerød Have; and ABC Huset.
It is Charlottehaven's intention to be known as the deluxe alternative of choice, when it comes to training, conferences, café food, accommodation and other experiences in Denmark's capital city.
- Charlottehaven's image is synonymous with luxury and elegance
- We are attentive and service-minded
- Our focus is on comfort and health