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Luxury is the new road to success

Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen has established itself successfully with lightning speed as a new, exclusive destination in the ever-expanding Copenhagen conference market.

Copenhagen has in recent years gained a position as Europe’s eighth biggest conference city, according to ICCA (2012). But in the wake of the success the city's hotels have increased their capacity dramatically, causing some well-established hospitality providers to suffer under the market shakeup. So naturally, new operators have no guarantee of success.

Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen has no reason to complain nevertheless. The new and exclusive establishment offering sea views, golf and spa facilities just 30 minutes’ drive from Copenhagen has achieved almost overnight success. Just 4 months after its relaunch, the castle has enjoyed an overwhelming interest from organisers seeking to host meetings and events in the luxurious modern conference facilities, and already several periods in the 2014 calendar are completely sold out.

"We are very proud of the great interest the relaunch of the castle enjoys. At a time when many in the industry are still affected by the crisis it is amazing to see how highly prioritised and appreciated our exclusive facilities are," said Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen’s CEO, Michael Telling, who continues: “However, we are still not fully booked so there are still plenty of opportunity to host meetings within the castle’s historic walls thanks to the unique promotional offering the castle has introduced on selected days in 2014, on the occasion of the successful following we have now achieved.”

Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen offers 6 modern conference rooms for up to 112 participants and 62 luxury rooms, a restaurant, golf facilities and a spa.

Read more about the promotional offering.

Castle history

The original Kokkedal Castle was erected as an aristocratic summer estate in 1746 and was designed by architect Johan Gottfred Rosenborg, who also created the Odd Fellow Mansion in Copenhagen. The historic owners of the castle include co-founder of the East Asiatic Company Jens Frederik Horsens Block (1864),  who extensively remodelled the manor, and Chamberlain and former Admiral Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu (1910).

Kokkedal Castle opened as a hotel in 2011 and today operates under the name Kokkedal Castle Copenhagen. In 2013, the castle was acquired by the M Goldschmidt Group, which was founded in 1979 by Mikael Goldschmidt. The 25 wholly or partly controlled subsidiaries of the Group employ a staff of 1,350, mainly in Denmark. The Group’s total annual turnover currently amounts to DKK 1.6 billion and the equity exceeds DKK 2 billion.