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Denmark has long been at the forefront of modern design and to see Danish design at its most iconic, check in at the Radisson SAS Royal (Hammerichsgade 1, doubles from 2,299 DKK a night).

It was designed entirely by the legendary Arne Jacobsen, from its skyscraper-style exterior down to its furniture, door handles, and even the cutlery in the restaurant. Since its opening in 1960, the rooms have been refurbished in contemporary Danish style, but classic chair designs such as the Egg and the Swan still grace the hotel where they made their first public appearance.

First Hotel Skt Petri (Krystalgade 22, doubles from 2,096 DKK) is another tribute to Scandinavian elegance, with an interior that is airy, light and very white. Rooms on the fifth and sixth floors have wonderful views across the medieval steeples and tiled rooftops of the Latin Quarter. It is worth noting that the hotel's funky Bar Rouge is open until 2am and can be noisy at the weekend. Read full article »