Copperhill Mountain Lodge
|Copperhill Mountain Lodge|
Copperhill Mountain Lodge at the top of the Förberget Mountain in Åre
|Opening||December 8, 2008|
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||112|
|Number of restaurants||2|
The Copperhill Mountain Lodge is a design hotel on the top of the Förberget Mountain in Åre, Sweden. The hotel opened on December 8, 2008, and is currently one of five hotels in Sweden, and the only mountain hotel in Scandinavia referred to as a Design Hotel. The hotel has 112 rooms and suites, with a total of 420 regular beds and 160 extra beds. It is directly connected to the Åre ski area with its own platter lift, the Copperhill Express.
The hotel is designed by American architect Peter Bohlin. It was originally supposed to consist of co-op apartments, but there was only little interest from buyers. In September 2007, construction was suspended as the main investor, Vanilla Ventures, had financial problems. Dutch venture capitalists Peter Cat and Frans Scholten later entered the project under condition that Vanilla Ventures dropped out of the project.
When the hotel opened in 2008, the project cost had grown to SEK 730 million, exceeding the original budget with about 230 million. Thus, the project ended up in a financial difficulties shortly after its grand opening and is currently undergoing financial reconstruction. On February 23, 2009, the investors applied for bankruptcy protection, and on April 26, the hotel was closed with all its staff being laid off.
- Åres nya fjällhotell utvalt för sin design, Copperhill Mountain Lodge website.
- 70 nya jobb till Åre – rekryteringen startar med webbtest och casting, Copperhill Mountain Lodge website, September 3, 2008.
- Snabba fakta, Copperhill Mountain Lodge website.
- Vinterns nyheter 2008-2009, SkiStar official website.
- Holländare tar över Årehotell, Länstidningen i Östersund.
- Nytt lyxhotell i knipa, TT via Dagens Nyheter, January 28, 2009.
- Lyxhotell i Åre varslar samtliga, Dagens industri, April 15, 2008.
- Choice Hotels buys Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre, Copperhill Mountain Lodge website.