Hilton is about to lose one of its few Nordic properties to Clarion (Nordic Choice) come April 1, 2017, when Hilton Copenhagen airport is exciting the chain.
Starwood lost the Kamp in Helsinki and the Le Meridien hotel in Copenhagen few years back. There is only one Hilton in Sweden and now none in Denmark or Norway but two in Iceland. Finland still has three Hilton hotels that were rebrands from the Scandic ownership times (one used to be InterContinental).
You can access Hilton Copenhagen’s website here.
Here’s the info that Hilton has up on its website:
Please note that as of 31st March 2017, Hilton Copenhagen Airport will cease to operate as a Hilton hotel. As a result, stays booked past this date will not accrue Hilton Honors points. Please contact the hotel direct in case of any questions.
EDIT: Hilton spokesperson has confirmed that both paid and award reservations are honored past the April 1, 2017, reflagging to Clarion.
Seems that the Nordic markets are very difficult for the international chains. I guess that consumers are not willing to pay the price premium that comes with staying at hotels such as Hilton and Starwood.
I have stayed at the Hilton Copenhagen airport couple of times during overnight transits. It is an OK hotel and rather pricey to what its offers beyond good airport access. Going to be interesting to see what the price is going to be under the Clarion brand.
It is unclear if award reservations are going to be honored past April 1. I have requested information from Hilton regarding this.