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.