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Nothing but Favourite Places in Munich

Enthusiasm is the best selling point and the team of the Munich Convention Bureau and their booth partners are already buzzing with excitement. Only natural considering the excellent product they are presenting: the Bavarian capital of Munich.

One of the new things about Munich that attracts visitors’ attention to leading trade fairs and conventions as soon as they reach the city: “Munich Welcomes" flags greet the visitors at the major conference hotels, in the city centre and at the exhibition sites, and attest to the cosmopolitan flair of the city.

One top news item is the extension of the Messe München trade fair site with the addition of two new exhibition halls as of fall 2018 and in 2019 the new Conference Center Nord. 2019 should also see the commissioning of the Science Congress Center Munich on the campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Garching.

Extensive renovation work on the tradition-rich brewery restaurant “Paulaner am Nockherberg” was completed in February 2018. The location now combines authentic Munich pub culture with a bright new look. Its event rooms have capacities ranging from 30 to 3,000 people.

The hotel landscape has become more diverse with many new openings including, in the 5-star range, the Hyatt-Andaz in Munich Schwabing. To the newcomers in other categories to the east of the city centre belong the Hotel Hyperion, the Holiday Inn Munich Leuchtenbergring and the Holiday Inn Munich City East. The Hampton by Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn are situated to the west. The Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Munich-Garching will be opened in the new Science Congress Center of the TUM in Garching.

In fall, after comprehensive refurbishing and extension, the INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort Munich will be opening its doors in Unterschleissheim at the gates of Munich as the largest hotel and conference centre in southern Germany.

The Best of Munich – Booth Partners of the Munich Convention Bureau

Seven hotels, three event agencies, three event locations and one transfer company are presenting their products and services at the booth of the Bavarian capital of Munich in Las Vegas: The Allianz Arena, the home stadium of the FC Bayern soccer club; the Messe München Locations and the Munich Olympiapark; the hotels 25hours, Bayerischer Hof, Platzl, INFINITY, Marriott Munich, The Charles and Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski; the agencies Welcome, MR Congress and Weichlein Tours & Incentives; and Interline Limousine Network Munich.

They all stand for the special Munich flair, cult locations and being part of the city's life. One iconic spot, for example, is the Munich Olympiapark, whose spectacularly daring architecture still has people standing in awe. FC Bayern fan or not, even if you have only the tiniest spark of interest for soccer, you are bound to experience a hair-raising moment in the gigantic round structure of the Allianz Arena. If you are looking for a location with an athletic spirit for your event, both sports facilities are spot on.

The location, the location, the location – the mantra of every real estate expert also holds true for event planners. With Messe München Locations as your partner you have the choice of four top venues with optimum accessibility consisting of a total of 18 halls, over 200,000 square metres of exhibition space and 414,000 square metres of open-air grounds.

Living Where It's Happening

Just step outside and be in the middle of Munich life – visitors to the metropolis on the Isar river value the diversity of the urban quarters and the excellent infrastructure. Thus many hotels are also located at some of Munich's most vibrant sites and offer first-rate conference and event facilities.

Consider the Hotel Bayerischer Hof on the Promenadeplatz, for example; there you can step out of the conference room and take a break for a workout or being pampered in the Blue Spa and at the same time enjoy the breathtaking view over the roofs of Munich. The 25hours Hotel München “The Royal Bavarian” is at home where Munich shows its gritty urban side and traffic streams cross: right at the main station. One thing is for sure, the fairytale King Ludwig II would have loved the fanciful, royal Bavarian style with which the former post office building has been turned into a place to be.

A spot which is at the top of every Munich visitor's list is the Platzl. Here, where the heart of the Bavarian capital's “Gemütlichkeit” and hospitality beats, is the home of the tradition-rich Platzl Hotel Munich with the Viktualienmarkt and other Munich sights just a few minutes walk away. On Munich's noblest shopping street, the Maximilianstrasse, reside those who choose the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich as event location. For opera fans, theatregoers and art lovers Munich's temples of the Muses are just around the corner.

The Hotel Marriott Munich in the legendary quarter of Schwabing is easily accessible. No matter how tight an agenda you have, you should always find time for a relaxing walk in the English Garden to watch the surfers on the Eisbach brook, for example.

You can also feel the pulse of the city in The Charles Hotel Munich situated in the Sophienstrasse not far from the main station and affording a charming view of the Old Botanical Garden. Adjacent to the north is the Museum Quarter with its world-famous collections: the Königsplatz with the Antikensammlung (classical antiquities) and the Glyptothek (Greek and Roman sculptures); the three Pinakothek art galleries, the Brandhorst Collection…

After completion of its metamorphosis, the INFINITY Hotel & Conference Resort Munich in Unterschleissheim, in the north of Munich, now stands magnificent in a new and exciting design. Its core and communication centre is the bar and restaurant area with all sorts of interior scenarios from stylishly glamorous to comfortably rustic.

Tapping Insider Knowledge

On the lookout for the hottest insider tips, the latest pop-up locations, the best caterer? Event agencies with many years of experience and wired to the conference business can establish the right contacts and organise Wow! events that leave a lasting impression.

Weichlein Tours + Incentives headquartered in Munich and Berlin have been successfully operating on the German market since 1956. The agency combines the latest knowledge about new places, trends and activities with over six decades of experience.

Munich is the base of DMC Welcome, founded in 1968. It is one of the most experienced destination management companies and has excellent contacts and expertise.

MR Congress & Incentive GmbH is an owner-managed creative and full-service agency that packs over 20 years of organising meetings, incentives, congresses and events, and can tap into a worldwide network of partners and partnerships.

 

 

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