The beautiful architecture, high-end shopping experiences, award-winning restaurants and first-class hotels are just as emblematic of the artistic, cultural and scientific metropolis that is Munich as are the city’s scenic districts and beer gardens, great soccer scene, the Isar beach or enjoying a coffee with good friends. The definition of true luxury, Munich-style: relaxed, superior enjoyment.
And of course, when visiting a bold, vibrant metropolis such as Munich, guests also expect the highest standards in accommodation. 2018 will see the launch of numerous luxurious state-of-the-art lifestyle and design hotels in Munich, to delight its guests. These new arrivals will be characterised by innovative design which defines luxury in “lean” terms.
Whether it be an exclusive boutique hotel with a limited number of beds, or a hotel project with generous conference and events areas, the newest establishments are focusing less on opulence and more on creating a distinctive, unique style of their own. They will not primarily be aiming to serve the generality of affluent visitors to Munich, instead seeking to appeal to various different “style groups”. These hotels will also score points by offering contemporary services, as the new approach to luxury sees benefits moving away from traditional features and instead focusing on guests’ individual needs.
So for example, many travellers would happily forgo a minibar beer, preferring to seek out the lively pub scene in the city. That’s why most new hotels in Munich are offering guests opportunities to come into contact with Munich locals, while providing accommodation which serves as a stylish, temporary “home from home”: a base from which guests can dive right into Munich life.
Beyond, “Luxury city residence”, 19 rooms with panoramic views over the roofs of the city, open-plan living room extending over two floors, eat-in kitchen and wine lounge, all exclusively available to hotel guests www.beyond-muc.de
The Lovelace, “A hotel happening”, a pop-up hotel with 30 rooms and suites, and a venue for concerts, exhibitions, readings, talks and business events, pop-up stores, rooftop bar, coffee shop www.thelovelace.com
25hours Hotel München The Royal Bavarian, “A twist on royal tradition”, 165 rooms and suites, Restaurant Neni, Neni Deli, Boilerman Bar, Burger de Ville, Sauna www.25hours-hotels.com
Roomers, “Metropolitan attitude to life”, 281 rooms and suites, IZAKAYA Asian Kitchen & Bar, Roomers Bar and Hidden Room, 600-square-metre spa area, eight conference rooms accommodating up to 300 people www.roomers-munich.com
Ruby Lilly, “Lean luxury with echoes of the 1980s Munich jet set”, four categories of room, ranging from 14 to 22 square metres www.ruby-hotels.com
Steigenberger Hotel München, “Laptops and Lederhosen – a fresh take”, 299 rooms and suites, 2 restaurants: Lumen, Valentinum & Bar, 300 square metres of fitness and wellness areas, 14 conference rooms extending over 1,200 square metres www.steigenberger.com
ANDAZ München Schwabinger Tor, “A place for professional Bohemians in the heart of Schwabing”, 274 rooms and suites, gastronomy: The Lonely Broccoli, M’Uniqo rooftop bar, The Cyclist, Café M, ballroom (490 square metres), 7 studios, spa and fitness centre, indoor swimming pool www.andaz.hyatt.com
Hotel Schwabinger Wahrheit, “A city abode in the Schwabing tradition”, 81 rooms, entertainment, street food snack bar concept, “Time out in Schwabing” wellness area www.schwabinger-wahrheit.de