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Modern, minimalism in the heart of Munich

hotel doorClean lines and contemporary design are the order of the day at this 4 star hotel.  Well located in the centre of Munich, the central train station is a 5 minute walk away, and a tram stop is right outside the hotel door.

Each one of the 247 modern and spacious guestrooms, apartments or suites are en suite and equipped with all the refinements the traveller or business person has come to expect to make a stay confortable and convenient including eco friendly toiletries, plasma TV, air conditioning, work station with internet connection and safe.  This is extended to the whole of the hotel, with free Wi-Fi in the lobby and business suites, underground parking, a 24 hour reception, tour reservations desk and spa/leisure suite.  The staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything you could possibly need and are also a mine of local information. Extensive business and conferencing facilities are available in the excellent business suites, which are crammed with all the equipment you could need to make your executive meetings or events, go swimmingly.

The spa and leisure suite are the perfect place to unwind after a long day, be it business or pleasure, with its Turkish bath, indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and beauty treatment rooms.

The evening can be rounded off in style in the hotel restaurant and bar, which serves fresh and imaginative European fare and classic drinks and cocktails.

In the local area

Munich is a large and very cosmopolitan city, but with a surprisingly compact centre, making it very easy to explore on foot.  That said, it also has an extensive and efficient tram network for those who prefer to let the train take the strain!

The Marienplatz, Munich’s beating heart, is just over a mile away from this hotel.  This square is the focus for all the city events and public displays.  Dominated by the Gothic style New Town Hall, visitors and locals alike flock here to soak up the ambience, meet friends and watch the famous Carillion.  At 11, 12 and 5 o’clock each day, the figures on this Glockenspiel emerge and perform the Schäfferltanz, a dance that was originally performed in the square hundreds of years ago to commemorate the end of the Plague.  The beautiful Fish Fountain is also located here, and in summer is a popular place in which to cool off weary feet.

The spectacular, fortified city gates are also a must on any tourist’s itinerary. Built in the middle ages, there were originally 4 large city gates which protected the centre, linked by high stones walls which were torn down in the 1700’s to facilitate the expansion of the city. The Sendlinger Tor is the oldest of the 3 surviving gates and is thought to date from the early 1300’s.  It’s simple beauty makes it one of Munich’s most photographed sights and while the central arch had to be widened to accommodate modern cars instead of horse drawn vehicles, the hexagonal towers remain pretty much as they would have been all those years ago.

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