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The Royal Treatment - Bavaria Style

Hotel Bayerischer  Hof Meunchen  Front photoThe luxury hotel of distinction in Munich for over a century, the Bayerischer Hof Hotel first opened in 1841, the result of a royal decree. The moment you enter you become aware of the atmosphere of a leading world class luxury hotel, welcomes by its marble lobby with glass dome atrium and the Empore luxury art and shopping gallery. Perfectly situated in the Old Town district of Munich, tucked away from the tourist bustle, the Bayerischer Hof offers 395 luxurious rooms and suites with a selection of world renowned restaurants and bars on the premises. At a world class luxury hotel you don’t want to just feel comfortable, you want to feel at home and the stylish ambience and sumptuous furnishings at the Bayerischerhof won’t disappoint, with state-of-the-art multimedia technology and 24 hour room service. With over fifty suites at the Bayerischerhof of Munich, you could open a pure suites hotel for these alone. The individual rooms feature a range of styles from the classic elegance of the Palais Monteglas wing to the exotic Paradise Island suite.

King Ludwig I, who brought Bavaria into the modern world of states, desired a comfortable accommodation for his personal guests and visiting dignitaries. In 1839 the Ritter (knight) Joseph Anton von Maffei purchased the guesthouse located on the Promenade Platz and commissioned architect Friedrich von Gärtner to build a hotel, opening two years later. The hotel was the showplace of the Bavarian capital in the royal district of the old town just blocks from the Residence Palace. The hotel was purchased in 1897 by Herrmann Volkhardt and has been in the Volkhardt family ever since. The old Bayerischer Hof was nearly leveled in allied bombing of Munich in April of 1944. Rebuilt after the war, more exclusive than before, the Bayerischer Hof was incorporated with the former Palais Montgelas next door and reopened for the Munich Olympics of 1972, becoming a member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" and the first German hotel among the "Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide" in 1974.

Pamper your cares in the Blue Spa, “Sanus per aquam” in Latin, the crowning glory of architect Andrée Putman. Where better to relax and revitalize the body and the soul this rooftop oasis of lush gardens with its sun terrace of Munich views around the aguamaine pool. In good weather, swim under the open sky of the sliding glass roof. If the weather is inclement the glass closes and the cosy fireplace of poolside Blue Spa Bar, beckons for a libation. For dining and drinking, the Bayerisher Hof offers Michelin stars and the rare one-of-a-kind experience with 5 restaurants and 6 bars. The Atelier Restaurant, impressive, yet still inviting. The atmosphere of Atelier at the Bayerischerhof, created by Belgian art dealer and designer Axel Vervoordt makes for an encounter with fine art while dining on fine haut cuisine. An intimate restaurant with a Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points, the seasonal creative menu of regional and international influences by the team of head chef Steffen Mezger and manager Enrico Spannenkrebs will delight with first-class service and a selection of first class wines. Tuck into the snug Privé for a romantic tryst or shelter under the maple trees on the terrace of the Silent Garden. You can’t get more Bavarian than the vaulted cavern cellars of the Palais Keller. Dating from 1425 long before the hotel, this underground hideaway was originally used as a storeroom of for salt salt store, and now the Palais Keller welcomes guests from around the world looking to enjoy the traditional Bavarian specialties of Munich, featuring beers from the “fass” and warm pretzels straight from the oven.

Trader Vic's Tiki Restaurant bayerischerofFew bars can claim to a legend before opening, but the new Falk's Bar at the Bayerischerhof just might. Located in the Mirror Hall (Spiegelsaal)which dates back 1839, and the only room in the BayerischerHof to have survived the ravages of World War II undamaged. The blend of the modern and the traditional makes it a recent favorite meeting spot of Munich's nightlife. And who could miss a stop downstairs at of the world famous Trader Vic’s. A journey into another world far away from Munich, with its specialty flaming drinks and Polynesian-Asian cuisine in the atmosphere the South Pacific Islands, located down the stairs from the lobby. This icon of the 1960s “Tiki Bar” that invented the Mai Tai and the flaming Tiki Puka Puka in California but exported around the world, the Trader Vic’s at the Bayerischerhof is the last remaining of the original unique Polynesian chic designs. © Bargain Luxury Travel

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