Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Maximilianstrasse 17 Munich
This Grand Dame carries on a long tradition of blending comfort with decadent luxuries.
The Old European grandeur at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski reflects its heritage at one of Munich's storied caravanserais (roadside inns). The hotel has a pedigree going back 150 years, and thanks to multiple face lifts, she remains timelessly beautiful into the 21st century. The distinguished lobby with its kaleidoscopic glass dome is a beloved spot for afternoon tea and people watching. The hotel boasts a guest list that includes blockbuster celebrities, leading politicians and crowned heads — you never know you might see passing through.
Guest rooms and suites are glamorous without being over the top, and all feature flat-screen TVs, entertainment centers and work desks. The hotel rates at the top when it comes to pampering, including a day spa with a sauna, steam room and heated indoor pool, and the opportunity to test drive a Mercedes-AMG GT S. At Schwarzreiter Tagesbar & Restaurant, nouveau Bavarian cuisine is the specialty, while the handsome, clubby Jahreszeiten Bar serves small bites, cocktails and 20 brands of Champagne. Business guests have a choice of more than ten meeting and event spaces (for up to 600 delegates), including the stunning Nymphenburger Zimmer, adorned with handmade porcelain tiles, vases and figurines.