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The Vier Jahreszeiten, or Four Seasons, is located on Maximilianstraße, Munich's premier boulevard. The hotel is frequented by the rich, as well as international stars. The hotel, built in 1858 in the Maximilian style, is refined and luxurious, without being too over the top. The Restaurant Vue Maximilian is renowned for its excellent local cuisine and views of the city. The piano bar and the lobby are also popular with locals.
For many people, the former Hotel Rafael, run by the Mandarin Oriental chain since 2000, is the best hotel in the city. Having said that, it is considerably smaller, more exclusive and dearer than other top-notch hotels. Its location in a tranquil part of the city center is not the finest of addresses, but it is nevertheless peaceful and very central, with the National Theatre, Schauspielhaus and Marienplatz only a few minutes walk away. Voted by none other than Travel+Leisure magazine as one of the top hotels of the world, the Mandarin blends elegant Oriental-style architecture and elements with a Neo-Renaissance theme to give its residents a one of a kind experience. The hotel offers some of the best views of the city and the German Alps from its top floor rooms and suites, which can only be topped by its legendary service- offering people some of the best gourmet cuisine, best wines, facilities like yoga classes and sauna to name just a few. Amour Fou Spa de Beauté, the hotel's spa is a luxurious establisment that will pamper and rejuvenate you completely, while the hotel's restaurant, Mark's, serves excellent haute cuisine.
The easily accessible Kilians Irish Pub, a stone's throw away from Marienplatz City Center, strives to bring a bit of Ireland into the German city of Munich. The pub, open daily, usually has performances by Irish bands during the week, with the weekend being reserved for different genres. The attempt to introduce Ireland to the world is not restricted to the music and the food but extends to traditional Irish Ceili dancing, which is held on the first Monday of every month. Patrons can also enjoy watching major sporting events on their many televisions, of which three are on the terrace and one in the back garden.
Are you ready for a holiday getaway? Why not stay at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof, and while you enjoy their hospitality, make the most of the spa offerings. In warm weather, bathe in the pool located on the sun terrace, while enjoying splendid views of the city. The sliding glass roof allows you a great view of the sky above. The fireplace on the other hand, offers comfort during slightly chilled temperatures. Treat your face and body, while availing of all kinds of specialized massages. What's more, this spa also has chefs serving you some culinary delights and then of course there is the Blue Spa Bar & Lounge. Plunge in!
More so than most hotels in the city, the Bayerischer Hof has a fascinating history. It was built in 1841 by King Ludwig I's architect Maffei to provide first-class lodgings for visitors to the nearby palace. The Montgelas Palace, which the hotel bought in 1969, was initially a Minister's residence and later became the seat of the royal administration. The Hotel Bayerischer Hof offers an excellent variety of different room styles, which include cosmopolitan, traditional Bavarian, or classical in the style of the Montgelas Palace. Within the hotel, three restaurants meet all of your needs. The Garden and Atelier offers quality cuisine with contemporary international dishes, Trader Vic's serves Polynesian specialties, and the Palais Keller offers traditional Bavarian food. The Bayerischer Hof Night Club is one of Germany's top jazz venues.
Enjoy the tantalizing flavors of Italian cuisine in the heart of Munich at H'ugo's. A specialist when it comes to pizzas, the ones served here are fresh out of a brick oven. For a taste of their best offerings choose form their special weekly menu. Complement your meal with a champagne, wine or cognac from their collection. Football stars, Lothar Matthäus and Franck Ribery have graced this place with their presence.The owner Ugo Crocamo is a renowned name in the culinary world. Lucky visitors may even get the opportunity to brush shoulders with a famous personality here.
At Schumann's, you'll feel like you're in an old-style Vienna bar, from the dark wood interiors to the stern art on the walls. The beer on tap is excellent, as is the cocktail selection, and there's an outdoor seating area with large red umbrellas for people to enjoy on warmer days; the people-watching is delightful. The bar gets lively so if you want a table, so a table reservation is recommended.
P1 is one of Munich's most famous clubs for the rich and famous. Tennis player Boris Becker and the stars of Bayern Munich FC are no strangers to this establishment, which is frequented (almost exclusively) by wealthy men and pretty women. Having been in business for over sixty years, P1 has become a master of reinvention, and has relocated multiple times. Their latest venue is in the basement of the Haus der Kunst. Dress in your best to fit in with the most exclusive crowd in Munich.
Paradiso Tanzbar is a pleasant surprise. Paradiso's interior recalls, to a certain extent, the golden age of theater more than a modern disco. The clientele is more ironic than über-trendy, and the music is often a departure from the usual oomph-oomph of the technorati. If you are lucky, you may just spot your favorite celebrity here. An institution that has entertained patrons to the likes of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, Paradiso Tanzbar is the city's cornerstone, a symbol of Munich's sparkling nightlife and artistic glory.
Part of a renowned nightclub chain, Pacha, Munich is where the party animals get together to have a blast. Located close to the Karlsplatz (Stachus), the interiors are hip and trendy. There is a cozy lounge area for those who want to relax with a drink from the well-stocked bar, and a dance floor for those who cannot resist the urge to move their hips to the music. A great place to enjoy a night out with friends, the pub can be rented for private parties and events as well.
A luxurious establishment in a prominent city centre location on the Karlsplatz (Stachus). The furnishings exude timeless elegance and the rooms are generously proportioned following comprehensive renovations in 1996, when the number of rooms was reduced to create more space. The piano bar, function rooms and restaurant all boast wonderful views of the Stachus and city centre. Chef Martin Bräuer has recently been voted the best hotel chef in Germany.
At The Charles Spa located in The Charles Hotel, you have to leave your worries aside and simply relax. The amazing massages given by well trained masseurs will help you unwind yourself. The tranquil and peaceful ambiance will put you in a relaxing mode. Take a dip in the cool swimming pool and get refreshed. For the fitness freaks, it features a well maintained and well-equipped fitness center. Choose a beauty and body treatment to suit yourself and come out glowing.