MODERN WITH A PINCH OF TRADITIONAL
One of the latest newcomers on the Munich hotel scene is the Steigenberger Hotel, located in a pleasant Munich quarter, famous for its English Garden, once one of the biggest public parks in the world. The garden is also a very unique special venue, reaching its peak every summer. This part of the city, once renowned as the bohemian center of Munich is known for numerous universities and youthful energy. The hotel is located in the calm residential and business area of the district, just next to the highway, surrounded by a green environment. The hotel is close to the BMW Museum and the Allianz Arena Stadium.
The hotel is easily accessible and a 5-minute walk to the metro. The location can be dubbed as great, as the centre is just around the corner. For guests arriving by car, a big underground garage is available, unfortunately not free of charge. To one of the most important airports in Germany from the hotel is around 25 km. An abundant amount of parks near the hotel are ideal for nature lovers.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Hotels are starting to focus on the first impression that would surprise their guests. The purpose of lobbies is increasing as they are becoming social areas. The architects of this new Munich hotel were aware of this and made a 22 meters open foyer, outlining the beer story, that can be felt throughout the entire hotel interior. It can be noticed through color patterns, wellness with wooden barrels, and in the hotel offer.
The hotel exterior is otherwise monotone, a typical sort of functional hotel architecture, but because it follows the architectural image of surrounding buildings it doesn’t stand out. With its glass image, it all together fits well with the green area around.
WARM APPETIZER - Personnel and cuisine
The hotel kitchen is in its own an exhibition space and a place for culinary delights. They swear on eco and bio-ingredients and their creative menus are based on healthy and light food. The cuisine is a combination of traditional Bavarian culinary and modern European cuisine. The breakfast in Lumen restaurant follows this philosophy and can be compared to that of top class hotels. Especially the bar, a multifunctional space, leading to the Valentinum restaurant. Such a crossover turns out to be a very practical and pleasant one. The personnel seems to be outstanding when it comes to professionality and kindness, but the check-in is unusually long and too formal.
MAIN DISH - The hotel's congress services
The hotel rooms all follow different themes and radiate warmth, positively affecting the guest’s wellbeing. The bathroom isn’t just stereotypically the smallest space in the room, but it expands into the room itself. Altogether it is a pleasant surprise for a congress guest with a luxurious shower, a large bath, double sinks and an adjustable electronic water control.
The congress centre stretches over 1200 m2 and includes 14 conference halls. All of them have the latest equipment and daylight and together with the materials used, the overall feeling is pleasant.
DESSERT – Extras
Bierkristall – An exhibition of beers, where you can choose between 50 types of German beers, amongst which are many craft beers that can’t be found elsewhere. We recommend the beer tasting menu.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
The personnel varies from extremely nice to average. In a hotel of such high class, this shouldn’t be the case.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The effort for saving the environment and nature awareness. Huge windows with natural light, natural building materials, recycling trash bins, electronic water pipes, local food and re-use of water. The Green Meeting Concept is a theme used in the congress centre.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The hotel rooms give the impression of home. The luxury technology and a clear hotel vision are understood as something standard for a brand new hotel. The wooden details, inspirational decorative elements, carpets, curtains along with the TV all contribute to making the hotel a very pleasant experience. A hotel has been made with a mark of modern authenticity and it has quickly become a desired spot for event organisers in the city. This is the first and only hotel of the brand that otherwise differs from the traditional concept of the hotel chain and shows the future of the brand. It appears compact and is a reliable and safe choice even for the more demanding event organisers.