Where Bavarian hospitality meets modern alpine chic White washed walls and wooden claddings, modern furniture and traditional fabrics – the traditional four-star Alpen Hotel Munich is a family-led business in its fourth generation and combines heritage with contemporary style. The hotel lies in a quiet side road in the heart of Munich’s city centre with many attractions in close distance. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: ALPEN HOTEL MUNICH
No matter if you are travelling for business, having a romantic weekend with a partner or a short family trip, the Alpen Hotel Munich is the perfect starting point to explore the city. The central place Karlsplatz/ Stachus lies just around the corner, as well as the main station. The Alpen Hotel Munich has been in family hands for more than 150 years and is currently lead by the two brothers Alexander and Stefan Bauer. “We have invested a lot into the hotel to make the atmosphere very special and comfortable for our guests,”says Alexander Bauer. “We place great value on personal service, many come back here as regular
guests again and again.”The four-star hotel even has a courtyard garden where guests can start their morning with an opulent breakfast buffet or relax after a busy day. An open fireplace in the lobby adds cosiness and warmth during the winter. The hotel has 55 light and airy rooms with individual character: “I would describe the rooms, the restaurant and the lobby as modern alpine style or alpine chic,” says Bauer. Everything is furnished using subtle colours and natural materials like wood, felt and typical Bavarian loden fabric. Some of the rooms have new rustic furniture made of old scaffolding wood. Mühldorfer down
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pillows and duvets were added only recently. Germany The hotel is certified after the EU organic standards and, for example provides fair trade cosmetics only.
The design extends throughout the hotel, from the rooms to the restaurant Stefans. “My brother Stefan Bauer heads our restaurant and puts great emphasis on using local and organic produce,” says Alexander Bauer. The breakfast buffet serves a wide range of organic specialities – from bread and pastries to assortments of jam or dairy produce. Fresh and local produce also form the basis of the dinner menus: homemade pasta, ‘Flammkuchen’ – a thin, pizza-like speciality with Alsatian origins – or an organic meat burger. Another way Alpen Hotel Munich shows how important family business is for the hotel’s management: nearly every day fresh flowers adorn the restaurant’s tables – directly delivered from the family’s own flower shop (www.muskarin.de). www.alpenhotel-muenchen.de Issue 37 | April 2016 | 35
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