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You’ll find Munich has a wealth of luxurious accommodations. Whether you’re in Munich for business or pleasure, Forbes Travel Guide has narrowed down the five best places to stay:
1. Hotel Bayerischer Hof. This large luxury hotel opened in 1841 at the behest of King Ludwig I and is still the epitome of elegance in Munich. With five restaurants — including the award-winning Atelier— six bars and a rooftop spa, you may never get out to explore the city.
2. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München. Located on Maximilianstrasse, Munich’s most exclusive shopping street, this grand hotel was built in 1858 and still exudes opulence. You can choose from 12 different room styles inspired by the era of Louis II.
3. Mandarin Oriental Munich. A small hotel with a devoted clientele, Mandarin Oriental Munich anticipates your every need with amenities like fruit and check in and a complimentary mini-bar. Be sure to get up to the rooftop, where you can the Alps from the heated pool.
4.The Charles Hotel. One of Munich’s newest luxury hotels, The Charles created by Rocco Forte is in a quiet location within the Old Botanical Gardens. Many rooms offer verdant views while the hotel features an elegant spa and fine Italian restaurant.
5. Sofitel Munich Bayerpost. With its appealing mix of French and Bavarian design, the state-of-the-art Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is conveniently located near Munich’s main train station. Each of its 10 suites was renovated in 2009 and sports a different theme. You’ll see nods to New York City and log cabins; but no matter which room you get, rest assured it will have a modern edge.