Mandarin Oriental, Munich

A gracious, modern stay in Munich
The stately Mandarin Oriental, Munich has led something of a varied existence, though its fantastic neo-Renaissance façade has survived intact. Its first owner, Johann Kilian Stützel, was also its architect, and when it was finally completed in 1800, the building opened as the Centralsäle in glorious fashion with a packed masked ball. 

The Centralsäle quickly became one of Germany’s premier locations for dancing due to its impressive ballroom. It has hosted controversial theater plays, housed a Bavarian battalion during the first World War; it was converted into a wool factory, then an antique business, before coming under a Bavarian state preservation order in the 1980s.

Part of the Mandarin Oriental group since 2000, extensive renovations to the lobby in 2015 brought in a lighter, more modern feel — the re-creation of the renowned 1897 August Endell-designed Jugendstil relief above the curving central stairs is a joy.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The luxury hotel’s rooftop Terrace provides some of Munich’s best views of the historic cityscape.
  • Head up to the roof to enjoy the stunning city views with an expertly made alfresco cocktail. Stay for a moonlit dinner and dine on a mix of Asian, Mediterranean and Arabic fare.
  • With 48 rooms and 25 suites, the Munich hotel leans more towards boutique status than large international chain, but that doesn’t mean you miss out on any of the luxury amenities Mandarin Oriental is known for.
  • A 24-hour fitness center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment including a Kinesis wall offering computerized wellness assessments. An adjacent sauce, steam room and shower provides extra relaxation.
Things to Know
  • Though more likely to be packed with tourists than locals nowadays, the world’s most famous beer garden is the Hofbräuhaus and it is situated just feet from the Mandarin Oriental.
  • For newcomers to Munich, overnighting in the center of the city is a must, which means staying as close to the historic Altstadt neighborhood as possible.
  • While the Munich hotel does not offer a spa, the concierge will be happy to book you a treatment at the nearby Amour Fou Spa de Beaute which is located on property.
The Rooms
  • Each room has a warm, modern feel and subtle Asian influences — sink into the plush cream, browns and golds of the room, which offset stellar city views.
  • Rooms range in size from 355 to 538 square feet, while the suites start with the 549-square-foot Superior Junior Suites and head through a host of others up to the 969-square-foot Tower Suite.
  • The suites are unique spaces that have circular sitting rooms surrounded by curved windows and decked out in original Chinese artworks and artifacts.
  • The Presidential Suite is 1,292 square feet and include Swarovski crystal chandeliers and valuable Asian art, including 6th-century Tang-era artifacts, a kitchen, dining area, a master bedroom, Samsung UHD TV and media system, a master suite with a steam room, and a butler service, if requested.
The Restaurants
  • Created by renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Matsuhisa Munich focuses on Japanese-Peruvian cuisine, delightfully revolving around seafood, including a traditional sushi bar.
  • Anticucho Peruvian-style tofu steak, scallops with spicy garlic or wasabi pepper sauce, and grilled beef fillet with teriyaki sauce highlight the thoughtfully innovative menu, the likes of which you won’t find elsewhere in this city.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 Munich, Germany
TEL49-0-89- 290-980
MUC (28-35 min)   FMM  
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