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Travel to Munich


Mandarin Oriental, Munich

20 February 2017

Words:Sarahb / Images: Rome Cavalieri

Housed in one of the Bavarian capital’s most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in the heart of old town, this opera-house-turned-luxury-hotel keeps good company with the likes of Dior, Bulgari and Hermès across the street.

The Mandarin makes a grand impression, with two elegant, sweeping Italian marble-clad staircases leading to 73 rooms and suites, which frankly feel more like private residences. Channelling an East-meets-West aesthetic, the high-ceilinged rooms are decked out with heated parquet floors, cherry wood desks and woven oriental rugs. The Bang & Olufsen gadgets and yoga mat are nice additions that will keep lo-fi and hi-fi couples happy.

If weather permits, take a dip in the spectacular guest-only rooftop heated pool, or sip on cocktails at the Asian-inspired terrace bar, which affords 360° views over the city as well as the snow-capped Alps.

For dinner, forgo bratwurst in favour of black cod and yellow fin tuna sashimi at the hotel’s Peruvian fusion restaurant, with a menu curated by none other than chef Nobu Matsuhisa.