Travellers visiting Germany can once again consider the Mandarin Oriental, Munich in their travel plans as the historic hotel has reopened to guests after a massive restoration project.
Following a similar restoration of the hotel's public areas, the Mandarin Oriental Munich has now completed its biggest restoration project to date, with each of its 45 guest rooms and suites having been upgraded.
As part of the new design, all single-use plastic items in rooms throughout Munich's smallest five-star hotel have been replaced with sustainable alternatives.
"We are proud to be one of the first hotels in Germany to have replaced all single-use plastic items in our rooms and bathrooms with sustainable alternatives that we hope our guests will appreciate,” said the hotel's general manager, Dominik G Reiner.
In juxtaposition to the Neo-Renaissance building in which the hotel is housed, guest rooms now have a contemporary design visualised by Hamburg studio cm-Design. Mountain inspired art by contemporary local artists pays homage to the city of Munich and its proximity to the Alps.
State-of-the-art technology has also been installed throughout rooms. This includes sustainable technologies in the monochromatic bathrooms that are designed to minimise energy and water consumption.
The hotel is one of Munich's most sought after addresses. Located within walking distance of the city's museums, the boutique property is also just steps from the boulevard cafes of the Maximilianstraße in one direction, and the Viktualienmarkt – one of the most picturesque marketplaces – in the other.
Until March 2021, travellers can book an overnight stay from €600 ($709), which includes daily breakfast, early check-in, late check out and complimentary valet parking. There's also €100 ($118) in daily credit for guests to use throughout the hotel, including towards a sushi masterclass in Matsuhisa Munich by chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa of Nobu fame.
Travel to Germany is currently restricted to certain tourists. Only Europeans or those who can demonstrate an important reason for their travel are allowed to visit.
Anyone coming from a country designated as having an increased risk of infection must quarantine for 14 days and take a Covid-19 test. The UAE has been listed as a high-risk region by German authorities since September 23. Other countries on the list include the United States, Wales, Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.