Owners of one of the best hotels of the Bavarian capital, the Geisel family, have finally gotten all permits needed in order to begin expanding and modernising their Hotel Königshof which is located at Munich’s Karlsplatz/Stachus square, sueddeutsche.de reported yesterday, July 16,2016. The excellent central Munich location at the Stachus is what complicated the procedure and called for a group of Munich preservationists has sent a petition to the Bavarian parliament to complain against the modernisation and a building 12 metres taller than the existing one. The action ran under the title"Rettet den Stachus" (Save the Stachus). The photo above shows a projection of the future looks of the building located at Karlsplatz 25 by the Spanish Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. The photo below shows the current state.
The history of Geisel Privathotels, the family owned company running the Königshof Hotel, dates back to the turn of the century with the management of the Löwenbräu beer tent at the Oktoberfest. When Anna and Karl Geisel opened the "Pasinger Weinbauer" restaurant during World War I, they had already established themselves as pioneers. Introducing a wine restaurant was a bold venture back then, especially in a town like Munich where beer drinking is a tradition. The family business has always been characterized by an innovative spirit. And wine has continued to play an important role in the history of the Geisel family, paving the way for other new dining concepts.
Since the early 1990‘s, Carl, Michael and Stephan Geisel, the fourth generation to manage the family business, have successfully carried on with the rare tradition of family-managed hotels. Their personal commitment and innovative concepts follow directly in the footsteps of the Geisel family. The Geisel’s run four hotels in Munich.
The Hotel Königshof currently offers 71 superior rooms and 16 suites, concierge service and classical bar, is without doubt one of the best addresses of the Bavarian capital. The Marienplatz ,the Viktualienmarkt, the Nationaltheater and Maximiliansstrasse, the museum quarter, the Fünf Höfe and the shopping mall in Neuhauser Strasse are all only few minutes' walk away. Many rooms offer a view to the historical Justizpalast.