The story of a munich family
The Geisel success story began more than 100 years ago, when the great-grandparents of today's owners had the courage to dare something new and different in the beer stronghold of Munich – by opening the "Pasinger Weinbauer" restaurant. Just a few years later their first hotel followed at Munich's central railway station. That was their entrance into the hotel business.
A lot has happened in the meantime, but one thing has never changed: Geisel is still a family-owned company. Three brothers – the grandsons of the company founders, run four hotels and four restaurants, employ around 400 people and maintain a global network of partner hotels and restaurateurs, architects and designers, suppliers and tradespeople.
True hospitality always comes from personal service and an individually tailored atmosphere. We are committed to every aspect of the tradition of private hotels, and we are closely linked to our home town Munich.
The Hotel Königshof celebrates luxury in a wonderfully natural way. A family-owned and managed hotel, the Königshof combines exquisite furnishings and features with courteous, personal service that is rare to find in such perfection. This luxury hotel belongs to the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World consortium, and it is well known as a preferred venue in Munich for travellers and gourmets, connoisseurs and entrepreneurs from all around the globe. The word Königshof translates directly as "Royal Court", and this hotel is a tribute to its name.
The Hotel Excelsior is one of the most central hotels in Munich. It distinguishes itself with traditional hospitality, elegant country-house style and personal service. This family-owned and managed first-class hotel is a member of the Summit Hotels & Resorts group, and delights its guests with an incomparable blend of relaxed atmosphere and warm Bavarian sophistication. We have guests from all over the world who have been regular patrons for more than 30 years. Whether they come from Tokyo or Toronto, Cape Town or Perth; for all of them the Hotel Excelsior is an oasis of tranquillity at the centre of Munich and the ideal starting point when setting out to discover Munich and Bavaria, again and again and again.
Is one of Munich's first design hotels and it is located on the bright side of life next to Karlsplatz/Stachus. Tourists and locals alike frequent the restaurant and bar, its rooms and suites are stylishly furnished, and alone the architecture makes a self-assured statement. The anna hotel is full of the zest for life. It is a central meeting point for strangers, friends and kindred spirits.
The Hotel Cosmopolitan offers outstanding comfort in an easy-going environment. Its peaceful location in the heart of Schwabing, the stylish rooms – almost all of which have balconies – the rich breakfast buffet and the friendly, straightforward service make this city-hotel the perfect place to stay on business trips and spontaneous short holidays. Here, city hoppers and cosmopolitans, art fans and shopping enthusiasts come together with all those who truly appreciate the very special atmosphere of this city quarter.
Gourmet Restaurant Königshof
The panoramic view across Karlsplatz Stachus is unsurpassed, and already the ambiance upon walking into the Gourmet Restaurant Königshof is a delight to the refined palate: Here guests are treated to a culinary revelation of the highest standard. Chef de Cuisine Martin Fauster and his team pursue a philosophy that promises pure pleasure and combines traditional and modern elements in a sophisticated and discerning way. The Gourmet Restaurant has had a Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau for several years now.
This wine restaurant shares with its guests a passion for good food and excellent wines: Up to 20 grape varieties can be tried by the glass and 500 bottled wines from all around the planet offer a selection that leaves no wishes unfulfilled. And the same applies to the cuisine: In Geisel's Vinothek, they know how enthral with the best dishes from the Bavarian and Italian traditions.
The “anna restaurant”, a central hot-spot, is appreciated by the hotel guests and the locals for its modern restaurant concept, the individual service, the euro-asiatic cuisine and for a broad selection of cocktails. Even the innovative LED-lighting system conveys a welcoming exclusive atmosphere. Due to its special ambience the “anna restaurant” offers the perfect event location for up to 180 persons (“anna rondell” for up to 30 guests).
A restaurant in a landmarked art nouveau ambiance, an experienced sommelier with Italian charm and an imaginative chef with Japanese roots – In the Werneckhof in Munich's Schwabing district, international cuisine with a Michelin star presents itself in an unprecedented mix of tradition, temperament and innovativeness. The atmosphere is convivial, the service as unobtrusive as it is attentive, and the choice of wines exhibits an eminently fine feeling for the individuality of the guests. World-class cuisine can be this unpretentious.
In 2000, Stephan Geisel opened the exquisite Weingalerie at Stachus square. Wine has had a very special significance to the hotelier family Geisel ever since 1900, when with detailed wine know-how, Stephan Geisel and Francesco di Carlo, together with their ambitious sommeliers, developed their business into an exclusive supplier of wine to top restaurants and bars.