Housed in a former Bavarian Royal Post Office building, the swank Sofitel Munich Bayerpost oozes upscale class from its neoclassical facade right through to its contemporary interior. The 339 rooms merge classic and contemporary design, featuring materials such as leather, natural woods, and glass—plus extra-comfy beds and natural stone bathrooms—while the additional 57 suites include family suites and two So FIT suites that come with in-room treadmill, cardio bike, and free weights.
The two Prestige suites resemble a city loft, but it’s the four Opera suites, designed by Harald Klein, where the style really shines. Inspired by unlikely characters like Charles Baudelaire and Scheherazade, these suites offer not only an extra level of indulgence (from a 40-inch flat-screen TV with DVD player to Hermès products in the bathroom), but striking and playful interiors that veer refreshingly far from 5-star formality. If you can tear yourself away from such plush amenities, you’ll also find a fantastic spa and some suitably upscale dining and drinking areas.