Munich hotel turns on Arabian charm

A private dining room at the property

LOCATED in the heart of Munich, Germany, Rocco Forte’s The Charles Hotel has increased its focus on elements of Arabian hospitality, enabling guests from the Middle East to “feel at home away from home.”

Arriving at their ‘second home’ in Munich, guests will be greeted by Arabic-speaking staff. They will not have to abandon familiar flavours, as native Arabian chefs have created a delicious Arabic menu, including traditional dishes such as hummus, arraayes, tabbouleh, and couscous.  All the Middle Eastern cuisine on offer is halal, with extended restaurant opening hours during Ramadan.

The Charles Hotel has adopted the Arabian custom of sociability and friendship and serves the nargileh or shisha offerings, together with Arabian tea and coffee, in its Shisha Lounge on the restaurant terrace. As unique cultural sensibilities include privacy and discretion, a ladies-only day has also been established at the hotel’s Spa & Wellness Club – during this time, women may exclusively enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the spa. 

Taking care of young guests is also very important for the team at The Charles Hotel. The hotel has an extensive children’s programme with Arabic-speaking care, and also features a game room equipped with a Playstation III and a Nintendo Wii.

With over 50 Arabic television stations, the hotel’s suites are a major draw for Middle Eastern guests as they are larger than average hotel rooms and can be connected to accommodate large families offering an extended space of approximately 450 sq m.