GEISEL PRIVATHOTELS: A MUNICH SUCCESS STORY
The Geisel Privathotels company has been family-owned and managed for more than 100 years. And whatever the Geisel family sets out to do, it always combines a passion for ensuring its guests’ wellbeing with a distinctive style and the courage to try out new things. This proud tradition is today carried on in the fourth generation by the three brothers Carl, Michael and Stephan Geisel.
PRIVATE HOTELS WITH IDEAS – SINCE 1900
The success story of Geisel Privathotels started with the Löwenbräu beer tent at the Munich Oktoberfest in 1900. After that, Karl and Anna Geisel opened the Pasinger Weinbauer restaurant, taking a highly successful detour from the beer path. At the time, nobody could have guessed how important exceptional wine expertise would once have for the young family enterprise. When the Hotel Excelsior was added years later, it quickly advanced to the number one hotel in Munich. Shortly after that it was followed by the Hotel Königshof, with a clear focus on the luxury segment. Since then, it has been impossible to think of hotels in Munich without also thinking of the Geisel family.
PERSONALITY MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
With fresh ideas and a keen sense of what each individual guest wants, the family company was able to continue consolidating and expanding its position in the Munich hotel and restaurant sector. In 1973, the Restaurant Königshof earned a Michelin star. In 1991, Geisel´s Vinothek opened its doors. In 1995, the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Schwabing opened as a city hotel aimed at younger target groups. In 2002 the Geisel family started a new chapter in the history of Munich’s hotels, with the opening of the design hotel anna, named after the great grandma. This hotel, featuring a design interior from Donghia by Jochen Dahms and an innovative lighting concept, was immediately ranked among the 100 best design hotels in Europe. In 2011, the latest member of the Geisel family was born, the Werneckhof in Munich-Schwabing. It has been attracting the attention of restaurant specialists since April 2013, with its Chef de Cuisine Tohru Nakamura. In no time at all it gained a Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points. But as varied as the hotels and restaurants of the Geisel family are, their secret to success is the same: they have individuality and personality – the unmistakable handwriting of the Geisel family.
MORE FUTURE – FOR MUNICH AND ITS GUESTS
In the years to come, the Geisel family will be erecting new buildings for the Hotel Königshof and the Hotel Cosmopolitan. An extensive renovation of the Hotel Excelsior is also planned. With these investments we are securing the future of our staff and ensuring the continued satisfaction of our guests in Munich.