Wake up early, order coffee, step out onto your balcony and watch Munich's famous Viktualienmarkt come to life.
At the bar, a wiry man with a slightly upturned moustache gestures your way, insinuating that you may need a top up on your roughly muddled cocktail. You nod, but wish your German included the phrase for "Absolutely".
At the Louis, this is one of many small, quality moments that amount to a tactile experience you'll be comparing all others to in future. You'll often be heard saying, "Yeah, this is great, but when I was staying Louis Hotel in Munich…"
72 rooms, dressed in white, wood, and natural fibered beds manage to be classic, modern, practical, and lush at the same time. More white beams from the bathroom's subway tiles, and the smell of the hotel's custom line of bathroom products is outstanding without being over produced.
Sure the sauna, gym, and meeting rooms are great, but the real strengths here are seen and tasted. At Emiko, the Louis restaurant, communal Japanese treats lend themselves to rubbing elbows with new friends – a great time to swap your Munich must-see lists.