Celebrate Munich's Oktoberfest with Dirndls and Bavarian Beer at The Charles Hotel
Munich, August 2012 - Munich’s infamous beer festival, Oktoberfest, has rapidly become one of the world’s largest and most popular fairs – synonymous with Bavarian Ale, live music, parties, dirndls and lederhosen. From September 2012, Rocco Forte’s The Charles Hotel embraces the celebratory atmosphere and welcomes guests with a host of surprises including tailor-made costumes, treatments and the hotel’s very own Wiesn Hut.
Throughout the 16-day festival, guests of The Charles Hotel can soak up the Bavarian culture from the centre of the action. Perfectly situated in the heart of Munich, the hotel sits within the Old Botanical Garden, close to the Königsplatz, the old town and the superb shopping area. The design was overseen by Olga Polizzi, Director of Design for Rocco Forte Hotels, and reflects its location with the use of original paintings by Munich’s celebrated 19th-century artist Franz von Lenbach.
During this year’s Oktoberfest from September 22 to October 7, The Charles Hotel has organised a celebratory package during which women will be fitted for a unique dirndl – the traditional Bavarian dress – specially made by local well designer Schatzi Dirndl. As the women play dress-up, men can enjoy the ‘Wiesn Warm Up’ Bavarian speciality beers at the hotel’s Oktoberfest Hut before both visiting the spa in preparation for the night ahead.
The following day, the spa also offers a hangover facial and massage to release toxins consumed the night before! For those interested in the history and tradition of the Oktoberfest, the hotel can arrange a guided tour of the museum which includes a tasting with a Beer Sommelier.
The Charles Hotel’s Oktoberfest package* starts from €1800 per night and includes:
• Two nights accommodation with breakfast (for two sharing)
• One personalised dirndl by Schatzi Dirndl
• Limousine transfers to and from Schatzi Dirndl for fitting
• Party-Ready & Hangover Spa Treatment (for two)
• Wiesn Warm up - Bottle of champagne and Bavarian specialties
• Rickshaw transfers to Oktoberfest
To book or for more information, contact The Charles Hotel on +49 (0)89 544 555 1440
Notes to EditorsOktoberfest Package
*Subject to availability and only bookable directly with the hotel. Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a
unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’
trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie,
Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester;
Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy,
Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague;
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah
2013; Marrakech 2014; Cairo 2014; Luxor 2014.
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