135 rooms, high-quality food, a perfect setting for events, meetings and weddings – these are the facts. But there is more behind those facts; a lot more. Hotel Olymp Munich aims to create memories.
Bavarian hospitality, a great team spirit, outstanding quality and authenticity are trademarks of the four-star hotel whose General Manager Christopher Riemensperger works hard to change the negative image of the hotel industry.
“In 2011, I took over the hotel that my father built in 1970,” he explains. “Back then, my father ran a building and construction company and he planned the hotel when the Olympic Games took place in Munich. For many years, I worked as a chef in several star-rated gourmet restaurants at hotels all over the world. I have lived in Canada, Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled Australia in a camper. Those experiences were extremely important for my personal development. I learned to change perspective. Travelling broadens your mind. I learned about the importance of international cultures and teamwork. Committed employees and a positive workplace environment are pivotal – even for our hotel guests. You immediately feel a good atmosphere in a hotel.”
Olymp Munich spreads this positive feeling and guests greatly appreciate it. For many years, the hotel was a Golden Tulip partner. Recently, a new chapter began.
“I have always had the idea of a small, individual boutique hotel with a personal charm and ambiance,” Mr. Riemensperger sums up. “For this reason, we reorganized and modernized many things. We created a new logo and a new brand – Olymp Munich. Now, we are in a position to react quickly to individual needs; we are more flexible and more creative. In 2020, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this hotel – a young and modern house with a long tradition – our new logo mirrors those two sides of the same medal.”
Today, the hotel has around 60 employees and annual sales of 4.5 million EUR. Thanks to significant investments, 135 stylish and comfortable rooms and apartments invite guests to feel at home away from home. The hotel restaurant seduces with culinary highlights, always fresh, always delicious.
Today, the hotel has around 60 employees and annual sales of 4.5 million EUR. Thanks to significant investments, 135 stylish and comfortable rooms and apartments invite guests to feel at home away from home. The hotel restaurant seduces with culinary highlights, always fresh, always delicious. Christopher RiemenspergerGeneral Manager
“The restaurant market in Germany is challenging,” states Mr. Riemensperger. “The simple reason is that people are not ready to pay for quality food. However, we do not compromise on quality, never. We offer quality at fair prices.”
Events play another crucial role. Olymp Munich features four meeting rooms that are equipped with top-notch technology. The hotel ranks among Germany’s top 15 players and is keen to strengthen the position to become one of the top 10 players.
“We place a strong focus on meetings and events,” points out Mr. Riemensperger. “Our rooms are very inspiring. They boost creativity and are an ideal setting for product launches, shareholder meetings, weddings and Christmas parties up to 300 people.”
The hotel’s quality-focused philosophy works out very well. Customer satisfaction surveys confirm that guests are happy when visiting the hotel. “We analysed a questionnaire and found out that our guests particularly appreciate qualified staff and our genuine Bavarian hospitality,” stresses Mr. Riemensperger. “We have many loyal guests and I personally know many of them. I actively support a group of young European chefs who are trained for two years. They learn how to behave, how to grow vegetables, how to make cocktails and how to bake. There is a lot going on but the market still suffers from old clichés. We know that our hotel can only be as good as our employees. We invest in training and we pay attractive salaries. The economy depends on hotels and restaurants. They build an important pillar of our society and culture. This should receive greater recognition in the future.”