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It is without question that Ruby Lilly’s unrivalled position stands as the ideal option for a short, cultural city break. Set in the vibrant Maxvorstadt district, you can find yourself immersed in the hustle and bustle of buzzing Munich city in a matter of minutes. Magnificent buildings steeped in history, food markets selling an array of traditional delicacies, and traditional brew-houses churning out the region’s signature beers can be found and enjoyed at every turn.

For those wanting something a little closer to home, Ruby Lilly’s beautiful rooftop terrace is the perfect spot to soak up Munich’s stunning skyline views, whether this be whilst welcoming the day with a fresh morning coffee, winding down with an evening aperitif, or even during a morning yoga session.

Typical of all Ruby Hotels’ houses, Ruby Lilly enjoys a musical theme: each of its light and airy rooms are equipped with a snazzy Marshall guitar amp, with the option to plug in your phone and listen to your personal favourites. Alternatively, Ruby Radio allows for tuning in to a constant live stream of in-house favourites, whenever and wherever you are. Other quirky touches include a Hollywood style vanity mirror, and sparkling floor-to-ceiling glass windows, so you can wake up to those incredible rooftop views.

It is without doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic will shift the way in which we practice travel, and thankfully, Ruby Hotels’ ‘Lean Luxury’ philosophy stands its properties in good stead for a post-Corona world. The innovative model focuses on providing guests with the essential – a top location, high-quality fittings, and outstanding design – rather than the superfluous, ensuring that travellers are offered a safe, luxurious and unique hotel experience, all at an affordable price point. The model includes a self-check-in system which makes use of tablets to reduce check-in time to under one minute, while check-out is eliminated altogether (the guest simply receives an invoice via email at the end of their stay).

Additionally, guests have easy access to all of their needs in total privacy, with Ruby Hotels’ galley kitchens and vending machines. The open plan bars, movie lounges, private yoga rooms and spacious rooftop spaces replace traditional spa and gym facilities, and guarantee a safer way in which to relax and unwind. Ultimately, Ruby Hotels’ Lean Luxury model provides guests with the option to minimise social contact to the extent that they desire.