The Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich
is an integral part of Munich Airport
International. It is located directly between Terminal 1 and 2. Following a construction period of only 20 months, the hotel opened its doors on May 17
, two years after the airport itself went into operation. Architect of the hotel is German-born Helmut Jahn
of the Chicago based Murphy/Jahn Architectural Group. Since 1974 Helmut Jahn has designed more than 55 buildings worldwide - museums, libraries, congress centres, corporate headquarters, airline terminals
and hotels - monoliths of modern architecture
. His unmistakable style has set the architectural tone for large international centres.
As soon as you enter the building through the main entrance you feel the splendor of the grand plaza, a 24-high meter high and 1400 square meter large atrium hall with a glass roof, flooded with light. Palm trees (18 meters tall) flown in from Florida ensure a fascinating moment of arrival, inviting you into an oasis of tranquility. Green cubes and grown-over pyramid shapes continue the outer landscape surrounding the airport. It commences outside, continues through the atrium and comes to an end outside again.