Athletic tips In the interview also Athletic Bilbao. Team that, wait, wins the Copa del Rey (the return of the semifinals is played next week. The lions leave with a 1-0 advantage over Granada and the return is played in Los Cármenes). In which Clemente did not forecast was LaLiga. “As Athletic can not be, may God give it to Saint Peter to bless it, “he said. Atlético was ready in Lisbon. And also two years later, in Milan. As he had been in 1974 in Brussels against Bayern. But neither before the Germans nor later in their next two Champions finals, both of the 21st century, that Lisbon, that Milan, the rojiblanco club achieved what it so much craves. In his museum La Orejona. Javier Clemente, who was his coach in the eighties-nineties, has talked about it in an interview with Efe and sounds meridian. “I have been to Atlético de Madrid and it would be good for football if Atlético de Madrid won the Champions League“he declared when asked about what he expects. And his wish is clear: that a Spanish team wins.”I am friends with Pep. But if they arrive in Madrid or Barcelona, it is good for Spanish football to win. Or the Athletic. Valencia has it harder, “he said.
Go back to the enewsletterHyatt Hotels Corporation has officially opened Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, the first Andaz-branded hotel in Germany. Joining Andaz hotels in top destinations around the world – including New York, London, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi – Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor is the third Andaz-branded hotel in Europe.The luxury lifestyle brand celebrates local culture, fully immersing guests in destinations through distinctive experiences that appeal to each of their senses. True to the brand, the hotel offers guests an unscripted Bavarian-inspired experience, allowing guests to feel like locals from the moment they arrive. The hotel is located in the Schwabing district, the cultural hub of the city and home to theatres, restaurants and the renowned Englischer Garten.Locally inspired designJust as Munich combines new and old traditions, the interior design of Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor weaves in the heart and soul of the city. Guests can take in a video installation by artist Yves Petzner in the lobby; stone and herringbone oak floors, luminous diamond-patterned ceilings, copper accents and leather sofas all come together to emphasise the design style of Munich.In a nod to the Englischer Garten, Munich’s largest park located steps from the hotel, the meeting space area features a nature-inspired wall composed of vertically hanging plants. Additionally, the Andaz Lounge offers an authentic Bavarian feel, furnished with a “golden pretzel”: a seat made from a cast bronze alloy and produced by a local Munich art foundry.GuestroomsThe hotel features 277 spacious, loft-inspired suites and guestrooms that deliver breathtaking views of the city and the Alps. Every room has been thoughtfully designed with contemporary interpretations of Bavarian traditions. Locally inspired snacks and drinks fill the mini-bar in each room. In a unique collaboration with Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, bath amenities in each guestroom were produced by La Bottega and Saskia Diez, an internationally renowned Munich jewellery designer. Custom-designed sofas, reminiscent of vintage car seats, provide a comfortable and luxurious setting.Dining with a sense of placeThe Lonely Broccoli celebrates the unique flavours of Bavaria by serving quality meat and using (almost) all parts of the animal. The menu offers a selection of prime cuts, grilled and slow-roasted meats, accompanied by local and seasonal produce. The open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant is accompanied by two long chef’s tables offering front-row seats to the culinary activities.M’Uniqo, the rooftop bar, is one of the highest in town and the perfect place to socialise over botanics-infused cocktails, listen to live music and take in a panoramic view of the city and the Alps.Designed to stimulate the senses, Bicicletta, the hotel’s coffee bar, infuses aromas in artisan coffee and also offers fresh juices. Guests can enjoy their favorite beverage while sitting on unique bar stools shaped like bicycle seats. For a casual bite, guests can stop by Café M throughout the day for its deli menu.WellnessWith carefully selected, regionally inspired products and healing treatments – massages, body rituals, facials and aromatherapy – every guest will leave The Andaz Spa, one of the city’s largest spas, feeling truly connected to the heart and soul of Munich. A spiral staircase connects the spa to the 17-metre swimming pool, along with an elevator that takes guests directly to the pool deck where, on a clear day, guests can see as far as the Alps. Gym-goers can take advantage of the fully equipped, state-of-the-art 24-hour gym.See the website here.Go back to the enewsletter