One of Lufthansa’s cool ground services was that as a first class passenger in transit at either Frankfurt or Munich you could get a complimentary dayroom at the Hotel Kempinski.
This was pretty handy when flying from the US to Asia via Europe, whereby a lot of flights arrive from the US in the early morning and leave for Asia late at night.
In Munich the Hotel Kempinski was literally connected to the terminal and was a modern hotel, while in Frankfurt it was about a 20 minute drive (they used to offer free transfers, though stopped that mid-last year), and was decorated as modern as my grandma’s house in 1960.
Anyway, it appears as if unfortunately their contract with Lufthansa hasn’t been renewed for 2013, and this service is no longer listed on the arrivals services page.
As much as that’s sad news, I can definitely see why. The competition wasn’t offering day rooms, and there are very few cases where you’d logically be traveling on Lufthansa through Frankfurt or Munich and be forced to have a long layover.
(Tip of the hat to Peter)