Located within the heart of Munich’s historic old town, a highly anticipated chapter in the city’s storied legacy unfolded in October with the grand opening of Rosewood Munich.
As Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®’ inaugural property in Germany, this elegant hotel introduces a fresh paradigm of luxury to the city. Spanning two iconic buildings, the property is housed within the former Bavarian State Bank headquarters and the adjacent Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, originally an aristocratic residence. Steps away from Marienplatz, the central square in the city’s centre, Rosewood Munich effortlessly encapsulates the essence of Bavarian culture, offering a charming and immersive journey through the city’s baroque period whilst fostering a renewed appreciation and perspective for its contemporary culture and sense of community.
Guided by Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, in which every element of the experience is inspired by its surroundings, Rosewood Munich represents a unique fusion of a timeless landmark that honours the illustrious history of Munich’s’ old town. Featuring 73 spacious guestrooms and 59 suites, including five exclusive houses -the property’s signature suites – the interiors seamlessly integrate modern design.
The restoration and preservation process spearheaded by Munich’s esteemed architectural office, Hilmer Sattler Architekten Ahlers, together with the renowned London-based interior design firm Tara Bernerd & Partners, artfully marries the architectural grandeur of Baroque and Rococo styles with contemporary sophistication and timeless elegance. The lively interiors of the restaurant and seductive bar have been designed by local experts DiPPOLD Interior Design Studio.
Bearing the names of Bavaria’s royal family, Rosewood Munich’s houses exude a regal and architecturally striking presence, each with their own distinct design and offering extraordinary amenities, furnishings, and bespoke butler service reminiscent of their distinguished namesakes.
Culinary offerings encompass an enticing lobby lounge, full-service brasserie, the Wintergarten, the exterior Palaishof and a lively bar. For those seeking the ultimate wellness experience, the hotel will be home to Germany’s first Asaya® Spa, featuring six treatment rooms, along with an indoor pool and a well-equipped fitness area.
Serving as a living art gallery, Rosewood Munich showcases the creations of local talent, prominently featuring the work of one of Germany’s most celebrated illustrators, Olaf Hajek. Hajek’s art delves into the captivating interplay between imagination and reality, embracing themes of wonder, heroism, hallucinations, and fairytales. The hotel also presents wood-carved pieces by Rosanna Merklin and captivating photographic interpretations of the city by the accomplished fashion and architectural photographer Michael Mann. An exceptional centrepiece in the brasserie Cuvilliés, exclusively crafted by Munich’s skilled ceramic artist Angelika Maria Stiegler, brings a unique and alluring element to the restaurant. These artistic expressions breathe captivating life into the rich historical narratives of the city.