Rosewood Munich prepares to open its doors in the heart of Bavaria

Rosewood Munich, the first German property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, is slated to open end of September, bringing with it a combination of magnificent architecture, state-of-the-art design and unparalleled experiences. It will mark the seventh property in Europe for the group and the 32nd in the collection, worldwide…

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Housed in two landmark, historical buildings which were formerly the headquarters of the State Bank of Bavaria and the grand aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, Rosewood Munich is ideally situated in Kardinal-Faulhaber-Straße. Its location offers guests premier access to several of the city’s most iconic sights, such as the famous Marienplatz and the elegant shops of Maximilianstraße and Theatinerstraße. Within its walls, through exquisite, detail-oriented design and a sophisticated approach to personalized service, the hotel will welcome guests to indulge in a world of refined luxury.

stone and white chequered floor, columns and a coffered ceiling with art on the wall in hotel lobby of Rosewood Munich

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The property will feature an array of luxurious guestrooms, suites and spacious houses, each adorned with bespoke furnishings and offering breath-taking views of the city skyline or into the courtyards. Gastronomic experiences will include an inviting lobby lounge, a distinct full-service brasserie and a vibrant bar. For ultimate relaxation, Rosewood Munich will house a full-service Asaya spa with six treatments rooms, as well as an indoor pool and fitness area.

Munich-based architectural firm, Hilmer Sattler and London interior architectural design studio, Tara Bernerd & Partners have worked in close collaboration to bring the spirit of Rosewood into the Bavarian metropolis. Their overarching objective was to bring the historic past of the legacy buildings into the modern world of today. To this end, the hotel is a contemporary interpretation of Baroque architecture and the sophisticated design blends seamlessly with the historical elements of the building to convey an expressly modern yet timeless Bavarian style.

“Rosewood Munich is our first project in Germany with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and is a key moment for us,” commented Bernerd, Founder of Tara Bernerd & Partners. “We have sought to bring a refined residential style with a contemporary take on Baroque architecture. This elevated sense of sophistication will provide a place for locals and distinguished travellers to come together in this vibrant and eclectic city.”

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The historic entrance hall of the hotel, which features impressive, vaulted ceilings and frescos, is original to the former bank building and has been carefully preserved. Purposeful lighting draws attention to the archival elements, with highlights including an ornate ceiling fresco. Juxtaposed with newly constructed doors and windows, the entrance exudes a stately yet contemporary feel. The central courtyard, which is a typical feature in Munich’s old town, has also been carefully restored, letting the building breathe while at the same time adding a completely new experience to the space.

At Asaya Spa, Rosewood Munich’s integrative wellness destination, guests will enjoy unique moments of relaxation. Extending over two floors and covering an area of 1,300 square metres, the facilities will boast a vitality indoor pool, two saunas, one steam room, six treatment rooms, a wellness suite for private spa experiences and a round-the-clock fitness centre equipped by Technogym. Spa memberships and offers will be available for local residents as well as visiting guests not staying at the hotel.

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An epicurean journey will unfold at the hotel’s Alpine-inspired brasserie, CUVILLIÉS, where tradition merges with modernity. Open seven days a week, the restaurant will welcome patrons for a relaxing breakfast, a casual lunch, or a decadent dinner. Classic Alpine dishes, rooted in the cultural heritage of the region and the neighbouring states of Austria and Italy, will bring something truly unique and exciting to Munich’s culinary scene. All offerings will highlight seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers.

Bar Montez will offer a refined selection of handcrafted signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and premium spirits. The cocktail menu will feature both tried-and-true classics as well as innovative original concoctions, all emphasizing fresh ingredients. As an additional highlight, the bar will offer a varied music programme with a roster of unique artists and performers.

In addition, the hotel will encompass six event spaces, including a spacious ballroom and a smaller historic ballroom, as well as four flexible meeting and breakout rooms. Both ballrooms will offer outdoor space. With over 600 square metres of indoor meeting space, Rosewood Munich can cater to all sizes and types of gatherings, from corporate meetings to intimate dinners, lifestyle events or social celebrations. All spaces boast complimentary wireless high-speed internet access and on-site audio visual and production services.

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