Elegance and history intertwined: Discover the Rosewood Munich

ByAndrea Thompson

May 28, 2024
Nestled in the heart of Munich, the Rosewood Munich stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and modern luxury.

Nestled in the heart of Munich, the Rosewood Munich stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and modern luxury. The buildings heritage dates back to around 17th Century and offers guests a unique blend of historical grandeur with contemporary elegance.

Owned by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, the hotel spans two buildings: the former State Bank of Bavaria and the Palais Neuhaus-Preysing residence. They have been meticulously restored to their original grandeur, showcasing an elegant blend of Baroque and Rococo styles with modern design elements.

The lobby is a testament to this, featuring an ornate vaulted ceiling and preserving original elements like the grand staircase and Baroque frescoes. It is adorned with curated artwork by the award-winning local illustrator Olaf Hajek, along with Munich Snapshots by illustrator Rosanna Merklin.

The Rosewood Munich offers 132 rooms and suites, each a sanctuary of tranquillity and refined style. Designed by the London-based Tara Bernerd & Partners, they draw inspiration from nearby mountain and lake landscapes. Every room combines classic elegance with a palette of greens and browns, complemented by leather and velvet furnishings, to ensure a stay that is both comfortable and luxurious.

The accommodations boast air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and a well-stocked mini bar, featuring pre-mixed Negronis from the local “Cocktale Company”. The private bathrooms are adorned with smoky marble and brass fixtures, complementing the sleek green marble sink, hairdryer, and the softest slippers imaginable. The products provided are primarily plastic-free, including  refillable Votary bath products in the rooms.

Dining is an adventure of its own. With seductive interiors designed by local experts, DiPPOLD Interior Design Studio, Brasserie Cuvilliés puts a contemporary spin on traditional Alpine cuisine.  Bar Montez, whose name is inspired by a 19th-century dancer, offers custom cocktails and bar snacks with live jazz until 2am. With two additional dining areas, the Wintergarten next to the restaurant and the Palaishof courtyard for alfresco dining throughout the day.

As to sustainability, the Chef takes pride in personally knowing all his suppliers and sourcing most ingredients locally. The kitchen strives to use products from within the local Alpine regions as part of the Provenance program, and any food waste is composted and utilized to help heat the buildings.

The hotel boasts equally impressive amenities, featuring a wellness centre complete with an indoor pool and fitness centre. The Asaya® Spa offers an holistic approach with signature treatments that include unique scents, as well as incorporating Barbara Sturm facial products and OTO CBD-infused massage oils.

With six event spaces, including a 234 sqm Grand Ballroom and historic junior ballroom (both which offer outdoor space), and four flexible meeting and breakout rooms ideal for the business traveller.

Nestled in the heart of Munich’s old town (Altstadt), a brief walk connects you to numerous attractions, including the historic Residenz Museum, the sprawling Englischer Garten (English Gardens), the iconic Munich Cathedral (Frauenkirche), and Marienplatz, where the Rathaus-Glockenspiel delights onlookers with its chimes at 11 am and noon, and additionally at 5 pm from March to October.

A mere 12-minute walk will take you to the city’s largest food market, the Viktualienmarkt. The surrounding area abounds with a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, and even the renowned Hofbräuhaus München is conveniently close.

Whether it’s the hotel’s rich heritage, its exquisite design, or the plethora of activities and dining options, the Rosewood Munich is a destination that promises an unforgettable experience for all who walk through its doors.