1. A new wing with a markedly different aesthetic
Axel Vervoordt’s signature style is on display in the polished new wing of the Bayerischer Hof. The spacious rooms feature natural materials and neutral colours; think Valverde stone flooring in the bathrooms, antique wooden furniture and linen covers on the sofas. It’s a far cry from the classical opulence of the rest of the hotel, but owner Innegrit Volkhardt already has plans to modernise the entire building.
2. Munich’s only three-Michelin-starred restaurant
Vervoordt also designed the hotel’s lauded restaurant, Atelier, which is headed by chef Jan Hartwig. Reserve a table well in advance to enjoy Hartwig’s seasonal, regional dishes such as Bavarian trout with sunflower seeds, parsnip, calf’s head, chives and buttermilk.
3. A private cinema screening the latest blockbusters
The hotel’s plush cinema – once again designed by Vervoordt – seats 38 on comfy oversized sofas. It screens both English and German movies in their original language.
4. A pool with a view
The seventh-floor spa’s pièce de résistance is its pool, which provides swimmers with vistas of Munich’s most beautiful buildings, including the imposing Frauenkirche cathedral and the neo-Gothic town hall.
5. A jaw-dropping penthouse suite
The new wing also sees the arrival of a plush 350m2 penthouse suite, which costs a cool €15,000 a night. The lofty space embraces the Japanese wabi-sabi philosophy and features one-of-a-kind lamps by ceramic artist Kosi Hidama, a gym, a sauna, a wraparound terrace and an outdoor tub.
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This article was originally published in the June 2018 issue of SilverKris magazine. Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours as well as booking and seating requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.