The Rosewood Munich

The new hand-picked star in Munich's luxury hotel sky
Kardinal-Faulhaber-Street 1, 80333 Munich, Germany

The Rosewood Munich

The new hand-picked star in Munich’s luxury hotel sky

Luxury hotels in Munich invite you to a fabulous weekend, a cultural trip, an event or a longer pleasure trip. The state capital of Bavaria offers multifaceted historical sights, museums, castles, diverse shopping opportunities, wonderful park landscapes, sporting activities, as well as the Isar and the Eisbach. The Eisbach river also meanders through the city into the English Garden.

Let inspire yourself, dear readers, to the unique spirit of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts and experience this special world with me. The stay at “Rosewood Munich” took place in January 2024.

The Rosewood Munich – The Rosewood philosophy

The “Rosewood Munich” embodies the motto of the Rosewood´s philosophy “A Sense of Place”. Since its opening on October 20th, 2023, it has eclipsed all previous traditional hotels, meaning that Munich’s 5-star luxury hotels will only lead a shadowy existence from this date on. The hotel’s Managing Director, Roland Dürr, whom I know personally from the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, is a masterful manager and brings a fresh flair to Munich. He started at Rosewood in New York in 2012 and was most recently Director in Abu Dhabi.

The Rosewood Munich – The location

In a privileged location, in the heart of the Bavarian capital, the new Munich jewel welcomes its national and international guests with a fresh era of lifestyle, elegance, glamor, history, innovation, high-end luxury and that certain something: the warmth, friendliness and professionalism of its dedicated staff.

The “Rosewood Munich”, the first hotel in Germany of the renowned and high-end US luxury hotel brand, is located in two listed buildings. Situated in the former headquarters of the Bavarian State Bank and the adjacent aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing, the luxury hotel offers 73 rooms and 59 suites in a contemporary classic style paired with the latest technical achievements. The already established Rosewood hotels, which currently have 33 properties in 12 countries, are considered the epitome of luxury and are characterized above all by their architectural design, which is intended to reflect the history and culture of the respective location. An insider tip: look up when you are standing in front of the entrance. The four striking roof sculptures are allegorical for the state of Bavaria.

Everyone who knows me knows that my home away from home is Dubai, Milan and now also Venice. So, I am already looking forward to the opening of the Rosewood in the fashion city of Milan in 2025 and in the lagoon city of Venice in 2025. I hope the two hotels can inspire me just as much as the “Rosewood Munich”.

The Rosewood Munich – The entrance area and the lobby

I am overwhelmed by entering the hotel. Behind the historic neo-baroque and rococo façades, the listed staircase with the vestibule at Kardinal-Faulhaber street 1 immediately captivates me. I eagerly climb the stairs of this palace and my feet immediately slide into the inviting lobby lounge with its magnificent vaulted ceilings and artfully restored frescoes

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

The Rosewood Munich – The rooms / suites

The privileged location of the luxury hotel, the lobby and the rooms / suites reflect the unique philosophy of the Rosewood brand: “A SENSE OF PLACE”.

The luxuriously furnished 73 rooms and 59 suites offer luxury seekers up to 452 square meters of living and feel-good space. Starting with a generous 38 square meters in the standard category, even the smallest category offers everything that makes the heart of a luxury traveler beat faster. All the rooms (standard, deluxe and superior) and suites with one or two bedrooms are furnished with high-quality materials such as velvet, tweet, leather and marble as well as bespoke interiors and surprise with sophisticated details. Just how exclusive the “Rosewood Munich” is can be seen in the entrance areas of the rooms and junior suites. After opening the entrance door, you will find yourself in an anteroom with a beautifully designed storage area to the right or left for your bags or the clothes and shoes you have just bought, as well as a generously sized closet with several drawers, an integrated safe and numerous clothes hangers.

In our stylishly furnished, light-flooded junior suite (number 318) with a view of the beautiful winter garden, I immediately notice the welcome gift consisting of a bottle of sparkling water, fruit (mandarins, typical of the Rosewood brand) and patisserie as well as a handwritten welcome card. All of this demonstrates a personal appreciation of the guest.

However, the focus is on the large, very comfortable bed with high-quality bed linen. There is a bedside table on either side of the bed, which is large enough and has all the necessary light switches and sockets. The curtains can be controlled from the bed, too. In the evening, a bottle of water with a glass is provided. An extremely comfortable sofa with a table and armchair unfolds in front of the bed.

Opposite is the large flat-screen TV, which stands on a chest of drawers with other amenities. Unfortunately, the programs all work rather poorly. But the technician will take care of it. The fine-tuning still needs to be done. A free coffee machine with more than enough coffee capsules and a tea maker complete the room facilities. Together with the well-stocked minibar, they are hidden away in a stylish cupboard.

The bathroom, although only equipped with a washbasin, is simply beautiful. It impresses with its spaciousness and design. The use of marbled marble gives this bathing temple a stylish character. While I test out the wonderful bathtub with a suitable shelf for a book or a glass of champagne, my husband jumps into the extremely spacious walk-in shower. It has a rain shower head and a regular shower head. Finally, worth mentioning are also the separate toilet in a separate room, the two fluffy bathrobes, the high-quality care products and the Dyson hairdryer with all its attachments.

Guests experience the superlative of living in the 452 square meter Signature Suite King Maximilian I with twelve beds and a proud price of 24,000 euros per night (butler service included) as well as in the other five exclusive Signature Suites, also known as Houses.

  • The Princess Ferdinande House offers an absolute highlight on 78 square meters, an extremely spacious living room with a glass bridge. Let yourself be surprised and enjoy the unique view from this bridge.

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

  • The King Ludwig I House scores with 120 square meters of feel-good oasis.
  • The Princess Augusta House unfolds its well-being on 170 square meters. The beautiful terrace overlooks Munich’s landmark: The fascinating Frauenkirche. The dining table invites you to dine with friends in a private atmosphere. The living room, decorated in beautiful shades of blue and beige, makes you feel right at home.
  • The Prinzregent Luitpold House boasts an impressive 138 square meters.
  • The Princess Augusta House unfolds its well-being on 170 square meters. The beautiful terrace overlooks Munich’s landmark: The fascinating Frauenkirche. The dining table invites you to dine with friends in a private atmosphere. The living room, decorated in beautiful shades of blue and beige, makes you feel right at home.

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

The ROSEWOOD MUNICH – The Relaxation

Ultimately, the Asaya Spa presents an innovative and decelerating “Sense of Place”. Far away from the hustle and bustle, a superlative oasis of calm awaits guests. The Asaya Spa, which can also be used as an urban day spa by non-hotel guests, impresses with a comprehensive health and wellness concept on an area of 1,300 square meters. The indoor pool; Social House, a wellness suite for private spa experiences; treatment rooms; saunas; herbal bath; fitness studio and spa menu ensure moments of physical well-being. The exclusive changing rooms in the pool area remind me more of the luxury of the United Arab Emirates or Asia than of changing rooms in European luxury hotels. In addition, a holistic lifestyle approach is celebrated here. The spa director, Ms. Chelsea Dorgeist, an American by birth, has many years of experience in the world’s leading luxury hotels and knows exactly what a wellness lover’s heart longs for. You will find more photos in the slideshow.

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

The Rosewood Munich – The gastronomy

In addition to the multifaceted “Sense of Places”, the culinary and gastronomic highlights, the so-called “Sense of Tastes“, inspire in their own way.

In the Brasserie Cuvilliés, an open kitchen brasserie inspired by Alpine cuisine, tradition merges with modernity. The restaurant serves a fantastic and extensive breakfast buffet every day. Of course, there are also à la carte dishes. At lunchtime and in the evening, spoiled palates can enjoy Austrian, German, Italian, vegetarian, regional dishes and fine classics with modern influences. Vegan dishes are available on request.

Great importance is attached to the origin of the products. The chef personally knows the lamb farmer and other important producers. The so-called “relationship hospitality” is exemplified at “Rosewood Munich”.

In addition to the invitingly presented delicacies, I am just as impressed by the well-trained service as I am by the unique white porcelain sculpture group by Munich artist Angelika Maria Stiegeler. Of course, you can also dine in a private dining room.

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

Another “Sense of Taste” is the aforementioned lobby lounge, the winter garden and the Palaishof. While the winter garden with its open fireplace provides the perfect backdrop in winter, the inner courtyard with its lounge furniture takes over in summer and becomes the “place to be” in Munich.

The richly stocked Bar Montez, named after the Munich artist Lola Montez, offers the last “sense of place”. In a stylish retro ambience with a variety of live music from 6p.m., you can end the day here with a masterfully created cocktail or get in the mood for dinner with a lively aperitif.

Of course, there is also 24-hour room service.

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

©Rosewood Munich by Davide Lovatti

The Rosewood Munich – The event possibilities

As already mentioned, the “Senses of Places” are reflected in the privileged location, the lobby, the rooms / suites, the bar and the spa.

The very last “Sense of Place” are the event facilities. With over 600 square meters of indoor space, the “Rosewood Munich” has room for events of all kinds with different requirements. There are no limits to imagination and creativity. Six salons, including a contemporary and a historic ballroom, provide the perfect backdrop for events and celebrations. They offer space for up to 400 guests, who can experience real living room spirit instead of a banquet hall atmosphere.

The Rosewood Munich – My conclusion

I was undoubtedly delighted with my “Rosewood Munich” experience. The hotel impresses me with its high-end luxury flair. If you want to enjoy a truly unique stay in Munich, you have to book the “Rosewood Munich”. The luxury hotel is an enrichment for Munich and, as already mentioned, it puts all previous traditional hotels in the shade.

The only drawback, which has certainly already been solved, is the difficulty in finding the exit and the wellness area as soon as you leave your room/suite. The hotel corridors are interlocking and there are intermediate floors with elevators to allow wheelchair guests to enjoy a carefree stay. These nested corridors are of course due to the fact that the two buildings were not designed as a hotel from the outset, but were built as a state bank and a noble residence. We kept getting lost, wanted to go to the swimming pool and ended up in one of the 13 elevators and stranded on a mezzanine floor. But only one elevator leads down to the wellness area. To avoid guests feeling “lost” in future, signposts have been ordered to show you exactly which elevator leads where.

Personal description

The Rosewood Munich
The new hand-picked star in Munich's luxury hotel sky


Kardinal-Faulhaber-Street 1, 80333 Munich, Germany


Anyone who stayed in this jewel will dream of coming back. It definitely is a royal oasis in the middle of the bustle metropolis. It doesn’t get more luxurious, stylish and professional than this.

Best time to travel

all year round

Getting there

Airport: Franz Josef Strauß at about 35 minutes from the Rosewood Munich by limousine


    • luxury experience in a class of its own

    • tradition meets modernity

    • palatial and cosmopolitan ambience

    • sustainable and open hotel concept (spa, restaurant and bar are open to the public and have separate entrances)

    • rightly classified by the client, Bayerische Hausbau, as a hotel in the "Five Star Ultra Luxury" category

    • exemplary Rosewood philosophy (Sense of Place and Sense of Taste; Relationship Hospitality)

    • TOP LOCATION in the city center, within walking distance of the historic Marienplatz, the Viktualienmarkt, the Residenzmuseum, the world-famous Maximilianstraße, the Bavarian State Opera, the Stachus and the English Garden


    • the place to be in Munich

Anne Hastert alias Amal Blu