Three years ago, in the autumn of 2014, hotel owner Innegrit Volkhardt began thinking about converting the part of the building above the Komödie theatre at Hotel Bayerischer Hof. The south and north wings were converted between April 2016 and November 2017.
Following the restaurants Garden and Atelier, the astor@Cinema Lounge and the Palais Hall, this is the fourth building project which the internationally renowned interior designer, art collector and antique dealer Axel Vervoordt from Belgium realised for Hotel Bayerischer Hof. The conversion created 29 new rooms, 23 of which Deluxe double rooms, 5 Junior suites and the “Penthouse Garden Suite”. The new rooms are either south or north facing. The regular floors 4 to 7 were torn down and a new building part with five floors was built above the theatre hall.
The hotel rooms are on the 7th floor. And the “Penthouse Garden Suite” covers the entire new 8th floor. The terrace, which spans three sides of the suite, has a lot of greenery and vegetation, providing privacy. The terrace affords breathtaking views over Munich.
The Axel Vervoordt style is quite different from the previous stylistic orientations of the rooms and suites at Hotel Bayerischer Hof. The new rooms are distinguished by a discreet and understated design. The linen fabrics used for the beds, sofas, armchairs, chairs and cushions are in light or dark natural and earthy tones, from beige to taupe blue. The furniture, including table, dresser, bedside table, desk and shelf, are all unique pieces made from reclaimed wood. The artists from Axel Vervoordt’s workshop breathed new life into each piece of furniture. Each of the lamps, designed by the Japanese ceramic artist Kosi Hidama, is also a one-of-a-kind made in Vervoordt's workshop in Gravenwezel near Antwerp. The bathrooms feature natural Valverde stone and clear forms. Each room is unique with regard to design and colour scheme. The inherent simplicity and serenity of the rooms is further underlined by a few small ceramic vases and other vessels.