Hotel Bayerischer Hof Germany
Hotel Bayerischer Hof
Promenadeplatz 2-6 , 80333, Munich
Privatelly owned by the family Volkhardt since 1897
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Managing Proprietor Innegrit Volkhardt now runs the hotel in the fourth generation. After visiting the Special High School for hotel industry in Heidelberg and studying operational economics, Innegrit Volkhardt took over the management of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in 1992 from her father. In this position she conducted numerous outstanding investment projects and high-ranking events at the German best-selling hotel.
5- star luxury hotel and member of LHW & PHG.
The Bayerischer Hof, in the hands of the Volkhardt family now for four generations and over 175 years, shows how each generation successfully met the demands of their era. Since 1995, 140 million Euros have been invested in design, architecture and construction to create the current atmosphere. Mantra has always been: combining the best combination from our tradition along modern elements of our days.
Hotel Bayerischer Hof
History & Story
His Majesty King Ludwig I of Bavaria expressed his desire that Munich should have a first-class hotel for distinguished travelers of high standing in 1839. Herrmann Volkhardt purchased the Bayerischer Hof for the sum of 2,850,000 Goldmarks and further properties to expand the hotel in 1897. The Bayerischer Hof got nearly completely destroyed during the World War II, except of the famous Mirror Hall, the only room that survived unscathed and Munich’s first post-war restaurant was opened there in October 1945. Then owner Hermann Volkhardt also proclaimed: “We shall rebuild the Bayerischer Hof to be more beautiful than ever before.”
1969: The historical Palais Monteglas, a former residence of the Duke Mongelas, was added to the Bayerischer Hof and renovated completely for the Olympic Games in 1972 and to have additional space for this special event.
Date added extensions
2005 Blue Spa:
Star architect Andrée Putman has created a unique four-storey wellness retreat with breath-taking views.
2009 Garden and Atelier:
The design, by the Belgian art dealer Axel Vervoordt, exudes the luxurious and tasteful flair of an artist’s atelier, followed by the hotel’s very own cinema, the astor@Cinema Lounge, in 2011.
2013 Roof Garden and Lounge are realized by the Paris design studio Jouin Manku.
Currently hotel is also awaiting further modernisation and alterations in frames of ‘Project G’, which allows for the enlargement of rooms as well as three additional floors and a mega-suite.
At the front, the Palais Hall will be completely renovated until October 2016. Internationally acclaimed interior designer Axel Vervoordt is responsible for design. And there are already plans for more innovative projects.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
If we want things to stay as they are, they will have to change – a concept for which the Hotel Bayerischer Hof is a cast-in-stone example.
Now the Bayerischer Hof is owned and run by the Volkhardt family since 1897. In other words: hospitality has a long tradition with us.
Situated within the old city centre of Munich, with famous attractions like the Frauenkirche cathedral, Viktualien market, Opera, famous museums, the Residenz (former king’s residence) and Hofgarten, nearby. It is also located next to the pedestrian zone with exclusive shopping opportunities at Maximilianstraße as well as high street shopping options. Its location also provides close proximity and easy reach to most office and business locations in town. Ideal connections to most important venues and transportation systems ( tram or underground).
Key sites/activities in the area
Hotel Bayerischer Hof is situated in the heart of the city on Promenadeplatz square, just a short walk from the Opera House, the Cathedral Church of Our Lady and various museums. The exclusive boutiques in the vicinity of the hotel are ideal for a spot of shopping. If you prefer a more natural setting, you’ll be right at home in the verdant surroundings of the Hofgarten or Englischer Garden (one of the largest inner city parks worldwide) parks.
Since his residence lacked a bathtub his Majesty Ludwig I of Bavaria visited the Bayerischer Hof twice a month to take a royal bath.
Legend says Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sissy) also regularly resided in the hotel.
Michael Jackson was our guest in the 90’s. When the US singer died in June 2009, fans in the Bavarian capital have set up a makeshift pilgrimage site at the base of a statue originally honouring the Renaissance composer Orlande de Lassus on Promenadeplatz opposite to the hotel that has now become one of the most know and visited tourist monument.
Special amenities for our small guests and babysitter services are available. Also, our hotel is pets-friendly providing our very own doggy bar.
Even if the days of the Bavarian monarchy are long over, the highest standards of
rooms and suites have remained. Stay in a stylish ambience, enjoy the comfortable furnishings and lovingly-designed details and delight in the wonderful bathrooms. Despite all the comfort we offer, we do require you to make a difficult choice: you must select from 340 unique rooms also including 65 Suites.
Between the elegant rooms designed by star architect Siegward Graf Pilati or the romantic rooms designed by Laura Ashley. In contrast, the urban Cosmopolitan R&B rooms or the African-inspired colonial rooms represent sophisticated modernity. If even after lengthy consideration you are unable to decide, there is only one solution: visit us more often.
Restaurants & Bars
Gourmet restaurant Atelier
Awarded with 2 Michelin stars under headchef Jan Hartwig and restaurant manager Talisa Bernthaler;
with its summer terrace serves classic and brasserie dishes contemporary interpreted;
with Polynesian specialities from a Chinese oven cooking original recipes;
serving Bavarian specialities under a historic vaulted ceiling and pretzels from its own bakery;
Blue Spa Lounge
and Bar above the rooftops which serves light delicacies, barbecues in summer and the roof terrace’s Polar Bar in winter;
which is award-winning with its creations and classics in the historic Hall of Mirrors,
• unique wellness area on top of the hotel, 1.300 sqm, spread over three floors with impressive views over the roofs from Munich
• daily open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m and for hotel guests free of charge
• swimming pool (with a size of 6,5mx14,5m) with a sliding glass roof
• steam bath and two saunas –gentle ladies bio sauna and a mixed sauna with herbal preparations
• Solarium and sun terrace
• Fitness studio with sports equipment from Life Fitness
• Extensive range of treatments and massages
• In-house beauty center and hair dresser
• decorated by star-architect André Putman and awarded as Best City Spa Resort 2006
Corporate & Celebration Events
40 function rooms from 17 to 1,700 sqm for 10 to 2,500 pax.
The Ballroom ensemble with 1,693 sqm in Art déco style with a sliding glass roof ideal for all types of events (conferences, meetings, gala dinners, car and product presentations, exhibitions etc.)
Cinema Lounge with 38 seats for presentations, film screenings and private events;
Roof garden with live-cooking-stations and Roof garden Lounge with a bar and open fireplace;
Blue Spa Bar & Lounge with a winter garden and open fireplace as well as a terrace with a panoramic view over Munich and the Alps; numerous conferences rooms in different sizes in historical part Palais Mongelas ideal for different events.
Extra Notable Features
We also feature the comedy in the Bayerischer Hof, our own theatre, the Night Club as one of the best Jazz Clubs in Town, the Piano bar with live piano entertainment every Friday and the astor@Cinema Lounge, where you can watch the latest movies and blockbusters on comfortable lounge sofas.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Restaurant Atelier: 2 Michelin stars and 17 points Gault Millau
Continuously Germany’s best-selling hotel since 2010 with sales worth of €59 million.
Number of employees