An interiors wizard weaves his magic in a grand Munich hotel

Axel Vervoordt has reimagined an entire wing of rooms and suites, bringing rich earth tones, sumptuous fabrics and exotic artefacts

The living area in a deluxe double room
The living area in a deluxe double room | Image: Benjamin A Monn

Belgian antiquarian/interiors wizard Axel Vervoordt wowed audiences at the Venice Biennale for the sixth and final time last year with Intuition, his eclectic and achingly tasteful exhibition at the Palazzo Fortuny. Many’s the globetrotter who wished he would direct his talents at hotel projects more often: for them (and everyone else), there’s now gratification in Munich, where Vervoordt has designed an entire wing of rooms and suites at the grand old Bayerischer Hof (; from €590) – some of them vast, airy knock-throughs of what were two and three rooms – as well as a new-build penthouse suite that takes up the entire eighth floor, with panoramic views across the city. Expect rich earth tones, sumptuous linens and velvets, and stunning exotic artefacts.


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