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AXOR x Rosewood: Historic Grandeur Meets Contemporary Luxury

Hotel Rosewood, Munich, Germany

Schiltach, January 2024. As guests enter the Rosewood Hotel Munich, they are immediately immersed in a vibrant celebration of Munich’s past and present. Housed between two historic buildings—the former State Bank of Bavaria headquarters and aristocratic residence Palais Neuhaus-Preysing — in the center of Munich’s iconic Old Town — the hotel represents a new chapter of modern luxury for the Bavarian capital and beyond. Helming the careful restoration and forward-thinking interior design of the space were none other than the internationally-acclaimed designers and architects Tara Bernerd & Partners, who brought to life the Rosewood’s 74 rooms and public spaces.

A Melting Pot of Design Influences

Inspired by the city's melting pot of cultures, Bernerd’s studio designed “a contemporary take on baroque architecture, combining sympathetic design that melds with the historic elements of the building, to bring a distinctly modern, Bavarian feel,” as they explain. Offsetting original features evocative of the sites’ historic grandeur—such as vaulted ceilings and ornate frescoes—with bespoke furnishings citing modernist influences spanning from Bauhaus to Space Age, the Rosewood Munich welcomes guests with a diverse blend of design both elegant and familiar that Bernerd simply calls “a refined residential style”.

This cohesive eclecticism curated by Bernerd also extends to the bathrooms throughout the Rosewood Munich—namely, through a medley of AXOR products from various collections. In the Rosewood’s wellness facilities—comprising a swimming pool and spa—an exquisite blend of AXOR Starck, AXOR ShowerSolutions and AXOR Citterio E in Brushed Gold Optic neatly complements the space’s modernist design, minimalist architecture and vibrant, green-tiled shower areas. For the bathrooms serving Rosewood’s in-house Bar Montez, Bernerd opted for the radical simplicity of AXOR Uno in radiant Brushed Bronze to match the sophisticated design of wooden trims and blue ceramics.

The Elegant World of AXOR Citterio

However, it’s in the accommodations’ marble-and-oakwood bathrooms where the Rosewood Munich’s spirit of contrasts culminates in the form of bespoke AXOR Citterio faucet arrangements. Developed in collaboration with AXOR Signature, the customization service of AXOR, the washbasin faucets feature a stylish component mix comprising a curved spout from the sensuous AXOR Citterio M range and custom dual cross handles from the angular AXOR Citterio E collection with escutcheons from AXOR Citterio. As a special minimalist accent, bespoke pin-drop temperature markings have been implemented in the center of the handles rather than on the escutcheon. Together, the components form a harmonious fusion that accentuates the bathroom’s refined palette of marble, oakwood and polished metal, and demonstrates the range of flexibility and personalization available through AXOR design.

Completed with AXOR FinishPlus

In addition to standard Chrome, select AXOR fixtures at the Rosewood Munich are finished in Brushed Gold Optic and Brushed Bronze, two of many exclusive AXOR FinishPlus surfaces. Each luxurious, radiant and distinct in their own way, these finishes perfectly represent the unique personalities found within each of the hotel’s spaces, finely completing the inviting atmosphere of contemporary luxury that will make the Rosewood Hotel Munich a destination to remember.

About AXOR

AXOR conceives and manufactures iconic objects for luxurious bathrooms and kitchens. Developed in collaboration with world-renowned designers—Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud and Barber Osgerby among them—AXOR products come in a variety of styles. All AXOR faucets, showers and accessories are produced to the highest standards of quality. With an expertise that extends far beyond the products themselves, AXOR inspires and enables architects, interior designers and the design-savvy public. Together with AXOR, they shape water-related spaces that reflect the unique personality of the user. Part of the Hansgrohe Group, AXOR is a forward-thinking brand dedicated to developing distinctive products, manufactured with excellence.


Astrid Bachmann
Deputy Lead Corporate Communications, Global PR AXOR