The hills are alive at Mandarin Oriental, Munich, but not with the sound of music. Fresh from a landmark refresh courtesy of Hamburg interior design studio cm-Design, each of the hotel’s 48 guestrooms and 25 suites have been injected with a bold new look to commemorate the hotel’s 20th anniversary, with an eclectic and colourful blend of styles, colours and patterns and an extensive new art collection throughout.
Each of the rooms features original works by local artist Felix Rehfeld, whose colourful mountain landscapes are rendered in oil paint, a reminder of the Bavarian city’s position as the gateway to the German Alps. In the hotel lobby, a collection of 100 miniature mountain paintings by Rehfeld forms the centrepiece of the new art collection, while each of the suites feature a porcelain mountain massif created exclusively for the hotel by Nymphenburg, the Royal Bavarian porcelain manufacturer, which is based in Munich.
Back in the guestrooms, cm-Design has worked with brands including French furniture maker Ligne Roset, Bavarian design firm Felix Graf and Hong Kong textile manufacturer House of Tai Ping to create interiors that blend contemporary style with heritage elements. New in-room perks include a private bar with daily treats from Matsuhisa Munich, which debuted at the hotel in 2015, and a daily Champagne experience. To mark the renovation, the hotel is offering a Staycation by M.O. package including daily breakfast, a bottle of Champagne, daily credit of EUR 100 (approx. US $120), early check-in and late check-out and daily breakfast, from EUR 600 ($710) per night.