Three centuries ago, Nymphenburg Palace was the main summer residence of the Bavarian rulers, a Baroque castle surrounded by 490 acres of parkland eight kilometers west of Munich. Over the years, residences of the same style have been added to the estate and last month one of them opened for private rental after two years of renovation. But it’s not just a private villa rental. Part of The Langham Residences, the alternative hotel program of luxury hotel company Langham Hospitality Group, the Langham Nymphenburg Residence includes hotel services as part of the experience.
The 9,000 square feet 18e The mansion of the century features four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, three lounges to expand, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a fitness center, a conference room, a home theater and a wine cellar. The overall design – contemporary accessorized with traditional elements – was coordinated by Munich-based company Mang Mauritz Design with furniture by Walter Knoll and Donghia, lighting fixtures including crystal chandeliers and flower-shaped wall lights from Zurich-based Lichtkompetenz. , textiles from Thai silk specialist Jim Thompson, silk rugs from Jan Kath and porcelain tableware, tableware and artwork from specialist local artisans Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg.
The dining room, which opens directly onto Nymphenburg Palace, also features a Lindsey Adelman chandelier in brushed gold combined with the finest Nymphenburg porcelain and two statues by Damien Hirst as decor additions. Even the bathrooms are serious design bastions: some have whimsical elements like those designed to resemble safari decor and an aquarium; others have absolute royal decorum like the Royal Bavarian Spa with 24k gold detailing on paintings from other Bavarian castles.
Hotel services begin at the airport with limousine service from arrival to departure. On site staff can organize gondola rides on the Nymphenburg Canal, private tours of the castle, picnics in the residence gardens or ice skating when the river freezes. And the limousine is always available if customers need to travel to Munich for business or shopping.