Sitting opposite the impressive 19th century red-brick Augustiner Brewery, about 6-7 minutes away from the city centre Marienplatz, Roomers Munich, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is a newly opened five-star property located in the Westend Quarter, aiming to redefine the guest experience in a culturally rich and elegant city, where discerning travellers can already choose from an impressive list of upscale hotels.
The reinvigorated neighbourhood in which the hotel is located is in itself a bit of a departure for a luxury Munich hotel. But Roomers’ designers like to think a little outside the box, and once settled into the hotel’s home on busy Landsberger Strasse – which boasts a huge diversity of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops old and new – one realises that the property’s location is actually rather cool. The city’s famous Olympiapark sports venue, originally built for the 1972 summer games. and now an urban park used for many of the Bavarian capital’s big social events, is nearby. As are the offices of Apple and Google.
Inside the hotel, 281 spacious guest rooms range in size from 25m2 to 155m2, and each of the 10 suites has a private sauna and a Jacuzzi on its terrace. A natural-centric overall interior design style, utilising plenty of wood, marble, copper and leather, is enhanced by original artworks scattered throughout the hotel, and combined with a rich colour palette to gently lift the dim but clever lighting and dark aesthetic.
Roomers’ stylish approach also extends to its signature dining experience, Izakaya Asian Kitchen & Bar, which hails from Amsterdam. Largely Japanese and South American inspired, chefs cook as guests watch, fascinated as flames periodically shoot into the air. Izakaya is outstanding and alone worthy of a visit to Roomers Munich, even if you are not lured by the deluxe and glossy accommodations to stay overnight.
After dinner, guests move on to Roomers Bar, where hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of shochu fuel a lively vibe. Those lucky enough to be summoned through a tunnel to a second door, find themselves in an invite-only red-bedecked hidden den, where a sultry chanteuse sings or one of Munich’s hottest DJ spins until 4am. Hanging out here, amongst Munich’s fashion-fuelled and style leaders, will almost certainly lead to you spending the night.