Munich, Germany, March 2013: Ever wondered about the perks of being a general manager of a five-star hotel? Find out for yourself. Since January, the new Penthouse Suite at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski – the former private apartment of the hotel’s general manager - is open to guests. Surrounded by furniture from Paris and luxurious materials such as silk and precious cherry wood, the new penthouse suite is a lavish living space with a decadent and elegant atmosphere and equally impressive views over the city rooftops and the Alps on clear days.
The penthouse suite is over 250 sqm in size and can be divided into two parts. The bigger - 155 sqm part - features a 63 sqm adjoining roof terrace. The design is the opus of French interior architect Pierre Court. His inspiration came from classical modernism and a fusion of sophisticated elegance with modern elements: lacquered consoles are combined with noble Louis Seize furniture, while classic leather pieces match modern glass tables. The penthouse suite is a fashionable and trendy apartment in the style of a French boudoir, with distinctive black and white interior elements giving it character. The furniture was handcrafted by a French company in the traditional style of classical furniture dating back to the 19th century. Modern glass tables with a touch of art deco are mixed with handcrafted French pieces. Such elements are part of the design reminiscent of haute-couture and art.
The modern white and high-gloss Gaggenau kitchen is fully-equipped with an induction cooker, oven and all the necessities for elegant, private dinners, whether cooked by the guest or hotel chef. The suite's highlight is the extravagant roof terrace from where guests can enjoy stunning views over Munich's rooftops. The Opera House, Theatinerkirche and Maximilianneum all seem just a stone's throw away. Guests can indulge in the comforting feeling of having their own apartment in Munich. The terrace space is extremely versatile and can be used for a quiet sunbath, exclusive soiree or even a winter wonderland with an ice bar during the Christmas season - everything is possible. Just as easily, the suite itself can be converted into an exceptional event space, perfect for a romantic dinner, fashion presentation, exclusive business meeting or a proposal under the starry sky. The entire transformation took just 180 days from start to finish.
Over 1,500 people participated in a citywide radio and Facebook contest to name the suite. The winner got to experience the suite firsthand for a weekend.
The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is a property with a long tradition. The list of celebrity guests is a who's who of history and prestige: from high-ranking state representatives like Queen Elizabeth II, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher and true divas like Marlene Dietrich and Audrey Hepburn to popular stars like Jennifer Lopez and Robbie Williams, the hotel has always offered a proper setting befitting the rank of renowned personalities. The list of distinguished guests will certainly expand with the recent availability of this impressive suite.