Langham Hotels and Resorts have added a former royal residence to the company's European collection.

The Langham Nymphenburg Residence, located within the 490-acre imperial estate of Nymphenburg Palace, is a 15-minute drive from Munich city centre. Langham Hospitality Group will manage the hotel, scheduled to open in the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2019.

“We are delighted to expand our footprint in Europe and introduce our luxury brand to the beautiful city of Munich,” said Stefan Leser, chief executive officer of Langham HospitalityGroup.

“The Langham Hotels and Resorts collection combines luxury lifestyle and service with some of the finest properties in the world. The fact that The Langham Nymphenburg is a residence emphasizes the diversity of our growing portfolio, and it is a wonderful addition to our group of luxury hotels in major cities such as New York, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Chicago.”

The Langham Nymphenburg Residence will feature four bedrooms, three living rooms, two wine cellars, seven bathrooms, a home cinema, an elevator, and a dining room that seats twelve people. A private terrace with water feature and centuries-old sculptures will provide a backdrop for special occasions for up to 100 guests.

The three-story residence will feature bespoke furniture pieces and accessories handcrafted by specialist brands and ateliers, overseen by Munich-based interior design firm Mang Mauritz. Donghia furniture by Rubelli, textiles by Jim Thompson, wallpaper by Cole & Son, Dornbracht bathroom fittings in polished copper, gold, and matte black, Gaggenau kitchen appliances, and handmade-to-order beds by Vispring all feature.

A specially curated selection of pieces from the neighbouring Nymphenburg porcelain workshop, which has been producing avant-garde and tailor-made designs for four centuries, will be showcased throughout the 9,000 square foot Residence.

Known for their collaborations with celebrated artists and fashion designers, some of the works on display include two porcelain 'Myth and Legend' sculptures by Damien Hirst in the dining room, Commedia Dell'ARte couture edition figurines by Vivienne Westwood, and photographer Nick Knight's limited edition representation of Kate Moss.

Myth and Legend, Damien Hirst

Mezzetino, Vivienne Westwood

About Nymphenburg Palace

Built in 1675 and a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the Baroque palace was once the summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs and remains one of the largest royal palaces in Europe. Home to vast and immaculate garden pavilions, water features, five museums and sculptures, Nymphenburg Palace ranks as one of the most popular attractions in Germany and continues to be a home and chancery for the head of the House of Wittelsbach, currently Franz, Duke of Bavaria.