Hospitality Design History

Morgans Hotel by Andrée Putman

Morgans Hotel by Andrée Putman ©Deidi Von Schaewen

2014 is a significant year for me as it has now been three decades since I launched my own hospitality design studio – and I can say with certainty that during this period, the industry has transformed greatly in terms of creativity. Weiterlesen

Designed by JOI-Design: Hotel Neptun SPA

Hotel Neptun Spa - designed by JOI-Design ©JOI-Design

all photos: © Christian Kretschmar / JOI-Design

Following three months of extensive renovations, the spa in the classic, five-star Hotel Neptun at the Baltic Sea resort of Warnemünde, Germany, shines with a new splendour envisioned by interiors specialist JOI-Design.

The NEPTUN SPA encompasses a generous range of nurturing treatments over its 2400 m2 expanse; newly refreshed are four spacious saunas, experience showers and 600 m2 of lounge areas which look onto the unspoilt vista of the shoreline.


Hotel SP34 – a grown-up hotel in Copenhagen

Hotel SP34, Copenhagen: Bar Moritz,  ©JOI-Design

Hotel SP34, Copenhagen: Bar Moritz, ©JOI-Design

Almost three years ago I wrote a blog post describing my stay at the young and hip Hotel FOX in Copenhagen. After an adventurous night sleeping in a tent pitched inside the guestroom, I admitted that my youth was definitely over and there’s much to be said for a comfortable bed.

Now that it has reinvented itself with a makeover and the new name “Hotel SP34” – which certainly piqued my curiosity – I recently checked-out this hotel again. Weiterlesen

Designed by JOI-Design: Hotel Neptun SPA

Hotel Neptun Spa - designed by JOI-Design ©JOI-Design

Alle Fotos: © Christian Kretschmar / JOI-Design

Nach drei Monaten umfassender Renovierungsarbeiten erstrahlt die 2.400 m² große Wellness-Area des 5-Sterne-Hotel Neptun im Ostseebad Warnemünde im neuen Glanz und punktet mit einem brandneuen Sauna-, Aktiv- und Ruhebereich auf über 600 Quadratmetern mit Meerblick – designed by JOI-Design.

Schöne Impressionen vom frisch umgestalteten NEPTUN SPA mit seinen vier weitläufigen Saunen, Lounge-Areas und Erlebnisduschen könnt ihr nun hier bewundern. Weiterlesen

Two micro-trends: wood and metal in design

a new design trend: metal ©JOI-Design

a new design trend: metal ©JOI-Design

In recent times some interesting micro-trends have been emerging in the use of natural materials, for example, side tables and nightstands fashioned from logs of petrified timber, each one a unique object formed by nature. Another design direction combines wood-based products with manufactured materials, as seen with tree trunks encased in acrylic glass or gilded so that the rough-textured grain is transformed by an elegant metallic sheen. Weiterlesen