Hapimag Resort Hamburg

Lead DesignerMr. Peter Joehnk
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

When designing the Hapimag Resort Hamburg’s 41 holiday apartments, JOI-Design was inspired by the artistic vibrancy that permeates the site’s location amongst the historic, brick-clad warehouses that flank the Alster River’s canals.
Hanseatic chic is juxtaposed with rough, harbour flair: design classics, handcrafted accents, and refined textiles woven from natural fibres sit alongside rugged ropes, nautical motifs, and vintage oak floors, resulting in a cosy yet modern haven that avoids pastiche.
Yellow port hole “frames” above the reception desk enliven the lobby’s anthracite and grey palette, while pendant lights hung from anchored ropes and a table crafted from repurposed timber shipping boxes add industrial touches.
Designed with soothing shades of navy blue and grey, the apartments feature brass-trimmed steamer trunks for storage and tripod floor lamps that recall sailors’ astronomical devices. Bespoke, hand-painted tiles in the kitchens and a rope swing used as a bedroom nightstand charmingly interpret hanseatic culture.


“Functionality is the cornerstone of our work and the fruit of extensive experience. We create spaces that surprise and delight guests with an atmosphere that is both unmistakable and exceptional. Sophisticated tailor-made design solutions infused with the spirit of hotel couture are the hallmarks of our design practice.”
Creating refined and luxurious Hospitality Design has been our labour of love since 1984. Working with highly accomplished and creative interior designers, architects, designers, engineers and artists, the skilled team of this leading European design studio contributes to the development of outstanding hotel projects, sensational restaurants, and exceptional wellness facilities.
Based in Hamburg, JOI-Design brings boundless enthusiasm, devotion to detail, and decades of experience to its endeavours in the field of interior design for both privately owned and operated high-end boutique hotels and projects for luxury-brand hotel chains.
Working with leading product designers, our internationally experienced team has made successful forays into the fields of furniture, lighting, carpeting and bathroom fitting design – all products by JOI-Design.
JOI-Design transforms emotions into tailor-made design that symbolises exclusivity, luxury and high quality. Thus, JOI-Design creates unique havens of well-being, creating incomparable destinations that guests seek out, love and return to again and again.

Our clients include: Le Méridien, Hilton, Kempinski, JW Marriott, Frasers, Hyatt, Dolce Hotels, Mövenpick, Pullman, Radisson BLU, Park Inn, Steigenberger, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, Hapimag

Number of employees: 40 team members
including: Interior Designers, Architects, Architectural Draftsmen, Perspective Artists, Product Designers.

Books published:

2009 “Raum. Werte. Creating Hospitality Design”. / ISBN 978-3-03768-039-1
2010 “101 Hotel Rooms” / ISBN 978-3-03768-071-1
2013 “Farben der Hotels / Colours for Hotels” / ISBN 978-3-7667-2025-2
2014 “101 Hotel Lobbies, Bars & Restaurants”/ ISBN 978-3-03768-138-1
2015 “101 Hotel Baths and Spas” / ISBN 978-3-03768-180-0
2016 “101 Hotel Rooms” Vol.2 / ISBN 978-3-03768-198-5