JW Marriott Cannes

DesignerPeter Joehnk & Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk
PrizeHonorable Mention
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For the modernisation of JW Marriott Cannes public areas JOI-Design were charged with re-establishing the hotel’s reputation as the place to see and be seen in this glamorous destination, celebrated for its appeal amongst the international jet-set as well as Cannes International Film Festival when the world’s glitterati descend upon the city each year. In referencing the site’s former occupant, the Palais des Festivals, the design concept recalls a sophisticated era of glamour that imbued the spirit of luxury without excess. Clean lines of the building’s 1980s architecture are carried into the interior design. Here, deluxe elegance is expressed through high quality materials, finely crafted details and a sophisticated palette of greys, chocolate, black and ivory accented with warm gold and champagne tones. Material finishes are pure and luxurious. Entrance columns were transformed to emulate eye-catching “golden palms” with the port cochère suggesting a canopy of palm fronds. A “carpeted” staircase of grey marble inlaid with golden stone escorts guests into the hotel’s reception area. Inside, the lobby opens into an impressive five storeys in height with a spectacular light sculpture of delicate gold “leaves” cascading 20 metres into the centre of the space, surrounded by striking columns encased in pale marble and a mirrored ceiling reflecting horizontal rows of marble-clad balconies – all signifying a sanctuary to style and glamour. The design is more organic at ground level. An expansive polished pale marble floor is interspersed with seating areas defined by inlaid carpets with golden palm-frond patterns on a chocolate brown background; bronze “meridian lines” running through the marble and carpet flooring connects separate materials and spaces. Comfortably plush seating includes graceful wingback chairs and cosy club chairs and sofas; in addition a communal sofa skilfully defines spaces between the lobby and bar. Selectively chosen accessories complete the refined ambience.

About Designer

JOI-Design – HOTEL COUTURE “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. HOTEL COUTURE: 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