With increased demand from travellers for overnight accommodation, Hilton Munich Airport commissioned JOI-Design to develop a creative concept for the guestrooms in its new annex.
The result is a “Mountain Hub”. Inspired by the nearby Bavarian Alps, the studio has created a contemporary-yet-cosy design balancing the tranquillity of nature with comfortable luxury and refined details. This “hub” provides sanctuary for the many international business guests seeking a night’s rest before early-morning flights to their next destinations.
The round, freestanding table brings flexibility and an increased sense of space versus the standard desk affixed to a wall. Its multifunctional capabilities respond to guests’ wishes to personalise their environment whether working, eating, reading or enjoying a conversation.
Although each room incorporates advanced technologies of the highest standard, these features remain discreet so that the comforting connection with Bavarian nature is emphasised. Bespoke, textural artwork and full-height windows pique guests’ curiosity and encourage their minds to ponder and dream.
Our hotel had reached full capacity and needed to be enlarged with more guestrooms so we could serve additional segments of the MICE market.
The interpretation of Munich Airport’s motto, “International Mountain Hub”, which stems from its closeness to the Alps and worldwide connectivity with over 260 global routes, as a response to the design brief. I, along with our guests, really like the rooms’ light oak, stone and leather finishes, and the high-quality furnishings are contemporary yet cosy without becoming kitsch. Practical consideration of modern technology makes our guests’ lives easier through integrated reading lamps, numerous electrical sockets positioned where needed and discretely integrated USB sockets. The bathrooms are great, too – beautiful yet highly functional. The whole room triggers a “WOW” effect upon entry.