Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Belvédère Davos

One of Steigenberger Hotels‘ ICON properties, the Steigenberger Icon Grandhotel Belvédère has been an important venue for the World Economic Forum for numerous years.

JOI-Design was commissioned by the destination’s developer to reimagine its reception space, entrance and public areas, including the lobby and bar. The hotel draws inspiration from the mountainous landscape nearby and the legendary building itself – the white Grand Dame. Our aim was to introduce a contemporary twist yet still respect the existing structure. Graceful white furnishings help emphasise the lobby’s rich stucco accents, while shelving was added between existing columns to create library-like seating nooks where people can comportably chat in a relaxed setting. Daily newspapers hang from hooks, reminiscent of traditional European cafés, while modernity comes into play through niches for working on laptops.