A Tall Order

JOI-Design rises to the challenge with interiors that elevate
panoramic views from Berlin’s tallest skyscraper

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All photos: Jenner • Egberts Foto+Film


(Hamburg, 09.09.2019) Located in the uppermost level of the capital’s tallest building, the Sky Suites in the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz were renovated by interior architecture studio JOI-Design to celebrate their remarkable, 37th storey, 110-metre-high locale. Whether dozing, waking, working, relaxing or bathing, guests can soak up dream views from 16 spacious, modern and light-filled suites. With 3.2 m-high ceilings and footprints ranging from 45-57 sqm, the open-plan rooms are zoned to feel like private apartments where visitors can enjoy much more than an overnight stay.

"The expanse and the view are key,” says Jürgen Gangl, general manager, Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz. “Guests live independently in the suites and have their own breakfast lounge. If they prefer, there is no need to interact with the rest of the hotel."

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From the bed, sweeping views of the skyline can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows. As Berlin’s highest vantage point, nothing interferes with the breathtaking panorama. A cosy sofa corner invites guests to linger over a morning coffee while checking out the Alex, Berlin's famous TV tower or, in the evening, relax and watch movies. And when work must be done during the day, the bird’s eye perspective onto the city fascinates and inspires.

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The chilled-out calm of the airy bedrooms provides a counterpoint to the turmoil of the streets 37 stories below, creating a soothing sanctuary where guests can rest and release their stress. Orthogonal shapes hint at Bauhaus style, while abundant sunshine, a light palette, playful details and modern touches create cosiness. Time stops here to create a momentary escape from everyday life.

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In the bathroom, the generosity continues: modern, high quality interiors with full-height glazing provide create an open yet private wellness experience. Whether soaking up the view from a bubble bath in the free-standing tub or lingering on the bench in the walk-in rain shower, the depth of field behind the glass means guests are safe from prying eyes. Slip-resistant floor tiles with a blue and white floral pattern give the "wet room" a comfortable, residential character.


Reserved for use exclusively by Sky Suites guests, the Executive Breakfast Lounge holds a secret treasure uncovered during the renovation. A sculptural wall relief composed of nine sections of fired tiles in vibrant hues dates to 1971, the era of East Germany’s German Democratic Republic. Naturally, JOI-Design revisited their interior concept to incorporate the rediscovered art, finding and then commissioning the original two artists to restore it. “Not only was it exciting to design these luxurious and contemporary suites, it was a thrill to find this nearly 50-year-old ‘time capsule’ and bring smiles to the faces of the now 75- and 76-year-old artists who first created it,” says Peter Joehnk, co-managing director, JOI-Design.




About JOI-Design

JOI-Design is the creative catalyst behind numerous prominent, internationally-renowned hotels, restaurants and spas around the world. The globally-minded, Hamburg-based studio teams with owners, developers and both boutique and well-known brands to design award-winning, one-of-a-kind hospitality interiors that weave each locale’s distinct spirit with the comfort and belonging valued by all cultures. From bijou, privately-owned boutiques to trendsetting destinations for community-minded guests to glamourous landmarks for celebrated luxury brands, they design spaces people love and return to time after time. Comprising interior, architecture, engineering, graphic and product experts, the studio also creates serviced apartments, high-concept offices and, through Products by JOI-Design, signature pieces produced by respected, high-quality furniture, lighting and equipment makers  for the wider marketplace.
Highly regarded thought-leaders and sought-after consultants, JOI-Design benefits and shapes the future of the design industry by sharing their deep insider knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow professionals. Their designers embrace the motivations and goals of clients so that as partners, they realise the optimal and sustainable solutions that make every project special. Keen observers of the world, JOI-Design understands how spaces affect people’s physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing, which empowers them to reflect the modern-day zeitgeist through unique designs that elevate the human experience. Launched in 1984, JOI-Design now has three talented partners to continue the thirty-five-year legacy of founders and co-managing directors, Peter Joehnk and Corinna Kretschmar-Joehnk.

Additional current and recent projects include: Mercedes-Benz Living @ Fraser London/ UK; Reichshof Curio Collection by Hilton Hamburg; Arborea Marina Resort, Neustadt/ Germany; Steigenberger Hamburg; Trend Suites at the Radisson Blu Cologne and Radisson Blu Frankfurt; Capri by Fraser Berlin; Hapimag Venice/ Italy; Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos/ Switzerland; Golf Resort “Der Öschberghof” Donaueschingen; JW Marriott Cannes and the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes/ France; Capri by Fraser Frankfurt; Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin VIP Lounge; Warwick Hotel Paris Champs d’Elysées/ France; Moxy Warsaw/ Poland, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg; Health Resort St. Andreasberg; Hilton Munich Airport; Hyatt Place Zurich Airport: The Circle/ Switzerland; Hilton Frankfurt Airport at THE SQUAIRE; Fraser Suites Hamburg; Le Clervaux Boutique Hotel Clerf/ Luxembourg; Hotel-Kompetenz-Zentrum Oberschleißheim; Mountain Resort Ismayilli/ Azerbaijan; Lindner Resort Portals Nous, Mallorca/ Spain; niu by Novum Essen; Dom Hotel Cologne; Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt; Le Méridien Stuttgart; Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye/ Ukraine; Steigenberger Grandhotel & Spa Heringsdorf; Ginger Goa/ India and Vivanta Bangalore/ India.

Contact: Peter Johenk· T: + 49 / (0)40 / 68 94 21 0 · joehnk@JOI-Design.com JOI-Design GmbH · www.JOI-Design.com