JOI-Design completes Hilton Vienna Danube renovation

JOI-Design has announced the completion of the final phase of the redesign of the new interiors of the Hilton Vienna Danube. Among those renovated are the ballroom and conference areas in the hotel’s new adjunct, which followed the renovation of the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms earlier this year.

In a redesign said to “capture the élan and excitement of the Viennese balls”, the property’s 3,702 square foot conference spaces can now hold up to 350 guests for large events. The room can also be divided into three separate function areas. Design features include oak timber floors and three glass chandeliers.

With the redesign of JOI-Design, the hotel’s point of entry was also overhauled, so that traffic flows through a colonnaded hall to the reception desk and downstairs to the public areas below. Throughout, walls have been punched-through to allow glimpses of the other hotel spaces.


For the public spaces, the key features include a red carpet runner and a chandelier composed of “floating” Murano glass bubbles hand-blown in three different sizes in the entrance lobby; matte-finish reception desk molded from Corian with a subtly rippled texture in the reception area; commanding columns that extend to a triple-height ceiling, as well as backlit glass panels studded with the bases of multi-toned wine bottles in the bar; and a two-way fireplace, lounge chairs with coffee colored leather upholstery and grey tweed back cushions, and wingback chairs and dark timber joinery in the café.

The design of the 376 bedrooms, each measuring from 398 square feet, takes its inspiration from the Danube River, seen through the building’s windows, as well as the place’s Secessionist architecture and furniture. Beds now have oversized headboards with cream colored upholstery, and dark stained oak wall cladding. The rooms now have French doors that allow natural light in, and flannel upholstered corner sofa in each relaxation area that uses a pony wall. Adjacent to this is the work area, now with desks facing the entry door to allow working guests a view of the room’s activities. Meanwhile, the bathroom features a “floating” counter with ruby-toned back-painted glass and white wall tiles with a basket-weave texture.

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