JOI Design unveils Hotel Am Fischmarkt in Rheinberg

The 37-room property comprises a row of former 15th to 20th-century houses. (The 37-room property comprises a row of former 15th to 20th-century houses.)

Hamburg-based JOI-Design unveiled the designs for the Hotel Am Fischmarkt in Rheinberg, a town in Germany’s Niederrhein region. Located in a corner of the town’s market square, the 37-room property comprises a row of former 15th- to 20th-century houses, with the design paying tribute to the plaza’s heritage as a fish market.

The existing façades were updated with details that connect old and new. Steel, wood and glass were incorporated. Reception desks in the lobby were clad in herringbone-patterned timber, and there is an industrial-style clock hanging on a brick wall. The color palette used includes neutral tones, shades of crimson and coral. Natural tones and textures were also used in guestrooms, alongside dark wood flooring and sisal carpeting.

The hotel’s main restaurant and bar, named Ratskeller, uses rustic muted palette that includes dark wood and brick. A partition made from wine bottles and timber frames divides the dining room and bar area, while industrial-sized glass globes hang from blackened steel frames to illuminate the bar counter.

The Bistro Berka has nautical-themed artwork. Details include a diamond-patterned timber wall veneer, eclectic floor tiles, modern furniture, and lamps in copper and brass. Both eateries can be merged as one space for large gatherings.

A subterranean vault, Vinothek, may be used for private events and tastings.

The meeting and event spaces have gilt-framed glass chandeliers, soft-toned carpets and drapes that frame windows overlooking the Underberg Palace in Rheinberg’s town center.