Hotel Indigo Vienna

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
  • Company/Firm
    BWM Designers & Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Erich Bernard
  • Photo Credit
    BWM Designers & Architects / Mato Johannik
  • Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Project Date
  • Construction Company
    TM Architektur ZT GmbH (building construction)
  • Architect
    Façade concept: BWM Designers & Architects and TM Architektur ZT GmbH
  • Interior Designer
    BWM Designers & Architects with project partner Büro KLK
  • Hospitality
    IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Developer
    JP Immobilien

The concept of a boutique hotel chains first location in Austria is to immerse guests in the specific neighbourhood, here the vibrant 5th district of Vienna with its multicultural Naschmarkt.
Guests enter through an understated entrance inserted in a striking façade and pass through a narrow corridor into a secluded inner courtyard full of greenery, a oasis in the middle of the city with outdoor access galleries (typical Viennese “Pawlatschen”) running all around.The garden concept extends into the hotel’s verdant interior, different floor materials/ carpets define the zones – like dark-stained oak parquet floor in the library or red terrazzo floor setting the bar area apart.
Elements, materials and colours typifying the city were used; e.g. the so-called Viennese tile parquet, consisting of tiles laid out in a pattern with a trim edge, Viennese wickerwork for the hanging lamps and herringbone parquet in the library.
The guest rooms give onto the courtyard, with plants hanging from the balconies and providing privacy. They are divided into three design categories, each referencing Vienna in differant way.The wall décor, colours and materials also establish a connection to Vienna

Being a a full service multi-national architectural office BWM Designers & Architects do stand for a custom tailored approach and a cooperative development process.
The project span reaches from interior design and shop design to classical architectural design as general planner in any urban context as well as cultural projects, museum and exhibition concepts.
BWM was founded in 2004 and is led by Erich Bernard, Daniela Walten, Johann Moser, Markus Kaplan and Andras Klopfer.

Other prizes
2023 SBID International Design Award, Winner Hotel Indigo Vienna 2023 hospitality design award, finalist Revo 2023 Hotel Innovation Award, Finalist magdas Hotel 2023 if design award, Winner Hotel Galantha 2023 Big see design awards, Winner Revo 2022 18th Hospitality Design Awards, Finalist Jaz in the City Vienna 2022 deezen Award, Shortlist Hotel Gilbert 2022 Staatspreis Design, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 Iconic Award 2021, Innovative Architecture, "Winner" for Restaurant Figlmüller and Visitor’s centre at the Vienna State Opera 2021 Restaurant Bar Design Award, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 “Vienna Urban Renewal Award”, gold in the category of bravura for the Traungasse 12 project 2020 Iconic Award 2020 “Innovative Architecture”: “Selection” for House of History Austria (hdgö) and “Selection” for pastry shop Oberlaa Stadthaus, both in Vienna 2020 German Design Award 2020 "Excellent Architecture": "Winner" for Salon Sacher, "Winner" for House of History Austria (hdgö) 2019 Iconic Award 2019 “Innovative Architecture”: “Best of Best” for Salon Sacher, “Winner” for pastry shop Oberlaa Mariahilfer Straße and grätzlhotel, “Selection” for LGV-Gärtnergschäftl, all Vienna 2019 Austrian Interior Design Award 2019: Winner "Interior Design / Gastronomy, Hotel" for Hotel am Konzerthaus / Restaurant Apron in Vienna 2019 Ahead Award 2019: “Salon Sacher” among the top 5 bars in Europe 2018 Red Dot Award 2018: Winner “Communication Design” for the Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2018 if Design Award 2018: Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2015 Architects of the year 2015 Built in 2014 2013: Award for high quality architectural projects in Vienna, Austria 2014 AIT Award 2014: 3rd place for Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2014 best architects 2014: Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2012 Hotel Property of the Year: Hotel Topazz