ibis Styles Sarajevo

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Piotr Kalinowski
  • Other Designer(s)
    Katarzyna Majer-Hola, Joanna Mazurek, Pawel Panek, Agnieszka Kaczara, Alicja Dziedziela
  • Hospitality
  • Photo Credit
    Studio Pion
  • Location
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Project Date
    1 April 2019

As the main theme of the hotel, the designers choose the winter Olympics 1984 - an event that residents of Sarajevo remember with great nostalgia - and decided to use as many as possible elements referring to Sarajevo architecture, history, and local craft.
A large amount of exposed installations and raw concrete walls were combined with wooden paneling and locally woven wool carpets. The central lobby point - shisha bar Chill Cafe – is all lined with carpets and furnished by Bosnian craftsmen. Local handicrafts appear in many details: the room numbers are hand-woven kilims, and the restaurant is decorated with hand-forged metal trays.
On the ground floor, the main space is a lobby with reception and restaurant and a lounge bar. Part of the hotel is also a la carte restaurant. The restaurant connects with the bar and lounge. On the 15th floor, there is a sky bar with panoramic windows - Ingman Bar.
References to the Olympics appear in many places. They are the main subject of several murals by Karol Banach. In each of the rooms, you will find a pair of vintage skis. At the reception hang swings made from snowboards. The guests are welcomed by wolf Vu?ko - the Olympic mascot.

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Other prizes
- International Property Award 2023 Europe - Office Interior - Pepsico Poland Headquarters - International Property Award 2023 Europe - Hotel Interior - Hyatt Place Kraków - LIV Hospitality Design Award 2022 - Midscale/Lifestyle - Mercure Bialystok hotel -Property Design Award 2022, Best Office (Echo Investment) -Property Design Award 2022, Best Hotel (Cukrownia Znin) - Shortlisted for Tne EU Prize For Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2022 (Cukrownia Znin) - Art in Architecture 2021, Office (Echo Investment) - Art in Architecture 2021, Hotel (ibis Styles Sarajevo) - shortlisted for International Hotel & Property Award 2021 (ibis Styles Sarajewo) - BIG SEE 2020 Award, Tourism and Interior Design (ibis Styles Sarajevo) - finalist of Hospitality Design Award 2020, Hotel under 200 rooms (ibis Styles Sarajevo) - International Property Award 2019/2020, Hotel, (ibis Styles Sarajevo) -International Property Award 2019/2020, Office, (Intive)