Hotel Doorknob no 1 by Louise Hederström

Hotel Doorknob no 1 by Louise Hederström
Hotel Doorknob no 1 by Louise Hederström

No.1 knob specially designed for Moment Hotel soon to be opend in Malmö. Hand casted in bronze here in my favorit city and inspired by the best falafel you can get.

Always nice when you have your own doorknobs as a hotelier.

via Louise Hederström.

Drip Tease and Lip Tease

If you are not into coffee, you might like Drip Tease and Lip Tease teacups with saucers in gold by Reiko Kaneko in your hotel room…..

Actually Drip tease and Lip Grease would have been a better title…

via With a Dash of Gold.

If your Hotel doesn’t have a coffee machine…

You might like this sink, provided they had hidden the coffee in the tap…

Via moggit: If Coffee Comes Out Of The Tap–.

New Pod Hotel Concept: Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group

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Sleepbox 01 by ArchGroup 02
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The first completed Sleepbbox 01 by Russian Architects ArchGroup, consisting of Michael Krymov, Alina Vasilieva and Alexei Goryainov, has been installed at Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia.

A compact mobile container with a 2.5×1.6m base and 2.5-3m height. They are available in 1, 2 and 3 sleeper models and can be rented by the hour.

It’s mainly for indoor use. If you look at it, the small wooden interior gives you the impression of staying on board of a small but snug yacht.

Via Dezeen.

Would you consider staying in a notel in stead of a hotel?

Notels-at-Hotel-Haiku
You might consider a notel after visiting a new site on the block: Hotel Haiku, curated by Garri Rayne.

Hotel Haiku has taken up the idea of describing Hotels and, more importantly notels in a real Zen way, with a Haiku:

haiku [ˈhaɪkuː] n. A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

I’m particularly attracted to the term notel, because when I started out as a hotelier and was developing our own unique 3 suites only “hotel” Haagsche Suites, I had for some time the idea of naming it Not a Hotel. Eventually I decided to name it “Haagsche Suites” (i.e. suites of The Hague), because Not A Hotel sounded a bit negative. Never thought of notel.

I congratulate Hotel Haiku with the invention of this term notel. As they describe it:

notel [nəʊˈtɛl] n. An exceptional, often architecturally designed, holiday and vacation rental property that draws inspiration from the design hotel phenomenon.

So notel is beyond Hotel, beyond Hip Hotel, beyond Boutique Hotel, beyond Design Hotel or beyond what hotel have you and at the same time it is below the usual hotel radar. Thank you Hotel Haiku!

First Hotel Haiku (@hotelhaiku) found me via Twitter and I noticed it without paying much attention. Then I found out more about the site via our friends over at Tnooz. I refer to their review of the Hotel Haiku site.

I’m set to explore the phenomenon further and created even a notel category, because I’ve featured some notels here on the blog already.

Update:
As Garri pointed out in his comment the undercast n is essential for the idea behind the term notel , so I have edited all, but couldn’t withstand to add little bit of my own: red 🙂