Qbic: Dutch answer to Easy Hotel, Yotel and Hotel Everland


Begin November 2006 the launch of Qbic Hip Hotels was announced by Paul Rinkens, Rino Soeters en Marcel Voermans, the people behind Design hotel La Bergère and Hip Hotel St Martenslane, both in Maastricht, as the Dutch answer to cube alike hotel concepts as Easy Hotel, Yotel and Hotel Everland:

Qbic Hip Hotel Amsterdam Center (at WTC, Strawinskylaan 241) is anticipated to open in March 2007.

Qbic Hip Hotel Antwerpen (at Sint Paulusstraat 42 / Lange Koepoortstraat 6) is anticipated to open in June 2007.

Each Cube will cover 7 m2 with a living room, King Size Hästens beds, Philippe Starck design bathroom elements, TV, radio, safe and wireless Internet access.

With individually adjustable varicolored led lights guests can establish their own atmosphere. Easily changeable wall panels will give the guest the possibility to adjust the atmosphere further.

The lobby in Amsterdam will be designed by Feran Thomassen and for Antwerp by Ontwerpers.nu (i.e. Designers.Now!). They envisage a digital “concierge kiosk” where through an ‘i- touch’ screen guests can gather the necessary information about things to do, where to wine and dine and where to party, or to contact a Qbic staff member who will be available on site.

Also a self service shop is anticipated for all amenities and necessities.

Pricing will be done by the “the-earlier-the-reservation-the-lower-the-price” system and vary from Euro 39,- to Euro 139,-.

Realization by PRM.

Last edited by GJE on December 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

The making of… La Classe (part 2)

Under the tag ‘The making of…’ we follow the progress of a B&B under reconstruction: New plants in the garden and a new front.

I took away the link to a slideshow of the remake that disappeared from their site. It is now more or less a photo album.

See also our prior item Back to school: La Classe near Namur in Belgium.

Last edited by Happy Hotelier on December 15, 2009 at 12:13 am

Back to school: La Classe near Namur, Belgium

La Classe Front

In april 2005, Anne and Jean-Luc discovered the old school and city hall of Denée.
They are seduced by the exceptional caracter of this house of 1863 : black stones on the ground, high ceilings, old oak stairs leading to a magnificent attic. From this autumn, they invite you to discover »La Classe.

La Classe is a new project of the owners of Les Duves, Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux.

Brussels: La Casa BXL

La Casa BXL

The people behind Downtown BXL started something new in Brussels next door: La Casa BXL: a trendy Riad in Brussels?

Beware: Something new near Brussels


This farm near Brussels, Idrani Lodge I stumbled upon just surfin around. Seems worthwhile albeit pricey, but its site produces a lot of noise. So beware! Not handy when you want to use an office computer to book a weekend here!

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