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 Cool Hunter into Hotel Books

Usually a glossy starts a blog or weblog. Now The Cool Hunter has a few exciting projects in the works, which will be announced in the next few weeks.
One upcoming project is the release of a series of Cool Hunter branded lifestyle books, together with Harper Collins Publishing, with content from the pages;of The Cool hunter.

One of the first releases will be “Sleeping Beauties-The World’s Coolest Hotel Rooms”. The Book will feature the finest and coolest hotel rooms the world has to offer.

New in Paris: Hotel Sezz

Hotel Sezz

My attention to Hotel Sezz was drawn by the fact that Philippe Starck, albeit through his associate Christoffe Pillet was involved in the design of Hotel Sezz,
originally built in 1913, completely renovated in 2005, and recently reopened.

30 rooms of which 14 suites and junior suites rating from Euro 250 to Euro 600. No front desk. Your Personal Assistant will check you in and will assist you during your stay with concierge services such as tickets, a massage or a reservation in the bar of the hotel, the “Veuve Clicquot Cellar”. Nice Flashy Site!