Affordable chic is how Qbic hotel describes themselves. This means that the rates start from 59£ per night. It is located in a creative ‘hipster’ neighbourhood in East London. The idea sounds very similar to Ace hotel which opened just a few months ago. However the interiors style (by Blacksheep) is a lot more quirky and fun compared to industrial feel of the Ace. Continue reading
Ziferblat is a completely new Russian cafe concept, where you pay only by time used in a cafe. The rate is 3p a minute. The idea is to give people as much time they want to hang in a cafe without feeling a pressure to leave. Seems it is an instant hit in London. Continue reading
What kind of hotels do the Generation Y want? That was the big question at the Sleep event conference last week. The key word designing hotels today is lifestyle, that puts the consumer as the starting point (instead of the building) according to industry expert Rob Wageman, Founder & Creative Director of leading design agency Concrete. They are best known for the trendy interiors of both CitizenM and W hotel London.
What makes Edition Hotel London such a hot topic is the man behind it – hotelier Ian Schrager. Originally the founder of Studio 54, he created the first boutique hotels according to many experts. This is his first hotel in London since 15 years after the iconic Sanderson and St Martins Lane Hotels.
Hostels have become a trendy again. There are face-lifts or revamping of old spaces for budget travelers in one end and in the other end new concept of luxury hostels has emerged globally. Continue reading