Everyone has a dream. Our’s was that we could create something special with the idea of a hotel. A fuzzy idea was taking shape in our heads; a weird and delightful place that brought people together, fuelled conversation and lived in the heart of a neighbourhood.
We also believe hotels don’t have to clobber the environment and should actually surprise their guests with inventive and practical design. And we want to have enough surprise left in the tank to also knock guests off their feet with how affordable this vision of a great hotel can be.
QBIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We care deeply about the impact we make on the little square patch around every Qbic hotel as well as the planet.
We don’t pay lip service or tick a box or shirk the tough decisions. From the solar panels on the roof to the chemical-free cleaning products we use, every decision is challenged for its environmental impact, or if there is a greener solution.
CERTIFIED B CORPORATION®
We are always on the look out for ways that we can make Qbic better. Better for our guests – obviously, but also better for the environment, our community and everyone who makes Qbic the place it is. So its no surprise that one of our proudest accomplishments is becoming a Certified B Corporation®, making us the first hotel to join this dreamy group of businesses doing good in the world.Read more
Being a responsible citizen extends beyond the environment stuff. We’re extremely proud of being part of some cracking initiatives such as Bikeworks, a scheme that recycles bikes, gets more people cycling and provides the skills to get back into work.
We’re also currently working with Cafe Art, an organisation that aims to connect people affected by homelessness back into society through art.Read more
We’re curious people, who are always on the move. Some of the most interesting stuff that’s caught our eye over the years has been in little shops on back streets or from unknown designers that are demons at the designing and making but not yet rock stars. We love them. We wanted to make our hotel a place that celebrated some of these cracking discoveries, bringing their work together under one splendidly quirky roof.
You’ll see some of the works in our lobbies and even in the rooms, from Dutch designer Sander Bokkinga, StudioKD and SlowWood. We salute these terrific emerging creative talents.Read more
We don’t want to resemble an alien spaceship landing into a neighbourhood spooking the locals. We say we’re the Social Local hotel for good reason. Whenever we open a new hotel, we get down and dirty in the area to get the spirit and culture of our new surroundings. Every member of staff makes it his or her business to know the people and the best stuff around the hotel to help our guests get an authentically local experience.Read more