QBIC HOTEL MANCHESTER
Qbic, with hotels across Europe, are passionate about making life more interesting, believing in creating spaces that breaks the rules – built on creativity, fun and the the unconventional. Qbic also pride themselves on being the ‘best eco city hotel you could imagine’, using green energy, water-saving fixtures and sustainable materials.
We were selected to design their latest hotel, in the heart of Deansgate in Manchester, including all F&B spaces, communal areas and the 261 bedrooms.
Our aim was to celebrate Manchester’s rich and fascinating history, and what better way to do this than to recognise the famous Mancunians who made the city what it is today. With a ‘Saints & Sinners’ theme, we delved into the stories of an eclectic mix of famous faces, from Alan Turing to Emmeline Pankhurst, and embodied these stories in everything from art to furniture.
The design is also reflective of the local community and culture today, adorned with art and installations developed by local artists, which were curated in partnership with one of Manchester’s most progressive art movement, Outhouse Manchester.
The new F&B environment we developed needed to provide the best commercial return for the space but also reflect Qbic’s core values around community, inclusivity, locality and creativity. We developed a vision for the venue to become a truly desirable lounge, hangout, dining and drinking space for locals workers, residents and hotel guests alike.
The space is designed to transition seamlessly throughout the day from breakfast to brunch/lunch, afternoon hangout to dinner and late night to early morning. The design of the space is cleverly zoned to provide lounge, working, dining and drinking areas that are easily adapted for single, group and party use, as well as businesses. For example, the ping pong table room can just as easily be used for fun as it can as a dedicated meeting room, complete with partition screening for privacy.
159 Wardour Street
+44(0)203 687 0369
6 - 12 Bow Street
+44(0)121 666 6667
Umm Hurair Road
8, Jalan Kilang Bara
07-04 Central Link
Jalan Cempaka SD 12/5
Bandar Sri Damansara
52200 Kuala Lumpur
168, Soi 20