By Bev Fearis, published 1/05/20
Qbic, the ‘quirky and affordable’ hotel brand, is offering rooms at its London bolthole for non-profit rates to key workers.
For £20 key workers can relax in a room for the day, with free high-speed wi-fi and unlimited tea and coffee, or for £50 they can stay over night and enjoy a ‘Breakfast Of Champions’, with juices, granola, pastries and freshly-cooked frittata delivered directly to the door. Usual B&B rates are £100-£250 a night.
The boutique hotel, in Whitechapel, London, has put measures in place to meet government guidelines, including self-check-in kiosks, breakfast hygienically packed and delivered direct to the room, high standards of cleaning, and staff all adhering to social distancing rules.
The hotel is packed full of design touches and ‘soul-boosting’ plants and greenery designed to provide an oasis for key workers during the pandemic.
Qbic also has properties in Brussels and Amsterdam and a Manchester hotel, originally scheduled to open later this summer, is now due to open once pandemic restrictions have been lifted.
All hotels have solar panels, electric car charging points, responsible cleaning materials and sustainable and renewable mattresses.
The offer currently runs until the end of May and applies to all those classified as COVID-19 key workers by the UK Government.