Qbic Manchester

Located on the lively Deansgate strip at the heart of Manchester’s action, Qbic’s newest addition was once a 1960s office block that has now been completely transformed into Manchester’s coolest new address (and one of the greenest). Pioneers in aesthetically pleasing interior design, affordable room rates and environmentally-friendly measures, Qbic Manchester sits at the intersection of style and sustainability.

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Designed with the knowledge that everything we do has an environmental impact, the hotel has endeavoured to make that impact as small as possible without compromising on comfort. The 261 rooms feature the innovative ‘Qbi’ design concept and include handcrafted organic and sustainable mattresses from UK brand Naturamat based in Devon, pet-friendly options, water-efficient power showers, sustainable toiletries and complimentary tea and coffee. Guests who choose not to have their room cleaned daily are rewarded for their planet-loving measures with the Qbic Coin concept, redeemable at the bar.

With a cleverly designed eco-friendly shower system, the showers operate with an instant jet of hot water, which mixes in the air to reduce water use. It keeps the feel of a powerful rain shower whilst remaining eco-friendly. All toiletries are provided by British brand Faith in Nature who specialises in natural, cruelty-free and vegan products. The attention to eco-friendly water supply goes beyond the morning shower. Qbic Manchester offers filtered, fresh, local water in each room, ensuring that plastic water bottles play no part in the stay. To save the energy of 261 kettles being boiled every morning, each floor also has a central galley stocked with a tea & coffee machine.

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Qbic Manchester has taken significant strides to reduce electricity use. From installing green solar power, the hotel has ensured that green electricity is generated via rooftop solar panels. Any additional energy that is needed is provided from 100% renewable sources. All the lighting in the hotel is also LED and energy-efficient.

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By taking great care to design the space with environmental impact in mind, guests at Qbic Manchester can trust that every part of their stay has been optimised to treat the planet as kindly as possible. Guests can even dine at buzzy and vibrant restaurant, Motley, which offers veggie-forward dishes, seasonal specials, and sources low-mileage local food options. Qbic is known for its green measures, ensuring that each visit is a tiny environmental footprint, not a great big stomp.

Room rates start from £58 per night for a small double / qbichotels.com

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