They might be the new kid on the Manchester block, but Qbic hotel are breaking the mould and creating a name for themselves already.

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.

Designed with the knowledge that everything we do has an environmental impact, the hotel has endeavored 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 to not 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 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 specialise 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.

Qbic Manchester has taken big 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.

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, making sure that each visit is a tiny environmental footprint, not a great big stomp.

For those looking for an eco-friendly stay in a centrally located hotel, Qbic Manchester is the perfect destination. Room rates start from £58 per night for a small double. For more information, visit


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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