Pod hotel brand Qbic targets 10 properties in UK

UNITED KINGDOM Qbic Hotels, an Amsterdam-based economy brand specializing in prefabricated pod hotels, is aiming to open 10 properties across the United Kingdom.

The company, which currently operates just a single hotel, is actively seeking adaptive reuse conversion opportunities, starting with Scotland.

A Dutch hotel chain is on the hunt for an empty building to move into. Qbic, which touts itself as “cheap chic” and “no frills,” could open a hotel within three months of finding a site, the company claims, thanks to its prefabricated cube design concept.

Qbic is targeting Glasgow, London, Bristol and Birmingham for the first round of expansion, followed by Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.