Budget-Boutique Fusion Hotel in Prague
The Fusion hotel, located in the heart of Prague City center is a hip and trendy new hotel, bringing together travelers on different budgets, all seeking value and a brand/lifestyle buy-in. Fusion hotel is ‘Cheap-Chic’ or ‘Budget-Boutique’ with practical design mantras. The food and beverage facilities represent a fusion of inspirations, creating an exciting and distinctive cross-cultural concept. Check their website for inspiration!
1 – and 2-star hotels examined
Van Spronsen & Partners has examined the 1- and 2- star hotels in the Netherlands. Only available in Dutch.
The Dutch club
How is the club scene doing in the Netherlands? Watch the movie (in Dutch).
Luxury for a budget-price
bloc Hotel in Birmingham claims that luxury and budget match perfectly. This is a new hotel which is efficiently build. The saving costs are invested in luxury facilities, such as a powerfull drench shower, super fast wifi, luxurious TV screens and a Nespresso machine.
Pay with a good deed at Generous Store
The Anthon Berg Generous Store in Denmark is a chocolate shop where you pay with a good deed instead of money. Watch the video to see how it works.
Pay per minute at cafe
Russian Babochki Anticafé lets consumers drink and eat for free, but they are charged by the minutes they spend in the café. Creating a space where consumers can relax and pursue their favorite diversions, the venue offers tea, coffee and desserts at no charge, guests can bring their own refreshments as well. An assortment of board games, Xbox games, wifi and a cinema hall are on hand for entertainment.
Guest speaker at the Battle of the Cheetahs , Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a design for a self-sufficient farm, restaurant, hotel and amusement park for 1,000 people per day. Food for the restaurant comes from the central structure and directly adjacent fields. They combine fun with usefulness. Hotel guests are also the farmers, when you work, you can stay for free. Oogst 1000 does also has the worlds first toilets that are linked to a bio-gas energy system and were you actually get paid € 0.50 per visit.
Day Use Hotel
Day Use Hotels is an online guide that gives an overview of hotels which rent rooms for a few hours. The prices are 30% to 70% cheaper compared to the standard one night reservations. Currently the list count 200 hotels in Europe. There is also an app available of the ‘Day Use Hotels’.
Update June 2012: It’s now possible to book hotels in New York as well.
Update January 2015: Read the article about ”Book a room for a few hours”
Eat me book
Eat Me is a book with a collection of special art products, brands, people and goods within the world of food. Not only interesting packaging of food, but also by-products such as tools, kitchen and menu design are in the book. There is also a special section in the book with a round-the-world-tour of the newest and most innovative cafes, bars, restaurants and shows. The book is available at the U.S. Book Store.
Heart menu for charity
During the week of Valentinesday, 12 till 18 February, restaurants in the Netherlands have a special “heart menu” available. Participating restaurants offer a specially selected menu, which partially goes to the Dutch Heart Foundation. There is also a collection box of the Heart Foundation available in each participating restaurant.