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Monthly Archives: October 2004

Sleeping in a survival capsule

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In my search for extra ordinary hotels I found this: Sleeping in a survival capsule. An artists’ collective has placed two capsules in The Hague (NL) to sleep in. They are expected to go to Nantes, France, for a 2007 cultural festival.

Here a capsule hotel video.pod

Dutch Design (2): The College Hotel

The College Hotel is being created by a local hospitality school in the Amsterdam Musea Area. It is expected to open officially on December 22, 2004. Not only a hotel in an old school, but also a hotel that will serve for the students of the hospitality school as practice on the job. It will be operated by the Spanish Stein Hotels Group.

So please do not mix this College hotel up with the usual College Hotel, a hotel in the neighborhood of a school or a university, sometimes even on campus. More of those in the College Hotel Guide.

Blakes Becomes Dylan

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Blakes in Amsterdam, created by Anouschka Hempel, changes its name into Dylan. In 2003 it was taken over by the Spanish Stein Hotels Group.

Added in sept 2006:
I now see the name of Lady Weinberg should read as Anouska Hempel rather than Anoushka or Anouschka, and here is the link to Anouska Hempel Design.

English answer to sleeping in a wine barrel: Yotel

Yotel

The designers of the Airbus have developped cabins that you can push and shove into a building.

Push 20 cabins in a warehouse and you have a Yotel.

Hoteliers can order the cabins at Yotel.

Stavoren’s Stadeshuys

Stadeshuys

Pim en Jane Keizer bought the old cityhall in Stavoren, a small historic city in the province of Friesland, The Netherlands. It serves already as a wedding location and they are creating a wonderful honeymoonsuite in it.

Its website is under construction, but promises something beautiful.