29 Sep '12, 7pm

A new design hotel in the Netherlands is putting QR codes to provocative use…

A new design hotel in the Netherlands is putting QR codes to provocative use…

Hotels using QR codes is not a new thing. They are an efficient, eco-friendly way to give guests vital info, from directions to discounts. So far, so business-like, and frankly, a little boring. So in Dubai - where else? - hoteliers are going one, gigantic step further: wrapping an entire building in QR code. Currently under construction, Code Unique Hotel , by Austrian architects Söhne & Partners, makes a striking addition to the glitzy, glassy skyline, standing out in monochrome and reminiscent of 80s-computer graphics. But the Netherlands' new Hotel Modez is putting the technology to far more titillating use. The hotel drafted in a host of fashion designers to individually fit out its 20 rooms; and Antoine Peters's answer was to decorate the entire room in QR code, from the wallpaper to the furniture and bed linen. The effect is a graphic, abstract design, with accents ...

Full article: http://www.cntraveller.com/news/2012/september/hotel-mode...

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