The Quid – a new lifestyle address in Venice

The new voco Venice Mestre, The Quid, is a project developed by interior design firm THDP which skilfully blends materials to create the perfect mix of natural elements to form a dialogue between the interior and exterior. The result is a welcoming space where everyone feels comfortable…

restaurant in The Quid a hotel by voco Venice Mestre

The design narrative developed by TDHP for this hotel has been built from the most common perception of Mestre, which is all about being a hub for business and travel. Mestre is known to be a connective location, bridging the prestigious Venetian seaside with the rich countryside of Veneto. An iconic and social location thus becomes the inspiration for the voco experience.

The guest experience begins with a grounding arrival in the reception and bar areas and flows into the cosy and calming guestrooms. The hotel has been designed as a comfortable space with a relaxed atmosphere and includes new food & beverage offering, making it playful and lively whilst still being suited to corporate guests, with characteristics that are reminiscent of the voco Milan-Fiere. The lobby with game area has been transformed into a fluid space, connected to the restaurant where guests can freely interact – it is not a transit corridor, but a social space where they can relax, enjoy a drink and a game of pool together.

wood surfaces and green chairs , plants in the lobby of voco Venice Mestre The Quid

Image credit: Janos Grapov

The reception and bar design are a continuation of the surrounding green gardens and lands with an outdoors indoors concept, while the guestrooms encapsulate an aerial view of the laguna illuminated by the sunsets of Venice. Taking inspiration from the unique landscape, the colour palette is a nautical blend of blues. The hotels eight floors shelter 128 Standard and Premium guestrooms, some with inclusive private fitness equipment. The functional design of the rooms makes them ideal for business travellers with a focus on large spaces, comfortable beds and soft linens, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and spacious showers. Guests can also make use of the 24-hour hotel gym to stay active on their travels.

guestrooms designed by THDP using white and grey and wood

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The impressive new Food & Beverage outlets are the jewels of the refurbishment with a fully refurbished restaurant offering high-quality dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients; and the lobby bar ‘Ludico drinks, food & play’ interconnected with the gaming area and dedicated to amusement and socialising with friends or colleagues. The bar design boasts a decorative gantry adorned with contemporary Venetian glass objects, and a rear wall cladded with beautiful glossy green tiles and backlit bottle display shelves – transforming it into the heart of the hotel and an enticing space even from the street outside. The main dining restaurant extends outside into the lounge garden and the design is a true representation of indoor and outdoor area fusion. The restaurant finishes are implicative of an outdoor space: with large scale terrazzo flooring; wood fence screens; large blue tiling and an abundance of plants.

dark blue chairs and warm wood in Ludico Bar in The Quid hotel

Image credit: Janos Grapov

The Congress Centre includes five meeting spaces, with seating capacities ranging from 10 to 170. The soundproofed rooms enjoy plenty of natural light and are designed to be modular, with endless configuration possibilities to meet the needs of any event. There is also an enhanced breakout space and a section of the bar can be used during intensive meetings.

The hotel is green in many ways beyond the plants, and THDP has introduced the use of ecological materials in the interior design, along with the prioritisation of sustainability by the operator HNH Hospitality. The IHG Green Engage program works to cut waste, water and energy consumption and reduce plastic to a minimum, replacing single-use plastic vessels with glass or paper alternatives. LED lighting is implemented throughout the hotel and monthly utilities checks are carried out to minimise waste. To reduce packaging waste, courtesy sets have been replaced with bulk dispensers in both the guestrooms and the public areas. Pillows and duvets are made from recycled PET bottles, and guests have the choice of ecological daily room cleaning. The hotel can also be easily reached by public transport and offers electric car charging stations and rental bikes to use in the city.

Main image credit: Janos Grapov