Italy has so much to offer: history, aesthetics, art, design, of course cuisine and so much more. A boot-shaped feast for all the senses. So to say.
If you want to enjoy a variety of Dolce Vita, you don’t have to cross the Alps. A ride with the Vespa to the market square of Balingen is enough. The QUI Bar, including a deli, opened here in summer 2021. In November of the same year, two apartments and three hotel rooms were added. Sip coffee in the morning, snack on lots of antipasti during the day, add an Aperol in the evening, then sleep like a dream – everything is possible here* (*Italian qui).
But let’s start from the beginning. As soon as you walk in, your eyes will be delighted. Guests look deep into an elongated cube. At the front, the lounge area draws attention. Fat armchairs stand next to half barrels of wine, which prepare the table for small appetizers. On the right, black wood, oak and leather line the green wall, which bears the three-dimensional logo of the gastronomy. To the left: its heart, a bar that slides boldly into the room and has it all. Principally, ingredients for delectable drinks and delicious antipasti. This is complemented by an artistically staged wine rack. To take away or enjoy on the spot? The shop in bar principle leaves you the choice.
Those who want to process the countless impressions conveyed by the QUI Bar with a cap of sleep will find relaxation with style in the associated boutique hotel. Or more history(s). After all, the two 45-square-metre flats or the three 23-square-metre rooms on the first floor write entire chapters of it – with decorative as well as formative Reclam booklets, in free-standing bathtubs or with decades-old craftsman sketches on the bare concrete of the room ceilings. Each room embodies its own identity, tells a habitable history – that of QUI and its founders.