YOTEL takes its compact hotel to New York

UK Hotel with a twist takes concept of compact affordable luxury to New York.

Yotel will be opening its first branch in the US this June, situated in NewYork on West 42nd Street and 10th Avenue at Times Square West. The hotel will boost 669 compact, yet stylish cabins and will be the first hotel opening outside of it’s current international airport locations, and also the largest.

The hotel is the ultimate in efficiency, guests can check in at computer kiosks, and will have Yobots – the worlds first luggage robot

YOTEL’s Premium Cabins come with:

  • Motorised moving beds for saving space
  • Monsoon shower
  • Technowall with TV, music and power services
  • Workstation
  • Free super strength WiFi
  • Complimentary breakfast

Basically eveything you would find in a luxury hotel in under 200 sqft.

YOTEL New York will also feature 18,000 square feet of flexible work and entertainment space:

  • Dohyo restaurant, Japanese word for the Sumo wrestling platform and descriptive of YOTEL’s original table sharing concept. Tables lower and raise for Japanese style seating and a performance entertainment area out of dining hours;
  • Club Lounge with individual Club Cabins for meetings and private parties, bar and a DJ booth;
  • Studiyo for meetings, yoga, cinema, events and parties;
  • The Terrace, New York’s largest outdoor hotel space features two bars, pagodas, fire, and blankets for autumn evenings

YOTEL, designed in collaboration by Rockwell Group and Softroom, was originally conceived by founder of YO! Simon Woodroffe OBE and realised by YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene.

Simon Woodroffe, entrepreneur, creator of the restaurant phenomenon YO! Sushi and ‘dragon’ from the UK BBC’s popular series ‘The Dragons Den’ said, “I was lucky enough to be upgraded to First class on British Airways. I went to sleep with the conundrum of how to create a flexible and convenient hotel experience at an affordable price. The YOTEL brand is launching its first city centre hotel, I expect YOTEL to be in the world’s top ten hotel brands in the next ten years. YOTEL totally fulfills the holy grail of retailing, a top end product at a below expectation cost.”

“A solution to expensive and boring hotels, I wanted YOTEL to use innovative radical design to create a mixture of luxury, fun, comfort and excitement at an affordable price, turning the hotel industry on its head,” said Gerard Greene CEO YOTEL.

You can book now on yotel.com for stays from 15 June, rates are from $149. Friends of YOTEL signing up to facebook.com/YOTELHQ and following them on twitter @YOTELHQ can look forward to some special offers.