YOTEL announced plans to operate a new hotel in Porto, due to open in 2019. The hotel will be located on Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão, in the heart of the traditional center of Porto, adjacent to the city’s business district - Rua de Santa Catarina.
The property will have approximately 147 rooms, or ‘cabins’ as they are known. As per typical YOTEL style, each cabin will have a signature space-saving adjustable SmartBed with Serta gel mattress, ensuite bathrooms with rain showers, mood lighting and HD TVs that can be connected to guests’ own devices.
The project came to fruition following investment from owner United Investments Portugal, a luxury real estate developer known for the creation of hotels and resorts across Portugal.
The property will incorporate technological and design features, which includes WiFi, access to charging and power points in cabins and public spaces, keyless entry and the ability to self-check in under a minute with the hotel’s airline-style self-service kiosks.
YOTEL Porto’s multi-functional public spaces are designed for work and play. Not only will guests have access to a 24/7 gym, smart vending and ‘food on the go’, but also shared eating, drinking and co-working spaces. The Porto property will also be home to a sky bar and terrace on the 9th floor, ensuring views are not solely reserved for guests, but for local patrons too.
The property stands minutes away from theaters, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions such as the Ribeira quarter (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Port Wine Cellars, and the docks where the Douro Rio cruises begin. Just 350 metres from the Trindade metro station, YOTEL Porto will be 30 minutes by rail and 20 minutes by car to Porto Airport.
YOTEL Porto will be the first of many in the Iberian Peninsula as the group is actively looking for opportunities in this region, focusing on major cities like Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona.
The project is currently in development stages and designed by Nuno Leónidas Architects (NLA).
For more information, visit https://www.yotel.com/en