YOTEL, a new hotel concept, will open for business in New York City with a property featuring 669 stylish cabins. This will mark the first YOTEL opening outside of its current international airport locations and make it the largest hotel opening in New York in 2011. The move also underscores YOTEL’s move from airports to city centers.
YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe and YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene conceived the YOTEL cabins to provide a flexible and convenient ‘first class’ hotel experience at affordable prices. Inspired by first-class airline cabins, YOTEL Times Square, located at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue, will be part of Related Company’s 1.2 million -quare-foot, 60-story, LEED Silver certified complex— will include residential units and the Frank Gehry designed Signature Theatre.
The flagship YOTEL property is being designed by Rockwell Group in collaboration with Softroom and will feature a Club Lounge and the largest hotel outside terrace space of any hotel in New York.
“YOTEL will bring a unique mix of fun, excitement and luxury to New York and all at an affordable price,"said Woodroffe. "YOTEL has a fantastic energy about it which New York’s 44 million visitors a year will love.”
YOTEL says it will offer customers 170-square-foot of private space with luxury bedding, monsoon rain showers, mood lighting and YOTEL’s ‘techno wall’ with flat-screen TV, and complimentary WiFi.