Unmatched Among Modern New York City Hotels
YOTEL was created by YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe OBE and YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene. The idea was conceived by Simon after he was upgraded into first class on a British Airways flight. He decided to translate the language and the luxury of airline travel and a touch of Japanese influence into a small but luxurious cabin.
Gerard had spent years staying in boring and expensive hotels and decided to do something about it. In 2002 he met with Simon, secured funding for a prototype cabin from our partners IFA Hotels & Resorts and then pulled together a team to evolve Simon’s idea into reality. Together they embarked on an incredible journey to open YOTEL’s first airport hotel in 2007.
At YOTEL, we are very passionate about hotels and we have tried to create a ‘First class experience at an affordable price.’ YOTEL cabins may be smaller than traditional hotel rooms, but through great design we offer a beautifully designed, flexible smart space to suit individual needs in which to relax, refresh, connect and sleep. We know the things that usually irritate you about hotel rooms and we’ve tried to take them all away!
- Automated check-in and -out
- Free Wi-Fi
- Monsoon showers with all over body wash
- Flat-screen TVs
- Workstations with multi power points
Our airport hotels are situated inside terminal buildings to give customers the ultimate experience of being minutes from departure and arrival gates. Cabins are bookable by the hour with check-in and check-out times totally flexible. We have three cabin types at airports: a ‘Standard’ bunk style single cabin (can be shared by two, a little cozy but perfect for a few hours), ‘Premium’ double cabins and ‘Premium’ twin cabins.
Airport hotel locations are Gatwick Airport, South Terminal. Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4 and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
In June 2011, YOTEL opened our flagship city center hotel just two blocks west of Times Square in New York City. Cabins are 30% bigger than our airport product and come with floor to ceiling windows. There are four main cabin types: ‘Premium’ cabins with Queen size double beds, Corner cabins with dual aspect windows, First cabins with King beds, some that come with private terraces and outdoor tubs, and VIP two-cabin suites, the ultimate luxury!
YOTEL, which stands alone among the most modern New York City hotels, was designed by Rockwell Group of New York in collaboration with Softroom of London and features 20,000 square feet of flexible and dynamic entertainment space, including the largest hotel terrace in the city.