History

From YO! Sushi to YOTEL New York

2011

YOTEL New York opens and new website goes live.

2010

YOTEL announces it is to open a 669 cabin hotel in New York.

2008

YOTEL at Amsterdam Schiphol opens.

2007

YOTEL opens at London Gatwick & London Heathrow.

2006

First lease signed for Gatwick.

2006

Financing deal signed with IFA Hotels and Resorts.

2005

Priestman Goode appointed to design premium cabin and build prototype.

2004

Simon and Gerard agree terms to work together.

2003

Gerard Greene writes to Simon – “I want to work with you on your concept.”

2002

Simon sees Japanese capsule hotels and an idea is born for the next YO! Simon flies to Kuwait BA first class and conceives ‘Language of Travel’. Conceptual drawings of more than 50 ideas by Russell and Stuart of Opius – designers.

1997

YO! Sushi opens. Soon after people start saying “you should be like Virgin and take your brand into other sectors”.

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