As reported on this blog last year, Yotel was building a 669 room hotel in New York, in Times Square. The hotel is now ready to open its doors, and they’re taking reservations for stays from 15 June, 2011 onwards.
The Yotel New York has 18 first class cabins and three VIP 2-cabin suites that come with private outdoor terraces and hot tubs. The guest rooms are all classic Yotel in the looks department, with the same purple mood lighting.
But unlike Yotel’s airport hotels, this one does not have a 4-hour rate and will instead offer nightly rates (from $149) for rooms that are twice as big as the airport Yotel rooms. If you follow them on twitter @YOTELHQ or friend them on Facebook, they’re offering special deals.
The Yotel New York is also the company’s first city center hotel. The other Yotels are airport hotels in London (Heathrow and Gatwick) and in Amsterdam (Schipol).
Yotel creator Simon Woodroffe said of the New York launch – “YOTEL will bring a unique mix of fun, excitement and luxury to New York and all at an affordable price. YOTEL has a fantastic energy about it which New York’s 44 million visitors a year will love.”
The hotel has a luggage robot (yobot), and the premium rooms come with motorized moving beds, a monsoon shower, technowall with TV, music and power services, workstation, free WiFi and guests get a complimentary breakfast.
It has a Japanese cuisine restaurant named Dohyo, and a Club Lounge with a bar and a DJ booth, and cabins for meetings and private parties. For larger events and parties, the Yotel has a “Studiyo” and The Terrace, which is a large outdoor terrace with two bars, pagodas, and fire & blankets to cozy up.
The hotel is in a 60 story tower that is part of an $800 million mixed-use project. In addition to the Yotel and residencies, the complex also houses the Signature Center, an off-Broadway theater complex designed by Frank Gehry. The entire complex has been built with a green design, and they’re looking for an LEED Silver certification.
Photo – Yotel
More Info: Yotel.com