Budget hotel chain Yotel has confirmed plans for its first Scottish hotel, to be located within Erskine House on Edinburgh’s Queen Street.
The group – famous for its capsule room concept at airports including Amsterdam Schiphol, Gatwick, Heathrow and Paris CDG – has been branching out into city centre properties, with recent openings in Boston and Singapore, and other hotels planed for San Francisco, London Clerkenwell, Dubai, Miami and Amsterdam. Yotel’s first city centre hotel opened in New York in 2011 (for a review click here).
Yotel Edinburgh will feature 280 cabins, as well as a two-storey screening room, a destination bar, gym, and the brand’s signature Club Lounge concept, which offers “flexible meeting and co-working spaces along with areas to relax and socialise”.
The Edinburgh development is the first property to be confirmed since Yotel’s $250 million partnership with Starwood Capital Group was announced in September.
Commenting on the news Yotel’s CEO Hubert Viriot said:
“Edinburgh is both a popular tourist and business hub and our new hotel will be a great addition to the city, appealing to both markets. Our contemporary and playful design together with technology driven experiences, will offer an exciting alternative to the current mostly traditional offering.
“Yotel is on a rapid expansion path and the announcement of our Edinburgh city hotel plays an integral part in our future plans in Scotland and the rest of the globe.”
Business Traveller recently published a new four-hour guide to Edinburgh, taking in sights including Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetary, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.