Yotel opens first European city centre property

1 Aug 2019 by Mark Caswell
Yotel Edinburgh

Yotel has opened its first Scottish property, and the group’s first city centre hotel in Europe, with the unveiling of Yotel Edinburgh.

The Queen Street property was first announced in 2017, and features 276 cabins, as well as the group’s signature Komyuniti public area, Kohi café, a 24-hour gym, 360-degree projection space Imaginex for film screenings, product launches, meetings and events, and two further interconnecting meeting spaces.

Imaginex at the Yotel Edinburgh

Yotel Edinburgh joins existing city centre properties in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Singapore.

The group – which splits its portfolio into three categories (city centre Yotels, airport Yotelair properties, and extended stay Yotelpads) – is set to open four other hotels across Europe in the next nine months, in Amsterdam, Glasgow, Porto and London’s Clerkenwell district.

Recent openings include Yotelair Changi Airport (for a review click here), and landside and airside properties at the new Istanbul airport.

Komyuniti at the Yotel Edinburgh

Commenting on the news Yotel’s CEO Hubert Viriot said:

“We are thrilled to introduce Yotel to the historic city of Edinburgh. The city is both a popular tourist and business hub and we think our innovative style of hospitality, technology driven experiences and contemporary design will suit global travellers and in-the-know locals looking for something new and exciting.

“Yotel is like nothing else and will offer an exciting alternative to the more traditional hotel offering in the city.”

The Yotel brand launched in 2007 at Gatwick airport, and there are currently 30 properties either operating or under development, with plans to increase this to 60 by 2023.

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