Yotel will open its first property in Switzerland in the fourth quarter of this year, located in the Lake Geneva area.

The 237-room property will feature a 2,000 sqm entertainment, meeting and co-working complex known as Hygge (after the Danish and Norwegian word which roughly translates as “cosy togetherness).

The venue will be operated by Caviar House Airport Premium Switzerland, and will offer a 24/7 indoor and outdoor Danish-inspired restaurant, bar and café.

Rooms will feature Yotel’s signature adjustable Smartbed and mood lighting, and there will also be a 1,000 sqm fitness centre with membership available to local residents and workers.

Yotel Geneva Lake will be situated around five minutes from the lake, harbour and Founex Beach, and a 15-minute drive to Geneva International airport.

Back in 2019 Yotel announced plans to open three properties in Switzerland, including the European debut of its extended stay Yotelpad concept – it’s not clear where these properties are currently in the group’s pipeline.

Extended stay brand Yotelpad to make European debut in Switzerland

The Yotel brand launched in 2007 at London’s Gatwick airport, and there are currently arround 30 properties either operating or under development.

The group recently announced plans to open a hotel in London’s Shoreditch area this spring, with the conversion of the East London Hotel on Cambridge Heath Road.

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

“We are delighted to be adding to our overall growth strategy by opening Yotel Geneva Lake in the metropolitan region of Lake Geneva.

“The hotel will offer easy access from all parts of Romandie and feature fun and futuristic design coupled with state-of-the-art F&B and ample co-working and meeting spaces. We are equally excited to partner with Caviar House Airport Premium – Switzerland.

“Challenging the status quo of traditional hospitality, Yotel Geneva Lake will not only revolutionise travel in the region but, in our innovative spirit, offer the ultimate hospitality hub for both business and leisure travellers alike.”