YOTEL has announced plans to open its first property in Malaysia.

The 290-room YOTEL Kuala Lumpur will be housed within a mixed use development in the city’s central business district, close to the Petronas Towers and the KL Convention Centre and shopping centre.

Scheduled to open in summer 2025, the hotel will feature a rooftop pool and bar, as well as multi-functional dining and co-working space, a fitness centre and a Grab + Go snack station.

The YOTEL brand launched in 2007 at London’s Gatwick airport, and there are currently around 22 properties worldwide, around half of them in either the UK or United States. The group is targeting 50 + hotels by 2025.

This page on YOTEL’s website lists YOTELPAD London Stratford and Yotel Geneva as both opening in 2023, followed by locations in Lisbon, Brussels, Atlanta, Long Island City and Tokyo in 2024.

YOTEL also recently announced plans to open its first property in Thailand, with a 250-room hotel housed within Bangkok’s Cloud 11 mixed use development.

YOTEL to open in Bangkok’s south Sukhumvit district

Commenting on the news Hubert Viriot, YOTEL’s chief executive officer, said:

“Following the success of YOTEL Orchard Road and YOTELAIR Changi Airport in Singapore, expanding our brands in Malaysia forms an essential part in growing our operating cluster, distribution strategy and brand awareness in Southeast Asia.

“We are privileged to have been selected by High Street Holdings to operate this new hotel in Kuala Lumpur, which will be a true flagship for our brand, and hopefully the first of many hotels across Malaysia.

“Asia continues to be a key territory for our growth, and with Kuala Lumpur joining the pipeline, alongside Tokyo and Bangkok, we are doubling our current footprint in the region and are excited to enhance the portfolio even further.”