A few months back we had the pleasure of staying at Yotel, one of New York’s newest uber modern design hotels, which opened in June 2011, while we covered (capsule)’s Spring Summer 2012 men’s show and the Reebok Classics x Swizz Beatz collection launch.
Though we didn’t spend a terribly long amount of time relaxing in our room, or cabin as they call them, beyond sleeping in the coverable bed, we did enjoy the amenities and the hotels ultra futuristic design. Modelled after “the language of airline travel” with Japanese touches, Simon Woodroffe and Yotel CEO Gerard Greene created each room with monsoon showers (water from more than one angle), workspace, LCD TV’s, ultra fast and free wi-fi, luxurious linens, all in under 200 square feet. Suites are also available in larger square footages and come with hot tubs and outdoor terraces.
The hotel also features an automated check in and luggage storage system, which they cutely call Yobot, an amenity floor which houses an informal lounge space called Green Lounge, a more formal club-like bar and lounge area, a huge outdoor terrace with bookable fire-pits and private cabanas, as well as a cutting edge restaurant called Dohyo marrying Latin and Asian cuisines.
We generally enjoyed our brief time at Yotel, even though it’s dangerously close to Times Square, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious environment that isn’t over the top in design or price. Take a look at some of the photos and a video of their New York launch below.
YOTEL New York
570 Tenth Avenue (between 42nd st. and 41st.)
Phone: (646) 449-7700
* Yotel also has three other locations at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, London Gatwick, and London Heathrow Airports.