YOTEL announced it will open in late 2020 its second city hotel in Long Island City, New York. YOTEL first launched its city hotel concept in Midtown Manhattan, just minutes away from Times Square. YOTEL Long Island City marks the group's eighth hotel under development or operation in the US with city hotels in Boston, San Francisco and Miami alongside three YOTELPAD properties in Miami, Park City and Mammoth
Renowned as a multi-modal transport hub, Long Island City caters to leisure and business travelers alike due to its incredibly convenient location. From the new property, guests will be able to easily access Manhattan in under 20 minutes and New York's main airports, LaGuardia and JFK, within 45 minutes.
The 178-cabin hotel will be a new build property where guests can seamlessly switch from work to play - guests have access to co-working and meeting spaces, multi-functional public areas and an 'always-open' fully equipped gym. The indoor and outdoor rooftop terrace and bar will be the perfect space for guests to socialize and unwind, taking in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Each cabin will be equipped with YOTEL's signature features, including the space saving adjustable SmartBed™, luxury amenities from Urban Skincare, multiple power and USB points, free super-fast WiFi and SMART TVs for guests to stream their own content when away from home.
"We stepped onto the global stage with our first city hotel in New York City. It was here that our clever design and technology driven concept, offering guests extraordinary value and convenience in the heart of Manhattan, was embraced for the first time. Since the launch, our city brand has expanded into many sought-after global locations. We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be back where it all began, and together with our owners, Eastone Equities, can't wait to introduce our unique hospitality offering to Long Island City," said Hubert Viriot, YOTEL's CEO.
Long Island City has seen significant transformation over the past few years and boasts a wealth of cultural, educational and business offerings. Its particularly appealing to young professionals and is quickly becoming a technology hub, which will only increase following Amazon's announcement to open headquarters in Long Island City. Institutions including the MoMA PS1, several film studios, educational establishments such as the Cornell Tech Campus and prominent businesses such as Citibank, Uber and Met Life are all within walking distance of the new hotel.
"Long Island City is a flourishing, innovative part of the city and plays an inspiring role in many industries. The neighborhood offers the best of both worlds, with all the benefits of New York, yet the added opportunity to experience a different side of this vibrant city as well as easy access to many leading businesses and cultural institutions," Viriot adds.
"We wanted to match the inventive and extraordinary style of the area through utilizing exceptional design within a new-build. As a brand known for doing things differently, YOTEL was the perfect match as they clearly understand the needs of the modern traveler and put technology at the forefront of everything they do," remarks Eastone Management Team. The project is currently in development stages and designed by Design 101.
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