Yotel has announced plans to operate a new hotel in Porto, due to open in 2019.
The hotel will be located on Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão, in the heart of the traditional centre of Porto, adjacent to the city’s business district, Rua de Santa Catarina.
Integrating the fundamentals of luxury hotels into smaller smartly designed spaces, Yotel Porto will offer approximately 147 rooms, or ‘cabins’ as they are known.
As per typical Yotel style, each cabin will have a signature space-saving adjustable SmartBed with Serta gel mattress, en-suite bathrooms with rain showers, mood lighting and HD televisions that can easily be connected to guests’ own devices.
“We are thrilled to launch our first hotel in Portugal in Porto, home to many of the largest Portuguese corporations and the gateway to the Douro Valley and the northern Portuguese regions.
“Having grown in double digits for three successive years, Porto’s hotel market has demonstrated its strength and aptitude to attract an increasingly-wide variety of demand.
“Strong economic growth, new airline routes and numerous international events are expected to continue delivering demand to Porto, driving higher rates and occupancy levels,” said Hubert Viriot, chief executive of YOTEL.
“As a tech-driven brand, Yotel Porto will deliver extraordinary value and innovative design in a market dominated by traditional hotels, far off from modern travellers’ needs and expectation.”
The project came to fruition following investment from owner United Investments Portugal, a luxury real estate developer renowned for the creation of world-class hotels and resorts across Portugal.
The property stands minutes away from theatres, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions such as the Ribeira quarter (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Port Wine Cellars, and the docks where the Douro Rio cruises begin.