Yotel will revamp the existing hotel and it is expected to open to guests from quarter one of 2020. The deal will be financed by partners Metrovest Equities and BLDG Management.
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.
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.
Yotel has announced a second YotelPad project in the United States, as mountain resort Mammoth. The project, in partnership with Replay Destinations, follows details of the first in Park City revealed earlier this year.
The new hotel in Glasgow’s city centre will open in November next year and bring the brand’s key count in the UK to 823 as part of its European expansion strategy.
Khirstie Gunn Myles joins Yotel with over 20 years of experience managing the development, design and construction of hotels, resorts and residences across the world.
Yotel has appointed Lisa Bovio to the role of chief commercial officer, ensuring the delivery of a strong distribution platform to support the company’s rapid global expansion across all three brands – Yotel, Yotelair, and Yotelpad.
The first hotel opened at London Gatwick in 2007 and since then Yotel has gone from strength-to-strength, opening at other UK airports and now expanding into the United States and Singapore. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole visits the London Heathrow property to try it on for size.
Yotel has appointed Jason Hsiang as senior vice president of development for North America. Based in New York, Hsiang will spearhead the acquisitions and development team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing joint venture agreements, acquisitions, and long-term management agreements for new Yotel, Yotelair and Yotelpad projects in the USA and Canada.
Yotel has announced a foray into the extended stay segment with the launch of the new Yotelpad brand. Building on the design principles of Yotel and Yotelair cabins, Yotelpad translates the essence of serviced apartments into purposefully designed compact homes, known as Pads, fulfilling the requirements of the global citizen at an affordable price.
Yotel has announced plans to open its first hotel in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh in quarter one of 2019. The city centre hotel will be located on the famous Queen Street in Edinburgh, at Erskine House.
Yotel Singapore, the first Yotel in Asia, opened its doors to guests earlier, offering 610 rooms across 30 floors. By integrating the elements of luxury hotels into smartly designed spaces, Yotel aims to provide a seamless and intuitive guest experience by giving guests everything they need and nothing they don’t.