YOTEL Debuts in Asia
- Oct 04, 2017
Microhotel chain YOTEL has opened its first Asian hotel, Yotel Singapore, a 610-key property located in the heart of the city-state.
The 30-floor hotel integrates elements of luxury hotels into smartly designed spaces. Of the 610 keys, 270 are Premium Queen sized at 140 square feet, 148 are Premium Queen View, 115 are Premium Queen with one bunk and 56 are Premium Queen View with one bunk of the same size. Seven rooms are First Class with deck rooms sized at 279 square feet and VIP View Suites sized at 560 square feet. Each room is equipped with an adjustable Smartbed, a technowall and smart TV.
YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe and YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene created the concept, which drew inspiration from Japanese capsule hotels and the sense of compact luxury from the British Airways first class lounge. Amenities at YOTEL Singapore include:
- outdoor luxury swimming pool
- outdoor showers
- laundry service
- 24-hour fitness center
Located at 366 Orchard Road, the hotel offers convenient access to the city’s main attractions, such as ArtScience Museum, Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Singapore Flyer. Yat Yuen Hong Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hong Fok Corp. Ltd., will manage the property.
“Given YOTEL is heavily inspired by Asian culture, it is fantastic that we are launching such an iconic project as our first in Asia. The location is one of the best in Singapore and we have fantastic partners in Hong Fok Group that share our vision,” Greene said in a statement. “YOTEL will bring a unique hotel experience to Singapore. It’s a perfect time for the city to embrace a new and exciting brand, a first for Singapore and the launch of affordable luxury for the hotel scene in Asia.”
In the beginning of the year, YOTEL broke ground on its third U.K. property, a 212-key hotel in Central London.
Image courtesy of YOTEL