Yotel is following Amazon to Long Island City, N.Y., aiming for a 2020 opening for its second hotel in the city. Inspired by the design of first-class airline travel, Yotel first launched its city hotel concept in Midtown Manhattan, minutes away from Times Square. Yotel Long Island City marks the group’s eighth hotel under development or operation in the U.S., with city hotels in Boston, San Francisco and Miami alongside three YotelPad properties in Miami, Park City and Mammoth.
Long Island City caters to leisure and business travelers due to its convenient location. From the new property, guests will be able to 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 switch from work to play through access to co-working and meeting spaces, multifunctional public areas and a fully equipped gym. The indoor and outdoor rooftop terrace and bar will provide views of the Manhattan skyline.
“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,” Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, said in a statement.
The project is currently in the development stage and is being designed by Design 101.