New Yotel under development in Long Island City, N.Y.

A rendering of the Yotel Long Island City. Photo credit: Yotel

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. 


Like this story? Subscribe to IHIF!

The hospitality industry turns to IHIF International Hotel Investment News as the must-read source for investment and development coverage worldwide. Sign up today to get inside the deal with the latest transactions, openings, financing, and more delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

“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.

Suggested Articles

The 671-room hotel will feature a 210,000-square-foot casino, 15 restaurants and lounges and 50,000 square feet of conference space.

A hospitality veteran with more than three decades of experience, Heather McCrory will oversee more than 115 hotels and 28,000 employees.

The Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District is the third property in Hyatt’s select-service portfolio in the United Arab Emirates.