The airline-inspired Yotel brand is set to land in Scotland’s capital for a Q1-2019 opening. The 280-guestroom Yotel Edinburgh will be on the city center's Queen Street at Erskine House.
This is the first project of a $250-million partnership deal between Yotel and a Starwood Capital Group affiliate signed on Sept. 26. Starwood Capital Group along with the Al-Bahar Group, IFA Hotels & Resorts, United Investment Portugal and Kuwait Real Estate (AQARAT) are major shareholders of the hotel company.
Edinburgh's Fletcher Joseph Architects and global interior design firm Aedas will cover the design of the upcoming hotel, which is already in development, while ISG will take over the construction.
This addition to the hotel chain founded by Yo! creator Simon Woodroffe OBE follows the signing of several new hotels already in development within the global pipeline. These include a Yotelair in Singapore Changi Airport and new city hotels entering the markets in San Francisco, London Clerkenwell, Dubai, Edinburgh, Miami and Amsterdam. Jumpstarting the new year in 2018, Yotel San Francisco will open in the Grant Building as the company's first adaptive re-use office conversion project. Yotel's first hotel on the West Coast will have 203 guestrooms as part of a joint venture with Synapse Development Group and IFA Hotels & Resorts, AQARAT and UIP.
Yotel's portfolio currently includes four airport hotels under the Yotelair brand in London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris, Charles de Gaulle airports and three city hotels in New York, Boston and Singapore. The company's newest hotels, its Boston and Singapore locations, just opened this year. Its first hotel in the Asian market, the 600-guestroom Singapore Yotel, began operating on Oct. 1 near Changi International Airport as part of a management agreement with Yat Yuen Hong, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Fok.