Yotel, a luxury hotel brand with locations in New York City, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris, opened its second U.S. location in Boston’s Seaport District.
Inspired by first-class airline travel, Yotel Boston refers to its guestrooms as "cabins," and designed them to offer a technology-driven guest experience bolstered by social spaces for co-working, relaxing and socializing. The new Boston hotel will also introduce the city’s newest indoor/outdoor rooftop and terrace, Sky Lounge.
“We are thrilled to introduce Yotel to Bostonians and visitors alike," Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, said in a statement. "The exciting development of the Seaport neighborhood is a great fit for our brand, making it the perfect location for our newest property. We think our innovative style of hospitality will suit those living or visiting Boston and meet the city’s growing demand for accommodation.”
Yotel Boston is also appealing to tech-focused travelers through the lingo used to describe locations on property. At "Mission Control," or the hotel lobby, guests can check in using airline-style self-service kiosks in under a minute or simply use the Yotel app for keyless cabin entry. Guests can also reach out to hotel associates who are on hand to provide assistance should they need it. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Unique to Yotel is ATOM, an 84-inch digital ‘Social Galaxy’ displayed on a screen in Mission Control where guests can interact via their social media channels.
Yotel Boston’s 326 ‘cabins’ are furnished with a SmartBed, which uses with Serta gel mattresses; Technowalls with smart TVs; mood lighting and connectivity for devices; monsoon rain showers with bath amenities by Urban Skincare Co.; and heated towel racks. The hotel’s cabins are offered in multiple layouts from premium queen (some with overhead bunks) to first king and a VIP Suite.
The new Boston hotel will welcome guests and Bostonians alike to its social spaces, which are designed for co-working, meetings, social gatherings and cultural programming. Located on the ground floor, Club Lounge is a space offering all-day casual dining and a Food-to-Go menu. The area includes a bar, private phone booths, an outdoor patio, a gym and meeting/gathering spaces.
Sky Lounge is an outdoor rooftop spot serving cocktails, local beer and food alongside 360 degree views. On the 12th floor, the indoor lounge opens to a rooftop terrace where guests and locals can relax and enjoy views of the neighborhood, harbor and the city skyline.
“Staying at Yotel gives guests back their time to enjoy what’s important to them," Christopher Hartzell, GM of Yotel Boston, said in a statement. "We are excited to open our doors and welcome guests to the Yotel hospitality experience and all of the great offerings at Yotel Boston, including Sky Lounge with rooftop bar and terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy summer.”
Yotel Boston is owned by Wheelock Street Capital and located in the Seaport area. It sits across the street from One Seaport Square, a mixed-use retail and residential project in development and steps from Boston Harbor, the financial district, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art. It is directly accessible to the Courthouse Station on the MBTA’s Silver Line.