Yotel planning Boston hotel

First New York, now Boston for the Yotel brand. That's according to The Boston Globe, which is reporting that a Boston developer wants to build one of the micro-cabin-like-room hotels in the South Boston Innovation District.

John B. Hynes III is proposing to develop a Yotel, with rooms ranging between 160 and 200 square feet. The 307-room Yotel would be built along Seaport Boulevard, across from the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse.

“It’s a high-quality finished product, and there is no wasted space,” Hynes told The Boston Globe. “It’s great for a budget-conscious business traveler who’s popping in and popping out. You don’t pay for all these amenities you don’t use.”

The hotel would be part of Hynes’s Seaport Square development, which is to include a mix of apartments, stores, office buildings, and public parks on 23 acres of parking lots in the center of the Innovation District.

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A spokeswoman for Yotel told The Globe that it wants to open a hotel in Boston, but would not get more specific.

A preliminary proposal for the Yotel calls for an 11-story building with a rooftop bar and seating area, designed by the Boston architecture firm ADD Inc.


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