Japan: YOTEL will open its first hotel in Japan located in Ginza, Tokyo, in 2024.
The property will feature 244 rooms, the brand’s robotic concierge YOBOT, motorised SmartBeds, and technologies which enable a touchless guest experience from reservation up to check-out.
Other amenities include communal areas to eat, drink, work and play, a 24/7 fitness centre, a Grab-and-Go cafe, meeting space and an outdoor terrace.
Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL, said: “Japan’s focus on technology and innovation has been an important source of inspiration for YOTEL ever since our inception. We are immensely proud and excited to announce our first hotel in Tokyo. A flagship for our group, YOTEL Tokyo will also be a steppingstone to roll out our brand across Japan, a market of strategic importance for us.”
YOTEL Tokyo is part of the company’s expansion strategy to enter key cities in Japan including Sapporo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. The group is also working on opportunities to roll out YOTELAir – a transit hotel concept – at key gateway airports and train stations.
YOTEL is based in London with regional offices in the US and Asia, and has a portfolio of three brands: YOTEL, YOTELPAD and YOTELAIR.
The company operates 14 city centre hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Singapore, Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam, Porto, Glasgow, Manchester and Park City. Six airport hotels are located in London Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris, Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul Airport, and Singapore Changi.
YOTEL’s major shareholders include a controlled affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, the Talal Jassim Al-Bahar Group, United Investment Portugal and Kuwait Real Estate Company.