Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WASHINGTON - Mar 11, 2020 - Following the success of YOTEL in cities including New York, Boston and San Francisco, the disruptive hospitality brand will bring YOTEL’s smart design and technology to the nation’s capital with the debut of YOTEL Washington D.C. this fall. As the brand’s first-ever acquisition and transition, the hotel will move forward with branding and incorporating YOTEL’s signature technology and adaptable design as part of a multi-million dollar full property reconstruction and remodel. The property will remain open through the transition, continuing to offer guests convenient access to both Capitol Hill and the Union Station transit hub.
Set to begin this spring, the transition will include a full modernization and transformation of hotel rooms into signature YOTEL cabins, and the lobby into the brand’s staple Mission Control area outfitted with airline-style check-in kiosks for a smarter, more efficient travel experience. With over 21,000 sq. ft. of adaptable meetings & events space, all hotel conference areas and private rooms will undergo design and technology enhancements to provide an even more connected offering.
Highly-regarded as a Capitol Hill staple for its regionally-influenced cuisine, Art and Soul restaurant will see an evolution of both the restaurant space and from scratch signature dishes under the direction of Executive Chef Douglas Alexander. The hotel’s rooftop terrace will also undergo a complete renovation, accommodating for greater F&B space atop one of the largest rooftops and pool decks in the area.
YOTEL Washington D.C. will begin construction of the brand’s never-before-seen cabins (YOTEL speak for rooms), providing an even greater level of modern hospitality in the signature YOTEL offering. Upon completion, guests will have the choice of 136 Premium King cabins, starting at $199 per night, and 266 First Class cabins in both King and Queen/Queen cabin types, starting at $239 per night.
“We are part of a progressive culture and movement here on The Hill and we’re incredibly proud to be the first hotel to usher in a new generation of YOTEL travel experiences to compliment this evolving neighborhood,” said Shawn Jervis, General Manager. “YOTEL is at the forefront of innovation, hospitality and design and we look forward to showing visitors a fresh way to stay on Capitol Hill.”
Currently, the hotel is fully functional, accepting reservations for all room types, and at Art and Soul restaurant where Chef Alexander serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily as well as a popular weekend brunch. The rooftop bar and poolwill reopen this summer serving seasonal fare, as it does annually, after which YOTEL will transition the space to become Sky Bar.
“Our rapid global expansion is very exciting and further asserts our prominence in the U.S. and on the world stage. We have a proven track record operating globally with hotels in many of the key feeder markets to Washington – Boston, New York, San Francisco and Europe,” said Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL. “Furthermore, the hotel offering in Washington is fairly traditional and YOTEL is ready to introduce our cleverly designed cabins ideal for short and long stays.”
YOTEL Washington D.C. will be a significant hub for co-working, private meeting spaces, and leisure travelers as the hotel is situated steps to Congressional offices and convenient to Washington D.C.’s most significant attractions including: The National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, The Supreme Court, Library of Congress, prominent businesses and 100+ embassies. Regional travelers will find it among the most convenient options to Union Station (Amtrak, MARC, VRE, WMATA) and it is accessible to major thoroughfares, making YOTEL Washington D.C. an easy choice after landing at any of the region’s national and international airports.
The transition follows the 2019 YOTEL acquisition announcement of the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill hotel by partners Metrovest Equities and BLDG Management.
YOTEL Washington D.C. marks the YOTEL brand’s tenth hotel under development or open in the U.S. with hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Long Island City and four YOTELPAD properties in Miami, Atlanta, Park City and Mammoth.
Inspired by the luxury of first-class travel and uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL takes the essential elements of luxury hotels into smaller, smart spaces and deliver extraordinary value and a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and exercise in sought after locations. Premium Cabins include YOTEL’s signature adjustable SmartBed™ with rejuvenating rain showers and SMART TVs, multi power and USB points and easy connectivity.
YOTEL currently operates seven airport hotels in London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris, Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul Airport (2), Singapore Changi and seven city centre hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Singapore, Edinburgh and Amsterdam. YOTEL is expanding rapidly with new projects under development globally, including Porto, Glasgow, London, Dubai, Geneva, Long Island City, Miami, Park City, Mammoth, Atlanta and Melbourne.
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 (AQARAT).
YOTEL was created by YO! founder Simon Woodroffe OBE, who inspired by first-class travel, translated the language of luxury airline travel into a small but luxurious cabin (www.yo.co.uk).
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