YOTEL broke ground last week on their first property in the Middle East, expected to open in 2018. This follows the technology-focused hospitality brand’s signing of a long-term agreement with Dubai Investment Properties LLC (‘DIP’) to operate a new hotel in Dubai, UAE.
The hotel will be YOTEL’s Middle Eastern flagship, boasting 582 cabins and serviced apartments. It marks the brand’s debut in the serviced residence space. In addition to its signature compact but luxurious cabins, the hotel will offer dedicated co-working and meeting spaces, a gym and a luxurious pool deck. Conveniently located on Sheik Zayed Road, it will be a short walk to the Business Bay monorail station and only a few minutes from Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.
The YOTEL brand is inspired by first class plane travel, taking the concept of luxury airline travel into compact but luxurious spaces. Founded by YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe OBE, YOTEL’s HQ is in London and has offices in Boston and Dubai. The company is currently in advanced negotiations on potential hotel projects in other key destinations in the region, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat and Abu Dhabi.