Amsterdam Noord has its own sustainable YOTEL for techsavvy travelers
Today, Monday 4 November YOTEL, the innovative global hotel brand for smart, techsavvy travelers, will open its doors in Amsterdam Noord. Complete with an all-day dining concept, a stunning deck and a one of a kind outdoor cinema, the 202-cabin hotel offers a slick experience enhanced by clever use of technology and sustainable design at a surprisingly affordable price. The brand’s first hotel in mainland Europe, YOTEL Amsterdam Noord is at the epicentre of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighbourhood, built on the sunny bank of the Tolhuis Canal. Home to start-ups and creative businesses, the area is also brimming with hip bars, experimental festivals and modern architecture, making it an ideal base for modern travelers.
We wrote a couple of articles about YOTEL and this brand is expanding in a fast pace, next year they will open their first YOTELPAD, YOTEL’s name for condo, which will open in Park City (ski resort in Utah), followed by Mammoth (2021, ski resort in California) and Miami (2021). These pads will be located in city centre and resort locations. Guests will be welcomed in private PADs which are the epitome of efficiency.
YOTEL Cabins & KOMYUNITI
Cabins, YOTEL speak for rooms, are equipped with signature YOTEL features such as the space-saving adjustable SmartBed™, cool action gel memory foam mattresses, refreshing amenities from Urban Skincare, rejuvenating rain showers, adjustable mood lighting, free super-fast WiFi, HD smart TVs with Chromecast and much more. At the centre of the action, guests will find KOMYUNITI, the hotel’s relaxed all-day social space, which spills out on to an alfresco waterside deck. The light and airy restaurant and bar will offer a menu of small and large plates, sharing platters and snacks with ingredients sourced from local partners and coffee seasonally selected by speciality roaster, Workshop Coffee. An inviting place for guests and locals to both work and play, KOMYUNITI will also run a program of neighbourhood events such as yoga and running clubs along with film screenings under the stars at its cosy outdoor cinema.
“We opened one of our first hotels at Schiphol Airport, so it was only natural for us to return and introduce our city hotel concept to a nation who has always embraced us. “Amsterdam Noord is a thriving cultural hub offering global travelers an exciting opportunity to discover an alternative side of the city. With super easy access to the centre of town and an array of cool businesses right on our doorstep, it made perfect sense for us to open here. YOTEL is not like anything else in town and we hope our guests enjoy what we have to offer”, said Hubert Viriot, YOTEL CEO.
Sustainability at YOTEL Amsterdam Noord
Developed by Being Development, and designed by Studioninedots, also based in Amsterdam Noord, the hotel also boasts top notch sustainability credentials. Benefitting from a unique water system which collects, stores, filters and recycles water, the hotel also utilises energy saving LED lighting and sensors to ensure nothing is kept running when not in use. Guests who arrive by electric car will also be able to charge their vehicles at one of the hotel’s 10 charging points. Joy Maroulas, General Manager of YOTEL Amsterdam Noord added: “We’re planning to shake up the scene in Noord, offering a stylish place to work and play. We are extremely proud that our building and our sustainability initiatives will also have a positive impact on the environment.”
Additional amenities include time saving airline-style self-service kiosks, a modern gym open 24/7, bicycle and e-bike rental and space for mooring boats. YOTEL Amsterdam Noord marks the second city centre YOTEL in Europe, following the opening of YOTEL Edinburgh New Town in July and complements the brand’s YOTELAIR hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol. YOTEL Porto, Glasgow and London are slated to open early 2020, as part of the brand’s impressive global expansion plans.
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. YOTEL currently operates seven airport hotels in London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris, Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul Airport (2), Singapore Changi and six city centre hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Singapore and Edinburgh. YOTEL is expanding rapidly with new projects under development globally, including Amsterdam, 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.