Technology-focused hotel chain Yotel has announced the launch of its serviced apartments named YotelPad, which will incorporate existing hotel features like adjustable smart beds, co-working areas and its signature Technowall system.
The apartments will offer 'perfectly designed living solutions' by optimising space and technology, with standard apartments starting from 20 sqm (215 sqft), with larger apartments also available, according to the brand.
Communal areas and amenities will be programmed to the local environment and can include 24/7 gyms, bike and gear storage, Amazon lockers, laundry, home cinema and library, as well as Yotel’s club lounge for co-working, meetings and entertaining friends or colleagues.
“YotelPad will transcend traditional boundaries with a blend of hotel-quality standards and home-like comforts, all achieved through our signature design DNA, making the most out of compact spaces. Not only does this allow each guest or owner to have a fully functional private pad, but with the added benefit to work, connect, relax and socialise in multifunctional and fun spaces, creating a strong sense of community,” said Jo Berrington, vice president of brand at Yotel.
“True to the Yotel brand, the pads will be underpinned by our passion for technology and innovation; our seamless digital guest experience delivered via the YotelPad app. In addition to the obvious app functionality of booking and checking in and out, our app will be your digital key and a go to place for ordering amenities and ‘food-to-go’. Acting as a pocket size virtual concierge, the app will connect you directly to a range of services and experiences in the local community.” Added Berrington.
The apartments are set to launch globally with the five projects already confirmed in North America, Europe and the Middle East. The first YotelPad to be announced is in Park City (Utah) at Park City Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States.
The Drum spoke to Yotel's chief executive Hubert Viriot last year in Singapore, about the brand's expansion into Asia Pacific and its plans for the region.