Yotel comes to the New Town

Published: 05 December 2017

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

The proposal to convert the former Erskine House into a multi-storey “Yotel” was given council approval and will open at the start of 2019. There are no plans for significant changes to the main exterior of Erskine House, which is not listed but bounded by category A-registered properties on either side. 

Edinburgh is both a popular tourist and business hub and our new hotel will be a great addition to the city, appealing to both markets.

Hubert Viriot, Chief Executive, Yotel

 

The hotel will add to the number of accommodation space available in the city following predictions that 9,000 additional beds will be needed by 2021 to cope with soaring visitor demand. The project will be designed by Edinburgh-based Fletcher Joseph Architects and global interior designer, Aedas with construction by ISG. 

The hotel concept, which has recently been established in New York, London and Singapore, is based on travel and aims to "translate the language of luxury airline travel into small but luxurious cabins..."

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News

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