A new hotel at the edge of Times Square was an opportunity to create a
futuristic, techy hotel set within a larger residential development. With
first-class luxury inspired by Japanese capsule hotels and modern air travel,
YOTEL lands in Midtown.
What if the bellhop was a robot?
Guests enter the lobby and meet the world’s only robotic luggage concierge—a huge mechanical arm that theatrically stows their bags for transport to guest rooms.
A 15-foot-tall Yobot has an expansive reach and can retrieve luggage in 30 seconds or less.
Guests enjoy a new iteration of spaces from day to night.
The restaurant mixes sumo wrestling imagery and a dance floor.
Public areas have private cabins for meetings or parties.
The Studio is a flexible space for meetings or movies.
During the day, tables disappear to make room for a seating pit with cushions.
In the restaurant, long tatami-inspired tables retract into the floor to make room for dancing.
Rooms feature clever built-in and shape-shifting furniture.
Space-saving beds transform into sofas during the day.
Headboards feature built-in desks.
Dramatic lighting accentuates window frames and edges.
The Mission Control pod helps guests with special check-in needs.
An iconographic entrance portal and dimensional precast concrete are bright beacons.
A 6,875-square-foot outdoor terrace has a separate VIP bar.
Modern bathrooms have windows with a view of the city.