Imagine that you have to change from one mode of transport to another, or have some quick business stopover, it’s costly to book yourself a hotel room. Motels can be a bit uncomfortable and un-classy too. So why not check out Yotel for a quick fix solution? The Yotel is a concept launched three years ago by Yo! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe. These small capsule rooms typically charge $35 for a 4-hour stay. These can be found at international airports such as Gatwick’s south terminal, Heathrow’s Terminal 4, and Amsterdam’s Schipol airport. And now they are all set to move operations into the cities starting with Times Square! Unlike the capsule model, the city Yotel will be a 25-story tower on the corner of 42nd Street and 10th Avenue and will offer overnight stays. Double the original capsule’s size, a night in here will cost you $$200-$250. The rooms will have motorized beds,’ monsoon rain showers,’ purple mood lighting, a business lounge, a restaurant, a bar, and an outside terrace. Considering the funding of $285million and the amenities provided, the cost of the room is justified.
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