AMSTERDAM—YOTEL has opened its doors in Amsterdam. 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 is at the epicenter of the up-and-coming Buiksloterham neighborhood, 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.
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 center of the action, guests can 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 has a menu of small and large plates, sharing platters and snacks with ingredients sourced from local partners and coffee seasonally selected by a specialty roaster, Workshop Coffee. An inviting place for guests and locals to both work and play, KOMYUNITI will also run a program of neighborhood events such as yoga and running clubs along with film screenings under the stars at its cozy outdoor cinema.
Easy Access to Center of Town
“Amsterdam Noord is a thriving cultural hub offering global travelers an exciting opportunity to discover an alternative side of the city,” said Hubert Viriot, YOTEL CEO. “With super easy access to the center 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.”
Developed by Being Development, and designed by Studioninedots, also based in Amsterdam Noord, the hotel also boasts top notch sustainability credentials. Benefiting from a unique water system which collects, stores, filters and recycles water, the hotel also utilizes 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 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 marks the second city center YOTEL in Europe, following the opening of YOTEL Edinburgh 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 global expansion plans.