London, UK: Monday 4 June, 2007 - YOTEL, the revolutionary new hotel concept that is redefining the global hotel industry, is today launching its online booking website ( for its cabins being opened at London Gatwick Airport – South Terminal.

Travellers can now book the stylish yet affordable cabins from 1 July 2007 onwards starting at £25 for four hours.

The radical hotels were inspired by first class airline cabins; developed by YO! founder Simon Woodroffe and CEO Gerard Greene, to provide a flexible and convenient ‘business class’ hotel experience at affordable prices. YOTEL will be the first hotel located inside a UK
airport terminal.

‘We’ve already received a lot of interest in the first YOTEL opening,” comments Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO!. “Travelling can be a painful experience so we are looking to make it as pleasurable as possible for YOTEL customers. Our online booking system will now help make it as convenient as possible too.”

YOTEL is the ideal solution to early morning flights and long scheduled transfers, as well as unexpected flight delays and cancellations or those with time to fill before a meeting. Located less than a minute’s walk from Gatwick Airport’s departures and arrivals in the South Terminal and only a few minutes from the North Terminal, YOTEL customers can check in online from the comfort of their cabin.

“Designed to offer a solution to boring and expensive hotels around the globe”, says CEO Gerard Greene, the cabins come with all the facilities you would expect from a traditional hotel to enable work, relaxation, sleep, refreshment and entertainment. Designers built upon the technology and advanced use of space seen in business class airline cabins and luxury yachts to realise the two tier YOTEL cabin system. Cabins come as ‘Premium’, (with full size double bed) or ‘Standard’ (with large single bed) – both with enough room for two as well as en suite bathrooms, in cabin entertainment and room service.

Features within the cabins include:
• Techno wall with clothes storage, pull down working desk with UK and EU charging points, network cable socket and free Wifi and wired internet access;
• Mood lighting and luxury bedding to induce relaxation;
• Bathroom with luxury fittings including shower, bespoke revitalising body wash, hairdryer, and soft towels with a full length heated mirror.
• Flat screen TV system with over 60 free TV stations including Sky Sports plus on demand blockbuster and classic movies. 80 radio channels plus a jukebox with over 5,000 music tracks and a headphone jack.
• Snacks, club meals and refreshments ordered from the TV system and then delivered to your cabin, or the ability to visit ‘The Galley’ where the cabin crew are
available 24 hours a day.

In addition - the larger Premium cabins include:
• A double bed that deploys to a couch by the touch of button (think first class private cabins on an aircraft).
• Input for your own MP3 / iPod player to play your own music choice through the TV speakers.

Prices for a Standard cabin will range from £25 for four hours and from around £55 overnight, while a Premium cabin will cost from £40 for four hours and from around £80 overnight.

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second busiest airport and the busiest international single runway airport. In 2006, Gatwick Airport welcomed over 34 million passengers, flying to around 200 destinations on a choice of over 80 airlines. YOTEL will also be opening London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4) in the coming months and are planning to open at more major international airport locations and cities such as London and New York. We say it’s the “iPod of the hotel industry!”

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