The innovative hotel brand continues rapid global expansion with fifth hotel signing in Asia and ambitious development plans for Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN –2022 – YOTEL today announced its first hotel in Japan. Slated to open in 2024 under a long-term management agreement, YOTEL Tokyo will be located in Ginza, one of Tokyo’s most desirable and dynamic neighbourhoods.
Featuring 244 rooms, the hotel will showcase the brand’s latest features including one of the brand’s signature robotic concierges, motorised SmartBeds™, and fully integrated technologies enabling a complete touchless guest experience from reservation up to check-out.
“Japan’s focus on technology and innovation has been an important source of inspiration for YOTEL ever since our inception. We are immensely proud and excited to announce our first hotel in Tokyo. A flagship for our group, YOTEL Tokyo will also be a steppingstone to roll out our brand across Japan, a market of strategic importance for YOTEL”, commented Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL.
YOTEL Tokyo is steps away from Ginza, the city’s most popular dining and shopping destination, featuring flagship stores for many of the world’s best-known brands. The hotel is also only a fifteen-minute walk from Tokyo station, home to the city’s main Shinkansen high-speed rail terminal providing access to most parts of Japan as well as the Narita express, the city’s main gateway to Narita International Airport.
YOTEL Tokyo is part of YOTEL’s wider expansion strategy to expand across key cities in Japan including Sapporo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. The group is also working on opportunities to roll out YOTELAIR – the group’s unique transit hotel concept - at key gateway airports and train stations.
YOTEL Tokyo will also include the brand’s signature versatile and high energy public areas, where guests can eat, drink, work and play as well as a 24/7 fitness centre, a Grab-and-Go cafe where guests can take away locally sourced food and drink options, meeting space and an outdoor terrace to meet, connect and relax.