Yotel New York

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The British team behind this futuristic Midtown West hotel is known for luxury airport-based capsule accommodations that give long-haul travelers just enough space to get horizontal between flights. Yotel New York has ditched the 75-square-foot cubbies in favor of “premium cabins” more than twice the size. Adaptable furnishings, like motorized beds that fold up futon-style, maximize space, and the bathroom has streamlined luxuries such as a heated towel rail and monsoon shower. If you want to unload excess baggage, the 20-foot-tall robot (or Yobot, in the hotel’s playful lingo) will stash it for you in a lobby locker. In contrast with the compact quarters, the sprawling public spaces include a wraparound terrace so large it’s serviced by two bars. The hotel’s eatery, Dohyo (named after its central Sumo-style platform), serves international tapas devised by modern Mexican-fusion master Richard Sandoval. If the property recalls the retro jet-set world of Catch Me if You Can, there’s good reason: David Rockwell, who codesigned the hotel with the U.K.’s Softroom, also created the sets for the Broadway adaptation of the 2002 film. There are also ironic nods to swingin’ London in this transatlantic design collaboration, including groovy colored ceiling lights in the lounge and rotating round beds in the VIP suites. Some first-class “cabins” even have private terraces with hot tubs. Yeah, baby! Rooms: 669.

Venue name: Yotel New York
Address: 570 Tenth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 42nd St
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42 St–Port Authority Bus Terminal
Price: $149–$399 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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With the sun starting to stay up longer and roof-top areas coming back into play, make sure you get a chance to visit Yotel New York to catch an array of old flicks. I admittedly had never watched Pulp Fiction (I know!) but how better to enjoy my first viewing than by sitting in a deck chair with the NYC skyline in the background, whilst simultaneously munching on some popcorn and sipping champagne. Added to that this outing includes wireless headphones to make your viewing experience that much better as you can control the volume. A retro & futuristic place, this hotel also offers a cool bar where you can just grab a drink. A great mid-week outing with mates or that special someone.

lily r

I can't say anything regarding staying in the hotel as a guest, but as many hotels do in New York, this space offers much more than accommodation. I have been to the rooftop for the Rooftop Cinema Club several times over the last two summers, and in a city over-saturated with outdoor movie options, this one tops the list. Comfy seats, champagne and popcorn included, blankets provided and headset to watch the movie (so you can actually hear it) make for a great experience - plus the lineup for the summer is pretty phenomenal. 

The bar and restaurant on the roof are also very cool - and the high-tech entrance are pretty impressive. 

Bruno T

Went there a couple days ago. Nice place with nice bars. I had heard from other friends that promoters can really help you get awesome deals in NYC so I finally contacted one, Indi Romero from Joonbug, and it was the best move I made. We got an awesome table with the most beautiful view of the empire state building. I would highly recommend that you contact Indi Romero on facebook or email him at indi@joonbug.com if you want an awesome night! 

vincent a

Really nice hotel with bars/lounges inside where we got with our promoter Indi. He gave us everything for free at the best table so we cant complain, we had such a great night with him! If you wanna contact him you can find him on facebook, Indi Romero, he is also working in many others venues of the city!

Charly Lester
moderatorStaff Writer

Good value, really handy location (a five minute walk from Time Square) and nice bright, modern rooms.  The beds change into sofas, which is really useful during the day. Room service isn't up to much (you go down to the lobby to collect it and the food is very mediocre), and there are no fridges in the rooms.  There are galleys on each floor - offering kitchen services - however our one was closed and suggested we went down to the lobby to use services there, however these are only available at certain times of day.