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05/17/2022

YOTEL Launches Joint Hotel and Apartment Concept

Travelers will benefit from check-in under a minute via self-service stations, SmartKey mobile entry, in-room mood lighting, and amenity delivery via concierge robots. 

Opening on June 1 2022, YOTEL will introduce the global hospitality brand’s first combined YOTEL and YOTELPAD concept at 227 NE 2nd Street. YOTEL Miami boasts cleverly-designed rooms while YOTELPAD, situated right above the hotel, features sleek apartment-style pads. A landmark location fueled by ultra-modern amenities, guests can experience two on-site restaurants and bars, pool deck and state of the art gym. With innovation at the forefront, travelers will also benefit from check-in under a minute via self-service stations, SmartKey mobile entry, in-room mood lighting, and amenity delivery via concierge robots. 

YOTEL Miami is conveniently located within walking distance to many of Downtown Miami’s most popular sites and experiences. It is also just a few minutes’ drive from Bayfront Park, FTX Arena, Port of Miami, Miami Beach, and Miami International Airport. Bustling neighborhoods including Brickell, Wynwood, the Design District and Coconut Grove are all just a short trip away. 

“As YOTEL continues to push boundaries in the hospitality industry, we’re proud to launch our first-ever hotel and pad concept in flourishing Downtown Miami,” said Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL. “YOTEL Miami and YOTELPAD Miami are unique in that there’s something for everyone, regardless of length of stay. Our experience is led by smart design and tech-forward amenities, coupled with a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere that allows guests to define their own travel journey. As our third US opening in less than two years, we’re delighted to continue to expand the US footprint and bring travelers the latest in a seamless, smart stay.”  

YOTEL’s accommodations are teeming with unique tech features. Beginning with check in, where stations offer a contactless hotel greeting, guests may choose to forgo physical keys with room access through YOTEL’s mobile app. Guests looking for an in-person experience may walk up to a whimsical life-sized popsicle installation by Chaz Capobianco to speak with a crew member, whom alongside two resident concierge delivery robots, are available 24/7.

YOTEL Miami’s 222 cleverly-designed hotel rooms range from 225 sq. ft. to 430 sq. ft.  in king, queen and twin categories. All rooms benefit from the brand’s smart innovation – including the convertible SmartBed™, clever storage and open concept bathrooms. Guests may also choose their own mood lighting with the room’s color wheel tool and take advantage of in-room mobile casting. 

"All of the elements of a YOTEL experience are designed to provide a smart, connected stay," Gilberto Garcia-Tunon, General Manager, told Hospitality Technology. "With innovation at our core, we seek to apply technology that’s both a fun and functional guest journey."

For those looking for an apartment-style stay with YOTEL design and amenities, YOTELPAD Miami’s 231 pads bookable from one night to monthly rates. Pad spaces – ranging from studio to one bedroom and two bedrooms – feature a full kitchen with appliances, dishware, washer and dryer, living room with custom Murphy bed, and a balcony with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami. An extension of YOTEL Miami with the same level of exceptional service and experiences, YOTELPAD Miami guests will benefit from daily housekeeping service and access to all public spaces and facilities. 

 “Guests will find ease and comfort in every touchpoint of their experience, from checking-in to settling in, coupled with unrivaled amenities,” said Garcia-Tunon. “Standing 31 floors high along the Biscayne Bay skyline, YOTEL Miami’s dining and entertainment will embody the same energy and vibrance as the city around us. We can’t wait to welcome everyone.” 

Komyuniti is at the core of YOTEL’s guest experience. From the ground floor, guests can head upstairs to the venue's signature Komyuniti room – a vibrantly decorated space featuring futuristic pods for meetings, co-working or catching up with friends. YOTEL also offers multifunctional spaces with 620 square feet of adaptable layouts ideal for meetings and events. 

Situated on the ground floor of YOTEL Miami, guests will enjoy a full-service tapas-style Middle-Eastern experience at Mazeh. The restaurant is a perfect spot for shareable bites, craft cocktails and people-watching. Located 14 floors high with views of Biscayne Bay, guests will find the property’s pool and its restaurant FLOAT, an elevated outdoor lounge to enjoy drinks and light fare while taking in the Miami breeze. Diners will be surrounded by art installations and live music series. Grab + Go on the first floor will ensure guests are fueled 24/7, featuring snacks and pre-packaged meals.

Adjacent to the outdoor deck is YOTEL’s gym, where guests may exercise with state-of-the-art equipment from Homage and Technogym, each featuring built-in workout classes. An idyllic location for off-site meetings and events, YOTEL Miami also offers over 1,000 sq. ft of multifunctional space. Groups can take advantage of 3 hub meeting rooms with availability to convert into one large private space, as well as a central lounge with tea/coffee facilities.

Reservations are now open on yotel.com with starting rates at $199 for rooms and $349 for pads. 

YOTEL Miami and YOTELPAD Miami is developed as a joint venture between Aria Development Group and Aqarat. The building’s 231 pads, which are designated for full time residents, sold out in record-timing upon hitting the market. YOTELPAD Miami is the brand’s second pad location worldwide following the 2020 opening of YOTELPAD Park City. Miami marks YOTEL’s sixth location in the US and 21st location globally.