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YOTEL Debuts in Portugal

YOTEL Porto will mark the 26th property under operation or development by global tech-inspired hotel group YOTEL. 

YOTEL announces plans to operate a new hotel in Porto (opening in 2019). The hotel will be located on Rua de Gonçalo Cristóvão, in the heart of the traditional centre of Porto, adjacent to the city’s business district – Rua de Santa Catarina.

The property will showcase the design excellence that YOTEL is known for worldwide. Integrating the fundamentals of luxury hotels into smaller smartly designed spaces, and will offer approximately 147 rooms (known as cabins). As per typical YOTEL style, each cabin will have a signature space-saving adjustable SmartBed™ with Serta gel mattress, ensuite bathrooms with rain showers, mood lighting and HD TVs that can easily be connected to guests’ own devices.

The property will incorporate the quintessentially YOTEL technological and design features, which includes free super-fast WiFi, ample access to charging and power points in cabins and public spaces, keyless entry and the ability to self-check in under a minute with the hotel’s airline-style self-service kiosks.

Driven by a sense of community, YOTEL Porto’s multi-functional public spaces are ideal for work and play.  Not only will guests have access to a 24/7 gym, smart vending and ‘food on the go’, but also the shared eating, drinking and co-working spaces will be ideal to relax and socialise with like-minded travellers. The Porto property will also be home to a SKY BAR and terrace on the 9th floor.

The property stands minutes away from theatres, restaurants, bars and tourist attractions such as the Ribeira quarter (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Port Wine Cellars, and the docks where the Douro Rio cruises begin. Its proximity to both the business district and tourist attractions cater to business travellers and tourists alike. Just 350 metres from the Trindade metro station, YOTEL Porto will be 30 minutes by rail and 20 minutes by car to Porto Airport.

YOTEL Porto will be the first of many in the Iberian Peninsula as the group is actively looking for opportunities in this region, focussing on major cities like LisbonMadrid and Barcelona.  

Iuliia Tore