March 1, 2024

Yotel debuts first city hotel in mainland Europe

Budget hotel brand Yotel will debut its first city hotel in mainland Europe next week (4 November) in central Amsterdam.

The new Yotel Amsterdam Noord sits on the banks of the Tolhuis Canal, directly across the river from Amsterdam Central train station, served by Eurostar.

The hotel has 202 rooms styled as ‘cabins’ with signature features such as adjustable space-saving beds, cool action gel memory foam mattresses, and Urban Skincare amenities.

Rooms also include rain showers, multiple power and USB charging ports, free wifi, HD smart televisions with Chromecast and more.

Additional amenities include airline-style self-service kiosks, a modern gym, bicycle and e-bike rental and space for mooring boats.

The hotel is designed to be sustainable, benefitting from a water system that collects and recycles water, and energy-saving LED lighting and sensors to ensure nothing is kept running when not in use. It also has 10 electric car charging points.

Among the hotel’s communal spaces is the Komyunity bar and restaurant offering drinks, snacks and all-day dining.

Intended as a social space for guests as well as locals, Komyuniti will also run a programme of neighbourhood events such as yoga and running clubs along with film screenings on the deck at its cosy outdoor cinema.

“We opened one of our first hotels at Schiphol Airport, so it was only natural for us to return and introduce our city hotel concept to a nation that has always embraced us,” says Yotel’s CEO Hubert Viriot.

“Amsterdam Noord is a thriving cultural hub offering global travellers an exciting opportunity to discover an alternative side of the city. With super easy access to the centre of town and an array of cool businesses right on our doorstep, it made perfect sense for us to open here,” he adds.

Yotel Amsterdam Noord is the brand’s second city centre hotel in Europe, following the opening of Yotel Edinburgh New Town in July.

Yotel Porto, Glasgow and London are slated to open in early 2020, as part of the brand’s global expansion plans.