Yotel to plant flag Down Under with Melbourne debut

Rendering of the upcoming Yotel Melbourne

UK-based hotel group Yotel will debut in Australia when its first property in Melbourne launches come 2022.

Yotel Melbourne will be a 244-room property located on 63-69 City Road in Southbank – within walking distance of Melbourne’s CBD, the Arts Precinct, Federation Square and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Rendering of the upcoming Yotel Melbourne

The flagship property in Australia for the group will feature the brand’s latest generation of cabins all equipped with a SmartBed, as well as Yotel’s signature Komyuniti spaces – areas for co-working, informal meetings, relaxing and socialising. The property will also feature a 24/7 gym and viewing deck with restaurant and bar.

Yotel Melbourne has been signed under a management agreement with Cornerstone Partners Group, an integrated hospitality asset owner and developer with offices in Malaysia, Taiwan and Australia.

“Yotel Melbourne will serve as a launching pad for our brand across the country… We are already exploring development opportunities in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth and we are confident we will soon have a robust hotel pipeline in place, targeting both our international customer base as well as the domestic market,” Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel, said in a statement.

The group is planning to bring all three of its brands to the region: Yotel (the city centre concept), YotelAir (located at airports and transport hubs) and YotelPAD (designed for long staying guests).

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