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YOTEL celebrates First Anniversary with August Promotion

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Just over twelve months ago, YOTEL opened its first hotel located at London's Gatwick Airport. In celebration of this event, the innovative company is offering guests a special price for their standard cabins of just 49 for an overnight stay throughout the month of August 2008.

Since its launch YOTEL Gatwick has sold 18,550 cabins and provided over 180,300 hours of sleep, entertainment and relaxation to thousands of guests travelling through Gatwick airport. The luxury, premium convertible beds have gone up and down over 3000 times and YOTELs dedicated cabin keeping team have cleaned over 23 acres of mirror and glass.

YOTEL offers guests a haven of calm and quiet with luxury bedding, rejuvenating power showers, relaxing mood lighting, practical work station and free WiFi. The brand represents excellent value with rates starting from just 25 for 4 hours.

CEO Gerard Greene said, Its always nervous times when you start up a business but those fears have been laid to rest over the last year with so many customers from across the globe catching some sleep before they fly off on a horrible early morning flight, having a shower or chilling and  watching a movie in their own space inside the terminals. We have some big plans to bring YOTEL to airports and city centres across the globe with our partners IFA Hotels & Resorts so keep checking back with us.

YOTEL was created by YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe and YOTEL CEO Gerard Greene. The idea was conceived by Simon after he was upgraded into first class on a flight. He decided to translate the language of luxury airline travel and Japanese capsule hotels into a small but comfortable cabin. Gerard Greene evolved that idea into reality with YOTEL.

YOTEL opened its first two hotels inside the terminal buildings of Londons Gatwick and Heathrow airports in June and December 2007 respectively following a major investment by Kuwait-based IFA Hotels & Resorts. At London Heathrow, a 32-cabin YOTEL has opened within Terminal 4, while at London Gatwick, a 46-cabin YOTEL has opened within the South Terminal building, following an agreement with the British Airport Authorities (BAA). YOTEL Schiphol, Amsterdam opens later this year.

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