Design-Savvy Yotel Chain to Open at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, 14 April 2016 - YOTEL, the London based affordable luxury hotel chain, announced the Paris location for their next hotel opening. Due to open on 1st July, it will be the first ever in-terminal hotel at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The luxury cabins will be situated in the secure transit area in Terminal 2E, home to Air France and the SkyTeam Global Alliance. YOTEL’s Paris launch will form part of the opening of the brand new airport lounge area Instant Paris. As the 12th busiest airport in the world Paris, Charles the Gaulle is one of the globe’s principle aviation centres welcoming 65.8 million passengers annually. The innovative air-side hotel will be ideal accommodation for travellers catching extremely early flights, but also a great escape and sleeping haven for those who have a layover in the airport and need a comfortable and convenient place to stay while awaiting their onward journey. Just as convenient, passengers with check-in luggage can take advantage of the airport’s early bag-drop service that allows guests to check their hold luggage the night before their flight. YOTEL is uniquely bookable by the hour on and offers a 24/7 airline style self-check in and out service. Along with the usual high-tech accessories, YOTEL’s Premium rooms (known as cabins), also feature space-saving adjustable SmartBeds with Serta gel mattresses. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms with monsoon rain showers and techno wall features which includes mood lighting and entertainment options, with flat screen TVs that can be connected to the guests’ device of choice. The communal areas of each YOTEL reflect the needs of the particular travellers to be welcomed at the location. The Paris hotel will feature YOTEL’s Club Lounge where guests can relax on comfy sofas enjoying YOTEL’s signature free hot drinks. Guests can use work spaces with USB charging points or relax in the Snug TV zone, perfect for informal gatherings. All areas of the hotel are served by super-fast WiFi connectivity. In addition to the relaxing communal areas, the Paris hotel will feature a unique self-vending wall with ambient and chilled sections. Guests can purchase a variety of ready meals, such as noodles, protein hot pots and pasta dishes. Useful merchandise such as plug adaptors and toothbrush kits can be purchased 24/7 using contactless credit cards or credit vouchers available from YOTEL, cutting out the need for local currency. Ensuring no one ever has to miss a flight, Mission Control, YOTEL’s version of the hotel reception desk, is equipped with flight information screens that display individual passenger flight details simply by scanning the bar code on their boarding pass or smartphone. Ensuring great comfort and service, YOTEL have cabin crew on hand 24/7. Hubert Viriot, CEO, YOTEL explains: “Just last year, the number of connecting passengers in Aéroports de Paris increased by 5.7% now representing 24% of all passengers. Like YOTEL, ADP and the SkyTeam Alliance are committed to making the transfer and flying experience at Charles de Gaulle one of the best in the world. YOTEL is redefining this experience by providing a seamless, intuitive service and comfortable stay before, after and between flights.” About YOTEL Inspired by first class travel, YOTEL translates the language of luxury airline travel into small but luxurious ‘cabins’. Uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL City hotels are taking the essential elements of luxury hotels in smaller, smart spaces and deliver a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and exercise. Premium cabins include YOTEL’s signature adjustable ‘SmartBed’ with luxury bedding, rejuvenating monsoon rain showers, relaxing mood lighting and ‘techno wall’ with smart TVs, multi power points and easy connectivity. YOTEL currently operates three airport hotels in London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol airports; and one city hotel in the heart of Manhattan, New York. YOTEL is expanding rapidly with eight new hotels under development globally, including two new airport hotels set to open at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (2016) and Singapore Changi Airport (2018); and six new city hotels currently under construction in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2017) Singapore Orchard Road (2017), Miami (2018), San Francisco (2017), Boston (2017) and Dubai (2018). Founded by YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe OBE, YOTEL’s HQ is in London and has offices in Boston and Dubai. Its major partner and shareholder is IFA Hotels and Resorts KSCC based in Dubai.


Benjamin Le Hay
Atout France
New York,
United States