One of life’s simple pleasures is going for a staycation. We’re truly blessed with SO many irresistible options for staycation in Singapore. This year alone, there are about 10 new hotel openings. Out of these 10, YOTEL Singapore is the one I’m most keen to check out.
First of all, what exactly is YOTEL? For those of us who do not live in New York, London or Amsterdam, we probably have not heard much about the brand. YOTEL is a hotel chain that largely operates in airports, including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and Paris Charles De Gaulle.
Additionally, YOTEL concept is based on technological innovation. By integrating the elements of luxury hotels into smartly designed spaces, YOTEL aims to provide a seamless and intuitive guest experience by giving guests everything they need and nothing they don’t.
YOTEL Singapore, the first YOTEL in Asia, opened its doors to guests on 1 Oct 2017. With a wide variety of rooms (known as cabins) from Premium Queen to VIP View Suite, there is something to suit every budget. There are 610 cabins across 30 floors that are equipped with signature YOTEL features such as adjustable SmartBedTM with super comfortable Serta Gel mattresses, Technowall with mood lighting and HD Smart TVs.
There are 7 cabin types in YOTEL Singapore:
- Premium Queen (13sqm)
- Premium Queen View (13sqm)
- Premium Queen with 1 Bunk (13sqm)
- Premium Queen View with 1 Bunk (13sqm)
- Premium Queen View Deck (13sqm + 5sqm balcony)
- First King Deck Cabin (26sqm + 9sqm balcony)
- VIP View Suite (52sqm + 20sqm balcony)
The word “affordable luxury” often excites us (don’t tell me you’re not LOL). Combined with a prime location in Orchard Road, this property sounds like a dream come true to many. Now, I can’t wait to experience a refreshingly different staycation in YOTEL! 🙂
YOTEL Singapore is located behind Shaw House and a few minutes’ walk from Orchard MRT. As I walked in, the futuristic vibes in the lobby instantly grabbed my attention. To my left, there is a row of airport-style touch-screen check-in machines. And to my right, there are two robots. The self check-in process was totally fuss-free and within minutes, I was on my way up to my cabin on the 23rd floor. There are also reception counters if you prefer to check-in through the guest service officers.