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Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh

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Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

The proposal to convert the former Erskine House into a multi-storey “Yotel” was given council approval and will open at the start of 2019.

There are no plans for significant changes to the main exterior of Erskine House, which is not listed but bounded by category A-registered properties on either side.

The hotel will add to the number of accommodation space available in the city following predictions that 9,000 additional beds will be needed by 2021 to cope with soaring visitor demand.

The project will be designed by Edinburgh-based Fletcher Joseph Architects and global interior designer, Aedas with construction by ISG.

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The hotel concept, which has recently been established in New York, London and Singapore, is based on travel and aims to “translate the language of luxury airline travel into small but luxurious cabins”.

“Edinburgh is both a popular tourist and business hub and our new hotel will be a great addition to the city, appealing to both markets,” said Yotel chief executive Hubert Viriot. “Our contemporary and playful design together with technology driven experiences, will offer an exciting alternative to the current mostly traditional offering. Yotel is on a rapid expansion path and the announcement of our Edinburgh city hotel plays an integral part in our future plans in Scotland.”

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