The YOTEL brand expands its East Coast footprint beyond New York City and Boston with a new opening planned for Washington, D.C. this fall. The YOTEL brand is known for its modern, tech-forward design and unique social settings.
YOTEL overtakes a current property to create YOTEL, Washington, D.C., transforming all existing guestrooms into signature YOTEL “cabins.” The lobby gets a tech-forward upgrade, with self-service check-in kiosks for a more efficient check-in experience. The hotel’s 21,000 square feet of meeting and event space also receives an upgrade. When complete, the hotel will offer more than 400 guestrooms.
The property’s current Art and Soul restaurant remains, with a few slight changes to both décor and menu. The rooftop terrace receives new life as well, resulting in one of the largest rooftops and pool decks in the area.
“We are part of a progressive culture and movement here on The Hill and we’re incredibly proud to be the first hotel to usher in a new generation of YOTEL travel experiences to complement this evolving neighborhood,” said Shawn Jervis, general manager, YOTEL Washington, D.C. “YOTEL is at the forefront of innovation, hospitality and design and we look forward to showing visitors a fresh way to stay on Capitol Hill.”
“Our rapid global expansion is very exciting and further asserts our prominence in the United States and on the world stage. We have a proven track record operating globally with hotels in many of the key feeder markets to Washington — Boston, New York, San Francisco and Europe,” added Hubert Viriot, CEO, YOTEL. “Furthermore, the hotel offering in Washington is fairly traditional and YOTEL is ready to introduce our cleverly designed cabins ideal for short and long stays.”
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Are you looking to enhance your business trip with a little leisure? Look no further than Portugal, a country renowned for its captivating blend of history, culture and natural beauty. And with TAP Air Portugal, you can effortlessly transform your business trip into an unforgettable bleisure adventure. Discover why Portugal and TAP Air Portugal are the perfect combination for an enriching and rejuvenating experience.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes recently opened in Bordeaux’s elegant Chartrons district, bringing 97 upscale rooms to France’s southwestern city. Occupying a 19th-century house that once held the wine cellars of Maison Calvet, the hotel marks Mondrian’s first European property for celebrated Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who helms the menu and concept for the hotel’s restaurant, Morimoto Bordeaux.
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.