Yotel Sets North American Debut

NEW YORK–The 669-room Yotel New York at Times Square West plans to open in May, the brand’s first property in North America.

The hotel will occupy the lower floors of a 60-story residential tower being developed on West 42 St. by Related Cos.

The Yotel brand, which launched in 2007, currently has hotels in operation at airports in London and Amsterdam. Yotel guestrooms, which are known as cabins, are characterized by their small space, but high-end amenities.

The brand is owned by IFA Hotels & Resorts, based in Kuwait, and the Yo Co., based in London.