Technology focused hotel group, YOTEL opens its next generation YOTELAIR hotel at Paris, Charles de Gaulle the only airside hotel at Terminal 2E and comfort and convenience to travelers.
Opened in November 2016, YOTELAIR Paris Charles de Gaulle introduced a new generation airport hotel experience, utilising previously unused space within the airport pier. The project formed part of Aeroport de Paris’ new development of Instant Paris, a public lounge facility within the airside terminal.
With the promise of offering guests everything they need and nothing they don’t, a variety of cabins were designed to suit the needs of solo traveller, couples, families, groups and guests with mobility needs. Not only is every square inch of space utilised in a practical and logistical way, but on an emotional level the design and atmosphere of the space separates the guest from the chaos and often stressful environment of an airport, all in all offering luxury and comfort at affordable prices.
New 80 cabin hotel marks the first hotel to launch under new YOTELAIR brand representing YOTEL’s ‘lighter’ offering at busy transport hubs.
Inspired by first class travel, YOTELAIR translates the language of luxury airline travel into small but luxurious ‘cabins’, available for minimum four hour stays with extra time charged on an hourly basis. Uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTELAIR Paris CDG takes the essential elements of luxury hotels in smaller, smart spaces and deliver a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and relaxing. All cabins include YOTEL’s signature adjustable SmartBed™ with bespoke Serta gel mattresses, rejuvenating monsoon rain showers, adjustable mood lighting and Technowall with HD smart TVs, multiple international power points and easy connectivity to own devices.
Guests check-in via one of YOTEL’s self-service check-in kiosks, and then proceed direct to their cabin via the spacious Club Lounge, which offers a relaxing or working area complete with ample power points for charging and free super strength WiFi, plus both ambient and chilled vending options from the SmartBox vending wall. YOTEL crew members deal with guest requests speedily, using one of YOTELAIR’s cool scooters to cover the 155-metre distance from Mission Control to the furthest guest cabin, along the Terminal 2E L-wing.
Just like all other YOTELAIR locations (London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Schiphol Amsterdam), the Paris hotel is bookable by the hour and ideal for travellers with a long layover or looking to catch an early flight. Passengers can take advantage of early check-in and drop baggage off the night before their flight to ensure a seamless experience in the morning. Reception, also known as Mission Control, features round the clock flight information to ensure travellers stay up to date on flight departures.
Unique to the Paris, Charles de Gaulle location is a unique vending wall where guests can purchase travel essentials including drinks/snacks, chargers, adaptors and toothbrush kits. The vending wall accepts contactless credit cards or credit vouchers, cutting out the need for local currency. Guests also have access to the YOTELAIR Club Lounge where they can enjoy YOTEL’s signature free hot drinks whilst relaxing on sofas or sitting at workspaces with USB charging points, all with free and fast WiFi connectivity.
As part of the Club Lounge concept, we’ve also introduced a Snug area which is more private and can be used for meetings or just to relax and catch up on some TV. The co-working table inside the lounge is also designed with board games built in – just another way to pass the time and even socialise with other travellers.
To complement the brand and design history, YOTELAIR Paris incorporated varied furniture pieces featuring upholstery with a hex stitch detail, a shape which features heavily throughout YOTEL branding and which also expresses the standardisation and uniformity of our cabins globally. New shades of colour introduced to the brand earlier in the year were incorporated for the first time, which complement YOTEL’s recognisable purple colour. The piping and two-tone detailing on the furniture pieces also adds more interest. Fatboy® beanbag seating was added in the Snug area to create an even more relaxed feel.
Ultimately YOTEL aims to re-define time for the busy traveller and cut out traditional processed like checking in at a reception, to save the customer precious time. The team aims to deliver a seamless intuitive service to anticipate every need the guests might have and resolving it in an innovative way. Even little scooters are used to deliver extra towels to cabins, saving the guest and the crew time.
In addition to the clever design, close partnerships have been formed with Sky Team, Priority Pass and Airport Paris to promote the hotel though shared marketing and PR activity ensuring maximum exposure for the new hotel.