Dec. 6, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Yotel, the trendy hotel chain, is set to open a branch in Long Island City in just a few years time.
The company announced Tuesday that it will open a 178-room hotel some blocks north of the Queensboro Bridge in 2020, and marks the second New York City location for the brand.
The 11-story hotel will be located at 38-75 11th St., according to a Yotel spokesperson, and will span more than 57,000 square feet.
The hotel will have co-working and meeting spaces, a gym, and an indoor and outdoor rooftop terrace and bar. A little over 20 enclosed parking spaces will be provided.
Yotel boasted of Long Island City’s changing landscape in its announcement, and said the neighborhood is particularly appealing to young professionals. The company also noted Amazon’s recent decision to locate a new campus in the area, which is said is quickly becoming a tech hub.
“Long Island City is a flourishing, innovative part of the city and plays an inspiring role in many industries,” said Hubert Viriot, Yotel’s CEO. “The neighborhood offers the best of both worlds, with all the benefits of New York, yet the added opportunity to experience a different side of this vibrant city as well as easy access to many leading businesses and cultural institutions.
The 11th street lot where the hotel will rise has been under development for some time, with several projects once planned on the sizable, once vacant lot.
Construction on the hotel began in April, a Yotel spokesperson said.
They need to fix all the public housing apartments…..They keep building new places..
To many hotels, motels, holiday Inns, in Queens already, they’re destroying what was once a beautiful place full of greenery, quiet and safe SMH.
This will be the trendiest Yomeless Yelter in town!
Will a lot of Yo’s stay there? Yo this, Yo that, Yo this another homeless hotel, Yo where can I cop some weed. Yo any Opi’s, Yo any H? Yo what is going to happen when they can fill the Yotel? Yo it will it be leased to the City through the corrupt Not-For-Profit – Yo MAN, Yotel be making some mad money on the backs on the backs of poor Black and Hispanic folks. Yotel, Hotel, Holiday Inn SAY WHAT, another homeless hotel coming to a neighborhood near you. Later YO.
NYC/LIC has enough hotels already. There are more on the way. WE NEED “REAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING” not hotels For The RICH and WELL OFF. Many of these Hotels will certainly become Homeless shelters due to Location, Supply And Demand. Overkill. I guess they all will depend on Amazon drawing visitors here. More people to expect on Public Transit. STOP THESE BS UNNEEDED PROJECTS NOW,AMAZON INCLUDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rezone the area for residential so it won’t be filled with hotels please.
Instead of an affordable housing for the low-income, working- and middle-class, of course, another hotel, if not a luxury condo, for the tourists and transients, to erode the community and neighborhood. LIC and NYC will eat itself.
soon to be a homeless shelter wait and see.