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.