YOTEL, a relentless global hospitality brand with a reputation for disrupting norms, has unveiled its first venture in Thailand through the establishment of YOTEL Bangkok.
The brand new hotel, expected to start operations in 2025, will be integrated with the cutting-edge Cloud 11, a 250,000 sqm brand-new, mixed-use development planned to be a creative hotspot for Southeast Asia’s artists, innovators, and tech entrepreneurs.
An innovative sustainable project, Cloud 11 hosts the biggest rooftop park in Thailand, serving as a city green space.
This announcement marks the third hotel signing for YOTEL in 2023, underlining YOTEL’s expansion plan to achieve a portfolio of 50 hotels by 2025.
Architected by the globally renowned Snøhetta, in partnership with A49 Architects, for Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) – a prominent Thai property developer – Cloud 11 is set to fuse the Asian creative industry with the premium entertainment technology realm.
Unleashing numerous opportunities, the project is set to become a hub for creators in four primary areas: gaming, music and podcast, film and animation, and digital.
“”At YOTEL we constantly strive to immerse ourselves within the world’s smartest destinations”,” quoted Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL.
“Cloud 11 is going to be a hub for tech innovation and digital learning, making it the perfect location for our first hotel in Thailand and for our Generation Go guests,” he continued.
He went on to say: “We’re thrilled to be the chosen brand for the development as our values are perfectly aligned with MQDC’s vision and mission for Cloud 11.”
“Additionally, we’re expecting to see major demand for hotel rooms, as the area becomes an interconnected community for government, private agencies, universities, start-ups, and the world’s leading technology companies,” he revealed.
Mr. Onza Janyaprasert, Project Director of Cloud 11, chimed in: “We believe that the power of creativity arises from an enabling environment. Therefore, Cloud 11 is committed to empowering creators by creating a comprehensive ecosystem that connects local creators to global stakeholders.”
“The opening of YOTEL Bangkok at Cloud 11 will be another significant piece that complements our ecosystem. With its modern and sustainable smart design and creative use of technology, YOTEL Bangkok will be a hospitality venue that truly caters to the multifaceted lifestyle of creators.”
“It will not only provide innovative and convenient service amenities, enabling guests to have freedom and flexibility, but it will also foster connectivity among people and promote efficient work. The unique experience offered by YOTEL Bangkok will undoubtedly fuel boundless creativity,” he stated.
YOTEL Bangkok’s guest experience, from arrival to departure, will revolve around innovation and technology.
The hotel, housing 250 rooms, will display YOTEL’s most recent innovations, including the brand’s signature robotic concierge, motorized SmartBeds™, and fully integrated technologies that YOTEL is known for.
Guests will have access to YOTEL’s multi-purpose dining and co-working area, a 24-hour gym, a Grab + Go snack station, and two meeting hubs designed for networking and relaxation.
Guests, Cloud 11 visitors and locals will also have access to the sky bar on the 22nd floor, overlooking Bang Krachao, known as Bangkok’s green lung.
YOTEL Bangkok offers visitors a direct link to the BTS SkyTrain through a remarkable 300-meter skywalk.
This provides quick and direct passage to the city’s most popular neighbourhoods, including Thong Lo, Ekkamai, and Asoke, as well as the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre located in Bang Na.
The location also assures straightforward transit to and from both international airports, offering convenient travel for guests on the move.
Nearby retail and dining spots, versatile event venues, and an educational institute will also be easily accessible on foot for guests.
Envisioned as a technology hub of the future, Cloud 11 represents the second key project in MQDC’s comprehensive plan to transform the area into the South Sukhumvit Innovation District, an elite hub in Bangkok.
Situated opposite True Digital Park, the largest tech and startup hub in Southeast Asia, which was also developed by MQDC and completed in 2022, Cloud 11 has a prime location.
YOTEL Bangkok, with its green and open spaces, is planned to be at the heart of this emerging technology-oriented community.
The affirmation of YOTEL Bangkok comes after the disclosure of YOTEL Tokyo (scheduled to open in late 2024), underscoring the brand’s dedication to expanding in the region.
The establishment will join the YOTEL’s Asian presence, joining YOTEL Singapore Orchard Road and YOTELAIR Singapore Changi.
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