New London hotels continue to pop up all the time. As the demands of travellers change, new hotels strive to meet them.
Two new hotels that meet the demands of modern travellers are lined up to open in the capital. One comes from a former partner of The Zetter Group, while the other is Yotel’s first European city-centre hotel.
The Pilgrm will be opening this summer in Paddington, launched by a team consisting of former Zetter partner Jason Catifeoglou, founder of myhotels Andreas Thrasyvoulou, and Steph Thrasyvoulou. The hotel is designed to address the “shift in needs” of modern travellers in London.
The hotel won’t have a lobby or even reception desk. However, unlike other hotels that use check-in kiosks, guests will be expected to check in online before they arrive. There will be a cafe and lounge bar to provide food and drink. The 73 bedrooms will have simplified designs, with none of the hotel features that the owners believe to be unnecessary for modern travellers.
Yotel will be opening a new hotel in London next year. The Clerkenwell hotel will be the first that Yotel has opened in a central European city location.
While Yotel has hotels at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the only other city-centre location the capsule hotel brand owns is in New York.
York Clerkenwell won’t open until late 2018, when it will have 212 rooms and more space than the airport hotels. Facilities will include larger bathrooms, more luggage storage, and outside windows too. Rooms will have adjustable smart beds, mood lighting, free WiFi, smart TVs and rain showers. There will be a gym, bar, restaurant, and guest lounge too.
The hotel’s neighbours will include Zetter Townhouse. It will be close to Farringdon station, which will be a Crossrail hub when the line opens next year.
Both The Pilgrm and Yotel Clerkenwell will be interesting additions to London’s hotel landscape. They both aim to meet the demands of modern travellers as they stand today.
Photo credits: Yotel Clerkenwell, Yotel Gatwick.