It’s really only a matter of time isn’t it? Before robots take over human jobs, that is. It’s been predicted in Hollywood for ages, and we all know that whatever happens in Hollywood happens in real life. But is this the beginning of the end for the hotel bellhop?
Yotel prides itself on being a hotel for the “young at heart.” Gerard Greene, the man in charge at Yotel, calls the hotel the “iPod of the hotel industry.” It’s the first non-airport location and also the first Yotel outside of Europe. At 170 square feet the rooms are micro . In fact, they employed aircraft designers to make the rooms feel bigger than they are. In the actual rooms a nightstand doubles as a desk, there’s a stand-up shower, and no minibar to help to conserve space.
The rooms are tiny so the lobby is where people are meant to hang out. It’s a little less cramped – containing four bars and a restaurant with purple lighting and loud elevator music helping to set the mood. Kinda sounds like a massive hostel, doesn’t it?