Williamsburg is filled with hip restaurants, hip boutiques, hip bars, and hipsters. But if you don't live there, there aren't really any hotel options in the increasingly popular and overpriced Brooklyn neighborhood. Tourists don't want stay in Manhattan and cross the East River for their artisanal cheese needs.…
Ever wondered what happened to Bjork's robot arms? They're hauling luggage in a Manhattan hotel, due to open on the 1st of June. It's yet another technological feature from Yotel, which dubiously called itself the "iPod of the hotel industry."
The UK/NYC-based Yotel is trying to pass their crash pads off as the "iPod of hotels," which is novel, but way off. White, retro-futuristic decor? Purple lighting? Self-serve check-ins? Lack of space to stretch out? This is the Virgin America of hotels. [Dvice]
Never before have we seen a hotel whose rooms let you pretend you're an officer embarking on the maiden voyage of a new starcruiser. If you're in London next month, try out the new Yotel, a Japanese capsule hotel in the Queen's backyard.