Yotel Hotels. It may qualify as a “pod” but Gerard Green, ceo of Yotel hotel in London, says his tiny rooms offer “a first-class travel experience comparable to a luxury yacht or private aircraft,” reports Ernest Beck in The New York Times. Yotel, www.yotel.co.uk, hasn’t yet opened for business, but when it does next year its guests can expect “a fold-out bed and table, a flat-screen television, wi-fi and downloadable movies and audio.” The tiny room rate: $130 per night. Yotel will be competing against EasyHotel, www.easyhotel.com, also in London, operators of EasyJet, the airline. The EasyHotel pod, measuring just 100 square feet, “will offer a double bed on a platform, a sink, a toilet, a mirror and a shower” — done up in a signature orange. Prices will range from a low of $9 (if you book early during low season) to $110 (last-minute during high season).
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