If you want a place which is both affordable (well, everything is relative, but this time around we’re in New York), comes with great comfort, contemporary design, not to mention views, I’d want you to get acquainted to Yotel. The rooms of Yotel are inspired by luxury aircraft design and that can really be seen in the fun and quirky inventions the rooms come equipped with. The views are taken by me and it’s the actual view from my room on the 20th floor. In New York that’s no world record in how high you can get, but the view is still impressive and having the location just around the corner from Times Square makes it perfect whether you’re visiting for business or leisure.
In my case it was purely business as I was in NYC for Fashion Week and when people tell me “omg, how glamorous” my answer is that during my six days there I got to see my hotel, two warehouses which served as main venues and got a few hours off to send my family postcards. So much for the glamour and that’s why having a great place to crash at when your day is over is ever so important. Yotel offered me just that. And oh, of course Teddy offered me company as, where he goes, I go (or vice versa, not sure yet).
Yotel has multiple bars and a restaurant and also the largest outdoor terrace in New York.
On the terrace you can either relax in their comfy couches…
…sign up for a movie night while watching the skyline…
…or just be quite stunned about it all like I was and hence look lost.
My skin care routine consists of one full smaller sized suitcase (not kidding) to avoid that tired look which is somewhat inevitable with no sleep, 37 (close to a 100 Fahrenheit) degrees outside and a schedule running from 8 am to 2 am in the morning… I had some new friends along for this trip out of which one was a shaving kit from HYMM. I’m usually an electric razor kind of guy, but lately I’ve been trying to take the time in the morning to actually get a closer and smoother shave as it makes a better impression. A constant favorite of mine is the Mádara Hemp Lip Balm and something I always travel with, a deep hydration mask from Verso. The cute shower gels from Sephora are always on the go as I don’t trust complimentary hotel beauty products and yeah, I know I’m weird like that.
This is the view I fell asleep to. Every night. Seeing the Empire State Building is emotional for me as that’s an iconic landmark and one of the first places I visited in New York back when I was a kid. That was pre 9/11 and I remember the security wasn’t as rigorous as it probably is today, I mean, a visit to Freedom tower consisted of four (!) security checks before actually getting up to enjoy the view. What about Yotel then? For me it was perfectly located, the room was clean and up to my standards of contemporary design and the lobby was more like a meeting spot for both tourists and locals alike and made me feel like I truly stayed in a hotel designed for me and my alikes. Thumbs up!