Yotel’s no frills chic — update

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Back in 2004, our sister site trendwatching.com covered Yotel as an upcoming example of no frills chic hotels. Now, the first Yotel has finally opened at London's Gatwick Airport, where guests can check into one of 46 cabins in the South Terminal building. The inspiration for Yotel came from Japanese capsule hotels and first class cabins on long haul flights. YO!'s founder, Simon Woodroffe, aimed to combine the best of both concepts to create small but luxurious hotel rooms at affordable prices. The cabins are roomy enough for two, have an in-room shower and toilet, mood lighting and luxury bedding,…

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