London-based hotel group Yotel expanded into the resort destination of Park City, Utah, opening the first of its “YotelPad” projects in December, in time for the winter ski season. The recently debuted space is a new concept for the hospitality company, focused on condominiums grouped around common spaces. The first edition of the YotelPad includes 144 units, or “Pads,” at the base of Park City Mountain, a short distance from the area’s ski slopes. The mountain boasts more than 7,000 acres of skiable space, and was one location for the 2002 Winter Olympics. The location is focused on tech friendly elements, from self check-in stations to other amenities such as digital concierges and an electric bike share for patrons. Hospitality group Benchmark is handling the operations of the YotelPad.
The YotelPad’s condos come fully furnished. Rooms are stocked with kitchen equipment and feature furniture that can be modified for different uses, such as converting a sofa into a bed, and condo owners can rent out their rooms at a nightly rate. The Park City location includes multiple social spaces such as fire pits, steam rooms and a games lounge. At opening, the condominium building was 85 percent sold. Yotel operates more than a dozen hotels, including locations in Dubai, Amsterdam and London. The company is also developing two more YotelPad concepts in Dubai and Miami.