Countless travelers have braved the grimiest of hostels when journeying on a budget, but soon Boston visitors may have the chance to experience sleek yet affordable accommodations. In June, the UK’s headline-grabbing YOTEL hotel group announced plans for North American expansion, and Boston’s South End is at the top of its list of likely locations. Initially, YOTEL opened in London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, offering travelers posh “pod-sized” rooms for cleansing and catching up on slumber between flights. The chain has since opened a full hotel in NYC, where guests can leave their belongings in the care of a first-of-its-kind robotic storage system before retiring to capsule-like rooms, inspired by first-class aircraft cabins, that are small on square footage but don’t skimp on niceties. (Monsoon showers? Sure!) Site details and construction dates are still coming together, but our excitement is already full-scale.
_ Stuff Boston