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Hotel With Tiny Rooms Unveils Big Plans For Fun

By DNAinfo Staff on May 27, 2011 2:24pm

By Tara Kyle

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HELL'S KITCHEN — Yotel, the European purveyor of Japanese-style tiny "pod" hotel rooms due to open in June, has unveiled its array of eating and entertainment options.

The hotel's outdoor terrace, rising above 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue, will feature inflatable pagodas, fire pits and blankets, according to the hotel's website.

Restaurant and bar "Dohyo" takes its name from Sumo wrestling platforms, but the small plates here will blend Asian flavors with Mexican for a price of $10-12 each, according to Eater, which first reported the revelations.

After meal hours, the shared dining table will sink into the floor to make room for a performance space, according to the hotel's website.

Yotel also features a lounge and bar that will bring in DJs at night. Partygoers can also rent out private club cabins in the entertainment area, according to Yotel.

The hotel's 669 pint-sized rooms are intended to provide guests with space only to sleep, elevating the importance of communal social areas. Standard rooms start at just 167 square feet.

Rooms available in late June run between $200 and $250 per night.

Yotel also operates hotels in airports in Amsterdam and London.