Hotels of the Future: The Yotel New York

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Yotel New York located on 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue, where visitors check in at computerised kiosks while their luggage is stored or retrieved by a giant robotic arm – Yobot , a 15 foot automated luggage handler. Opened in June 2011,the hotel is based on the concept of Japanese ‘capsule’ hotels with 669 rooms bills itself as offering affordable luxury, uses a robot to manage luggage storage.