YOTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, broke ground last week on their first property in the Middle East, expected to open in 2018. The hotel will be YOTEL’s Middle Eastern flagship, boasting 582 cabins and serviced apartments. It marks the brand’s debut in the serviced residence space. In addition to its signature compact but luxurious cabins, the hotel will offer dedicated co-working and meeting spaces, a gym and a luxurious pool deck. Conveniently located on Sheik Zayed Road, it will be a short walk to the Business Bay monorail station and only a few minutes from Downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.