WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 11, 2019) – YOTEL has appointed Shawn Jervis as General Manager of the brand’s recently acquired Washington D.C. property on Capitol Hill. Jervis is a seasoned hospitality leader, bringing over two decades of expertise in marketing, brand development and hospitality management. In his new role, Jervis will oversee the upcoming YOTEL brand transition of the Liaison Capitol Hill, a landmark property just steps from the U.S. Capitol Building and Union Station.
“YOTEL is at the helm of innovation within the hospitality industry, and I look forward to bringing new energy to the Liaison Capitol Hill as we transition the property using adaptable design tailored to the modern traveler,” said Jervis. “As the first-ever YOTEL property acquisition and transition, the new YOTEL Washington D.C. will set a new standard for micro-hotels here in our nation’s capital. The opportunity to embark on this new adventure as a leader combines my passion for hospitality and my own home here on Capitol Hill.”
Mr. Jervis currently oversees the operations of the Liaison, and has previously managed the Barnsley Resort in Atlanta, GA, the Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA, and The Embassy Row Hotel also in Washington, D.C. Jervis is charged with not only overseeing the full operational transition to YOTEL Washington D.C., but will introduce a modern style of travel and lodging to its guests.
“YOTEL is undergoing a very exciting moment of global expansion in the U.S. and with the transition of YOTEL Washington D.C., our clever design and technology-driven concept will offer guests extraordinary value and convenience to local residents and travelers alike,” said Hubert Viriot, CEO of YOTEL. “The city brings together many different crossroads of industries and YOTEL is proud to offer the opportunity to experience an entirely fresh ‘way to stay’ with technology-enhancements that set us apart from traditional hospitality offerings.”
The hotel currently boasts a location closer than any other hotel to Capitol Hill, putting guests steps away from Washington D.C.’s most important attractions including: The National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, The Supreme Court, Library of Congress, prominent businesses and 100+ embassies; and only three blocks away from the busiest transit hub in the region, Union Station. Over the next year, the Liaison Capitol Hill will benefit from a full transformation and rebranding incorporating all of YOTEL’s signature technology and adaptable design features, including smart cabins and stunning multifunctional public spaces.
Currently, the hotel is fully functional, accepting reservations for all room types, and its on-site restaurant Art and Soul is serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. In the coming year, the hotel will see renovations in guest cabins, the hotel’s farm to table restaurant concept, Art and Soul, and overall new designs throughout the social and meeting spaces. YOTEL will offer regular updates in the coming months, as the transition of the property progresses.
YOTEL Washington D.C. marks the group’s tenth hotel under development or open in the U.S. with city hotels in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta and Long Island City and four YOTELPAD properties in Miami, Atlanta, Park City and Mammoth.