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Inside one of Singapore’s smallest hotel rooms, Yotelair Changi Airport

Tucked away in one of Jewel’s most remote corners is Yotelair, a chain known for its transit-style hotels.

Yotelair Singapore Changi Airport.

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Yotelair is one of three brands owned by Yotel, a UK-based hotel group. Yotelair hotels are located specifically at airports and are inspired by air travel, a Singapore-based representative told me. The chain launched its location at Changi Airport in 2019.

“The Yotel concept was born when the founder was on a first class flight and saw how it was possible to achieve a feeling of comfort in a compact space through the use of smart design and technology” , said the representative.

The hotel has two types of rooms: Premium Queen Cabin and Premium Family Cabin. The design of the rooms is inspired by an airplane cabin, as their name suggests.

But the entry-level Premium Queen Cabin is just 10 square meters (107 square feet), making it one of Singapore’s smallest hotel rooms with an en-suite bathroom.

I’ve stayed in tiny places before, including a capsule hotel and a bunk pod. Even so, I was curious to explore the small space, especially since it’s furnished with all the basics, not just a bed.

On a recent weekend, I booked an entry-level room for 316 Singapore dollars, or $225, for a one-night stay. The insider paid for my stay in full.