This is what will happen if you answer a new 'brightly coloured' phone box on Castle Street when it rings

A 'brightly coloured' phone box is heading to George Street in Edinburgh on Friday with great prizes being given away to lucky passers-by who answer it when it's ringing.

Thursday, 25th July 2019, 12:38 pm
This is what will happen if you answer a new 'brightly coloured' phone box on Castle Street when it rings

The smart telephone box, aptly named Y0131, will attract passers-by to enter the booth giving ten lucky people the opportunity to win the Ultimate YOTEL Sleepover. The telephone will ring throughout the day (between 7am – 5pm) awarding those who answer with the prize of a free night’s accommodation at the YOTEL in Edinburgh, the tech-inspired hotel group’s first city centre hotel in Europe

The new accommodation officially opens its doors next week (Monday 29 July) and to celebrate will introduce the city’s only smart telephone box to the streets of Edinburgh on Friday.

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This is what will happen if you answer a new 'brightly coloured' phone box on Castle Street when it rings

The 277-room property is set to open its doors on Queen Street on July 29, with seamlessly designed contemporary cabins.

YOTEL Edinburgh will also be home to Scotland’s first Imaginex, a 360-degree screening room at the heart of the hotel built from eight state-of-the-art projectors that will showcase content all year round – from film screenings and art installations to brand presentations.

“YO131 is an exciting way to meet the people of Edinburgh and we’re looking forward to welcoming the ten lucky people who successfully pick up the ringing phone.”

Following the success of YOTEL in New York, Boston, San Francisco and Singapore, Edinburgh’s smartest hotel is situated centrally on Queen Street. YOTEL Edinburgh is driven by contemporary design and technology and is the hotel of choice for people who like boutique hotels, but without the hefty price tag.

The hotel’s multifunctional public areas provide a sense of community with spaces for co-working and socialising, including a standalone café called KOHI as well KOMYUNITI, the beating heart of the hotel where guests can eat, drink and connect with likeminded people.

The Edinburgh Evening News' food and drink writer Caitlyn Dewar will be providing readers with an exclusive tour of the new YOTEL later on Thursday.

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