NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with tradition, YOTEL New York, together with Norwegian Air, Flight 001, LugLoc and RHA, are bringing back the successful '12 Days of Travel Surprises' initiative to celebrate the holiday season. Playing into the brand's true innovative spirit, starting today YOTEL guests will have the opportunity to win travel and tech-savvy gifts throughout the month of December.
The main attraction, YOBOT, the hotel's luggage storing robot will deliver each gift to 12 lucky guests this month (another 12 will be rewarded online). On a normal day, the enormous luggage-storing robot holds guests' luggage in any of the 150 bins situated behind a transparent glass wall at the hotel's ground entrance - a fun way for guests to store baggage. The interactive experience allows guests to use a touchscreen to transport their luggage to the storage bin via a giant robotic arm. Luggage can then be easily retrieved with the simple scan of a custom barcode. This holiday season, YOTEL will make this unusual experience even more enticing by stocking select bins with unique travel accessories and tech-focused gifts for those staying at the hotel. Each guest who uses the YOBOT during the month of December will have a chance to win one of the carefully curated prizes: round-trip flights with Norwegian Air, RHA premium stainless steel headphones, travel accessories from Flight 001, free stays at YOTEL and a Bluetooth smart luggage geo-locator from LugLoc. If one of the stocked vaults is selected at random, YOBOT will bring the gift to the guest before proceeding to store their baggage.