12 FEBRUARY 2018
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US micro-hotel pioneer, The Pod Hotels, has opened a flagship property in the heart of Manhattan.
Located two blocks from Times Square, on the corner of 42nd Street and 9th Avenue, Pod Times Square expands on the micro-hotel concept, offering 45 Pod Pads – living suites varying from 600-800sq ft, available for those interested in extended-stay options or even long-term leases. Exclusively available for Pod Pad tenants, the property provides a fitness centre and guest lounge on the top floor boasting views of the city’s west side and Hudson River.
As guests enter the hotel through the 60ft-tall vestibule made entirely of glass, they are then whisked up to the third-floor lobby in a glass enclosed elevator.
The property incorporates food outlets and the gym.
Across 28 floors, the 665 rooms include queen and bunk bed configurations, with features including built-in storage and high-tech amenities allowing guests to stream media content from smartphones or other devices.
Hoteliers Richard Born and Ira Drukier have developed BD Hotels’ successful micro-hotel concept to accommodate the needs of what they term today’s savvy, “young-minded” travellers. This property is the fifth – three in New York and one in Washington. Pod Times Square rates start at $75/night.
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