A 249-room Pod Hotel will open in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood this coming spring; the BD Hotels property will be the third Pod hotel in New York City.
One of the low-cost hotel's key features is its tiny modular guest rooms, which average 100 square feet; they are being built in Poland and will be shipped over intact. The design by Garrison Architects in collaboration with Pod Hotel design director Vanessa Guilford includes several courtyards and rooftops. The property will have 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Other offerings include chefs April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman's first venture outside of Manhattan, Salvation Taco, and 16,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Hoteliers Richard Born and Ira Drukier developed BD Hotels' microhotel concept to accommodate the needs of today's savvy "young-minded" traveler. BD was the first to introduce the microhotel model to New York City in 2007 with the launch of the original Pod Hotel, Pod 51, in Midtown Manhattan.