Pod Brooklyn has opened its doors in the heart of the lively Williamsburg neighborhood, introducing the next generation of innovative properties from BD Hotels in partnership with CB Developers. Following the successful models in Manhattan and Washington D.C. (Pod 51, Pod 39 & Pod DC), Pod Brooklyn takes the micro-hotel concept to the next level with modular guestrooms, built entirely in Poland and shipped here, making it the premier modular hotel in New York City. The property stands on the busy corner of Metropolitan and Driggs Avenue.
249 modular rooms, each about 100 square feet, include queen and bunk bed configurations with features like built-in storage and high-tech amenities, which allow guests to stream their own media content from iPhones or other devices. Guestrooms boast oversized windows looking onto an abundance of green gardens and public spaces creating a social campus feel, but also include blackout and noise blocking shades for when travelers wish to unplug.
The clever design by Garrison Architects in collaboration with Pod Hotel design director, Vanessa Guilford, weaves Pod rooms with numerous courtyards, rooftops, and private event spaces with connecting glass hallways, for guests seeking a wallet-friendly, interactive experience that encourages discovery. The communal vibe starts at check-in with a sky-lit, glass ceilinged lobby. A staircase will lead to a second-floor mezzanine, which provides a flexible work and lounge space offering small bites and coffee during the day.
Additionally, the property will provide private meeting and event spaces available for corporate events, private dinners and more. Connecting rooftops and courtyards will offer striking new venues unavailable at present in the neighborhood. 16,000 square feet of retail space will line the ground floor of the property.
"We are excited to introduce this new category of hotels to the Williamsburg neighborhood," says Richard Born of BD hotels. "We expect Pod Brooklyn to attract both locals and visitors alike who are seeking affordable accommodations and an interactive experience. We look forward to the continued brand expansion and introducing the modular concept into other emerging markets."
Guestrooms are now available to book, with rates starting at $99 per night. Later this year and into spring 2018, Pod Brooklyn will roll out a dynamic food and beverage program throughout the hotel's more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor public space.
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