BD Hotels and CB Developers recently announced their plans to open Pod Brooklyn, NYC’s first-ever entirely modular micro hotel in New York City. Located at 626 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, the compact but comfy hotel will have 249 rooms, each around 100-square-feet in size.
Designed by Garrison Architects, the hotel is considered entirely modular, as all of the components are prefabricated and built in Poland. While the rooms are economical in size and price (running around$125 a night), the hotel at large inspires a communal feel and focuses on a social, interactive experience. Guests are encouraged to engage with the ample public space available and with each other.
Other amenities include an open-air lobby, private and public rooftops, and three courtyards, all connected by glass walkways lined with ‘living’ green walls. Guests may stream their own media content from iPhones or other devices, and visitors can choose to either self-check-in or head to the front desk reception staff. The on-site eatery, Salvation Taco, will be overseen by award-winning chefs April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman.
Hoteliers Richard Born and Ira Drukier have already launched two Pod Hotel locations in midtown Manhattan, but the Brooklyn branch is responsive to a gap in affordable lodging in the area. With a mission that prizes affordability, community, and innovation, Pod Brooklyn exhibits an eagerness to meet the needs of today’s global travelers. It will be interesting to see how Pod Brooklyn is received in Williamsburg, a Brooklyn neighborhood in transition that has increasingly been a top tourist destination.
Images courtesy of The Pod Hotel