The Pod Hotel to Open Their Second NYC Location on June 10 at $119 a Night
We told you way back in August that The Pod Hotel would be opening their second NYC location in the Summer of 2012 and amazingly, the Pod is staying true to their word, having just announced a June opening date for Pod No. 2.
Fortunately, this Pod won't be called Pod No. 2 but rather Pod 39 after the hotel's location on 39th Street in the Murray Hill nabe. And unlike the original pod, Pod 39 will have private bathrooms in all the guestrooms. Room categories range from double, queen and bunk beds starting at 60-sq.ft. and keeping in line with the Pod concept, the biggest rooms are only 120-sq.ft.
Downstairs will be an open lobby space with a “window box” reception desk, a coffee bar, and a unique Pod feature: a “screening wall” where guest photos and videos are projected around the clock. But best of all, the hotel plans to open an international taco bar as part of their lobby restaurant concept.
Ok, wait, actually we saved the best for last. Pod 39 will also feature a rooftop area with cocktails and small bites. And the views promise to be killer--east to the river, south to the lower-Manhattan skyline, southwest to the Empire State building and north to the Chrysler building.
It gets better still. Room rates start at $119 a night on June 10. Yes, when rates across Manhattan start to skyrocket, you can still stay within your budget at Pod 39. Meet you on the rooftop for drinks?