A BD Hotels property, Pod Times Square becomes the fifth asset in the Pod Hotel collection following the great success of Pod 51 and Pod 39; Pod BK, the first property in an outer-borough; and Pod DC, the first property outside of New York City.
The innovative hotels’ proven micro-model boasts the highest percentage of occupancy across the entire BD Hotels portfolio and will take things a set further this fall with the introduction of its new real estate concept.
Located in the heart of Times Square, on the corner of 42nd street and 9th Avenue, Pod Times Square will expand on the micro-hotel concept, offering 45 Pod Pads – living suites varying from 600 – 800 square feet, available for those interested in extended-stay options or even long-term leases, accommodations that are a first for the Pod Hotels brand.
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 60 foot tall vestibule made entirely of glass, they are then whisked up to the third floor lobby in a glass enclosed elevator. Guests can take in the uniquely designed elevator shaft featuring witty murals by Brooklyn native artist James Rizzi, the American pop artist whom is responsible for the idea of 3D multiples.
Guests, tenants, and locals alike can enjoy cocktails and cuisine in either of the hotel’s two Major Food Group concepts: a brand new Tiki Bar that will be located in the third floor lobby, with generous outdoor space overlooking New York City’s pulse of Times Square, as well as Parm, the group’s famous casual Italian-American restaurant (this will be the sixth location), located in the hotel’s ground floor space.
Across 28 floors, 665 rooms – in addition to the 45 Pod Pads – each about 115 square feet, will include queen and bunk bed configurations, with features like built-in storage and high-tech amenities allowing guests to stream media content from smartphones or other devices.
“After 10 years of overwhelming success, we are excited to finally create the biggest pod ever,’ says Richard Born of BD Hotels. “It’s an honor to continue as a leader in the micro-hotel industry by implementing our newest concept – Pod Pads. The goal of these pads is to offer ‘plug-and-play’ living spaces for those looking for a more convenient way to live and travel.”