BROOKLYN, NY — A modular hotel made overseas will open in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood in spring 2017, it was announced Dec. 6.
Following the launch of Pod 51 and Pod 39 in Manhattan, Pod Brooklyn will feature modular guestrooms built entirely in Poland and shipped to the U.S. The design incorporates 249 modular rooms with courtyards, rooftops and private event space.
A glass ceilinged, open-air lobby allows guests to opt for a traditional front desk experience or self-check-in through iPads. A wraparound staircase will lead to a second-floor mezzanine, which provides a work and lounge space offering small bites and coffee during the day.
The 249 modular rooms, each about 100 square feet, will include queen and bunk bed configurations, with features like built-in storage and capabilities allowing guests to stream their own media content from iPhones or other devices. Oversized windows will overlook green space and public spaces, but also include blackout and noise blocking shades.
The hotel’s more than 10,000 square feet of public space will include April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s first venture outside of Manhattan, Salvation Taco; private and public rooftops; and three courtyards connected by glass walkways with living walls spanning the length of the property. The sidewalk café on Metropolitan Avenue and the hotel’s main rooftop will also serve Bloomfield and Friedman’s food and drink.
Additionally, the property provides private meeting and event space and the ground floor of the property will offer 16,000 square feet of retail space.
Located off the corner of Driggs and Metropolitan, Pod Brooklyn will be close to Bedford Avenue and the Bedford L subway and East River ferry.
BD Hotels introduced the micro-hotel model to New York City in 2007 with the launch of Pod 51, in Midtown East, offering accommodations ranging from 60 square feet to 120 square feet, and communal spaces and high-tech amenities. In June 2012, BD launched a second outpost, Pod 39, offering a rooftop lounge, communal Play Room, Salvation Taco restaurant and wall-mounted iPads and projection screens.