NYC's iconic Times Square is experiencing a renaissance in new hotels. First, in early 2018, The Pod Hotels will open its flagship property, Pod Times Square, right in the center of New York City’s hustle and bustle. A BD Hotels property (The Mercer, The Marlton, The Bowery, The Maritime, The Greenwich) Pod Times Square will become the fifth asset in the Pod Hotel collection, offering 665 rooms across 28 floors - each about 115 square feet.
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. Pod Times Square will be a hop, skip, and a jump away from lively Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, which offers some of New York City’s best cuisine, as well as trendy bars and nightlife.
Another new hotel in Times Square is the impeccable Moxy Times Square. In a debut that’s as provocative and confident as its name suggests, Moxy Times Square opened in late September of this year and represented a disruptive shift in scale. Transforming a historic building into a dynamic, design-driven hotel, the property is welcoming, surprising, instantly comfortable and - with 612 bedrooms and over 22,000 square feet of flexible event space - remarkably intimate.
To bring Moxy to life in New York City, a star team of collaborators was formed: Yabu Pushelberg for the design of the bedrooms, lobby and second floor public spaces, TAO Group to cultivate the food and beverage program, Rockwell Group to design the restaurant and bar spaces, and New Stand to run retail operations.
A wide variety of cleverly designed bedrooms were conceived to be flexible and functional and adapt to modern traveler’s changing needs. From king suites to quad rooms with twin bunks, all rooms include Yabu Pushelberg-designed versatile foldaway furniture, large walk-in rain showers, wood-frame beds with storage, and open pegboard closets. Saying goodbye to old-school hotel technology, bedrooms feature furiously fast and free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth soundbars, and large flat-screen HDTVs with personal screencasting technology allowing guests to stream Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more.