Hot Openings: The Pod 39, New York City

The Pod 39, New York City
The Pod 39, New York City

The Pod 39 hotel will open later this spring in New York City. The property is the brand’s second.

The former Allerton House on 39th Street is being transformed into the Pod 39. When construction is complete, the building will have 367 guestrooms with a “small is beautiful” aesthetic and rates that start at $119.

The guestrooms take inspiration from planes, trains and ships outfitted with custom modular furniture. The rooms, designed by Vanessa Guilford, all have bedside media hubs and are available in bunk, double and queen configurations. No two rooms are alike, though all have minimal fabric and shutters in place of drapes.

All guestrooms have en-suite bathrooms that feature a mirrored wall and nautical ceramic boat cleats as towel holders.

The Pod 39 inherited a large lobby from the Allerton House, which will become distinct public spaces. The lobby will include a red-tiled vestibule, a coffee bar and a screening wall that projects guest photos and videos as well as a wall of oversized iPads guests can use to plan their excursions. The Pod 39 Great Room will keep the terra cotta floors and large fireplace of the former “Gentlemen’s Sitting Room;” the room will function as restaurant-lounge, library, workspace and communal center.

A casual restaurant will be just off the lobby; the menu will feature international tacos from an elevated taco-making stand. The team is also transforming the rooftop into a two-story cloistered gathering place.

The Pod 39 is owned and operated by BD Hotels.