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TRAVEL FEATURE Pod 39 presents posh pod-size digs for you to rest your head Wynken, Blynken & Pod Words by Vanessa Pascale guacamole. I am told that more will be added to the menu very soon. Patrons are a combination of local professionals from the area and guests of the hotel—all of which are attended to by an affable bar staff. And the view is simply stunning with the Chrysler and Empire State Building an arm's length away —maybe a bit more— piercing the unparalleled skyline. Later this year, expect for their onsite restaurant and bar, on the ground level, to make its debut. For more on Pod 39 and to book your reservation, visit their website: hotel-locations/pod-39 145 E. 39th Street. New York, NY, 10016 ML A couple of blocks from Grand Central Station, in Murray Hill, is where you'll find the second version of BD Hotels' microhotel concept, Pod 39. Created for the "young-minded" traveler, these reasonably priced pod-size rooms are the smart way to go when you're trying to stretch your buck. And you don't have to settle! Pod 39 is chic, fresh and cozy. Splashed in a palette of bright red and gray, the hotel is a streamlined, airy space that encourages visitors to socialize in their hip, common areas at the front of the hotel. Driven by technology, its lobby boasts a wall of iPads for convenient internet access, as well as offers an online concierge, The Pod Community Blog, which acts as a guide for guests. Within the lobby is where you'll meet their friendly concierge, equipped to assist you with unique Pod-only tours, directions, dining needs and more during your stay at Pod 39. Its urban vibe is highlighted as you ascend to your room in the glass- encased elevators that whiz past exposed steel and concrete. Pod 39 has masterminded making the most use out of a small space. Boasting 366 rooms, each "pod" is outfitted with a desk, safe, beneath-the-bed storage space, an open closet, an LCD flat screen TV, light dimmers, cool black shutters, free Wi-Fi, and a frosted- glass-enclosed bathroom equipped with a luxurious rain-head shower and environmentally-conscious Red Flower bath products. Choose from a variety of rooms– the "single pod" has a twin bed for the traveler on his or her own, "bunk pods" boast contemporary silver twin bunk beds as well as dual bunk beds (great for four)—and there's also the "adjoining pods," a perfect solution for family getaways –with a queen pod connected (adjoining door) to a bunk pod. On the 17th floor is their sprawling rooftop space, which boasts a fantastic bar that serves up solid libations, and, presently, chips and 84 MIAMI LIVING

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