Pod hotels in a bid to take New York by storm
Size doesn't matter. At least that's what a handful of hotels in New York hope lodgers will think when they stay in their small, yet functional and affordable rooms. At The Jane, a tiny red-brick hotel overlooking the Hudson River in West Village, Manhattan's ultra-bohemian neighborhood, space is at a premium. "In my room, I can turn around, and that's about it," said Kai Neuhaus, 33, of Germany. With their wood paneling, velvet benches and Oriental carpets, most of the 150 rooms occupy just 50 square feet (4.6 square meters) and recalls boat cabins. A large mirror hangs on the wall to counter any claustrophobic feelings.