Industry Update
External Article29 September 2010

Why pod hotels are so hot right now

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Tiny hotel rooms are popping up all over the world, with many reporting great success. At The Jane, a tiny red-brick hotel overlooking America's Hudson River in West Village, Manhattan's ultra-bohemian neighbourhood, 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 panelling, velvet benches and Oriental carpets, most of the 150 rooms occupy just 50 square feet (4.6 square metres) and recalls boat cabins. A large mirror hangs on the wall to counter any claustrophobic feelings.

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