Pod 39 hotel bedroom view
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In the reinvigorated Murray Hill neighbourhood, the Pod Hotel's second venture, Pod 39, not only follows the popular formula of nurturing a vibrant resident community, but does one better on its predecessor with a destination lobby. Conceived as a dynamic communal space for guests, who can already interact with fellow travellers via an innovative online chat system, the lobby boasts a bar, oversized fireplace and two ping-pong tables. Throw in chef April Bloomfield's rated taqueria, Salvation Taco, which has been packing in patrons since it opened prior to Pod 39, and you get one stylish lobby.

Beautiful Interior works and lighting works

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single bedroom and room interiors

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145 East 39th Street
New York


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