Pod DC arrives in Washington with guestroom design by Stonehill & Taylor

The project is the first venture outside of New York City for the Pod Hotel hospitality brand.

Developed by Richard Born, The Pod Hotels has opened the Pod DC, a 245-guestroom micro-hotel in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood. Owned and operated by Modus Hotels, a Washington, D.C. Lifestyle Hotel Group, the project is the first venture outside of New York City for the Pod Hotel hospitality brand.

The guestroom design was created by NYC-based firm Stonehill & Taylor.

Rooms have double, queen or bunk bed arrangements. At 150 square feet, the rooms are finished in blue with yellow accents. A dominant aesthetic feature of the room is the graphic design made of blue lines that decorates the wall behind the bed. Headboards, upholstered with a graphic stitched pattern, have pop out reading lights. Guestrooms also have wooden shelving echoing the wooden platform bed. Other elements in the rooms include built-in ambient lighting, a desk that doubles as a nightstand, and storage options like such as hooks, under-bed luggage storage, and open shelving.

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A sliding bathroom door extends to separate the entry vestibule, creating a dressing room space. The bathroom has rain showerheads and terrazzo floors. A mix of yellow penny tiles and white subway tiles compose the bathroom’s walls.

Each room has solid blue blackout shades; when viewed from the hotel’s exterior, the varied positions of the shades create a graphic effect.

For Pod DC, Stonehill & Taylor worked with Studio Saint, the firm behind the design of the public spaces.

 

 

 

 

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