The CitizenM is approximately 73 metres tall, rising 20 storeys with 210 pods. By stacking together factory-made, sealed units containing completely finished hotel rooms, CitizenM’s vision was to save time, improve quality control and reduce traffic congestion.
Polish company Polcom Modular was selected to manufacture the units to manufacture the units for the Bowery hotel.
“The modular building process can significantly reduce the cost of labour, materials and transportation plus, by its uniformity of design, it minimises waste,” Anthony Rinaldi, founder and CEO of Rinaldi Group reportedly said, adding that the methodology was key to reducing traffic congestion; vital in a built up area such as Manhattan.
The hotel features an exterior and interior rooftop bar and lounge called CloudM with 360-degree views of the city skyline. There also will be a fitness centre, a double-height lobby, lounge and cafe at the property. ■
Tower of strength: Big Apple’s new modular hotel.