New York's Public Hotel Boasts Simple Rooms "Like Cabins on a Yacht"

 - Jun 16, 2017
References: publichotels & dezeen
The Public hotel in New York City's Bowery neighborhood designed by Herzog & de Meuron is noteworthy for many reasons, including that it was developed as a 367-room space to better compete with a growing number of Airbnb listings in the area.

Knowing that many people who choose spend time visiting NYC want to take in as much of the energy of the city as possible, Public developed pared-down suites that are described as being "like cabins on a yacht." The economical spaces appeal to tech-savvy travelers with Apple TVs, device-charging outlets and food service that can be effortlessly ordered online. Additionally, those who stay at the Public are able to opt for a self check-in and use a smartphone in place of a room key.