Imitating the idea of pod-hotel from Singapore, Mumbai now has India’s first low cost and chic Pod Hotel known as ‘UrbanPod.’
Introducing a brand new concept to the Indian Hospitality Space, this hotel costs one-third of what you’d pay in other hotels.
Not like ‘city of dreams’ needs another reminder of how congested it is, but here’s one anyway, and this new hotel comes in a pod.
UrbanPod has opened in Andheri East, Mumbai which comes with 140 pods.
This pod hotel has the basic services too……..!!
Each pod has the following facilities:
d) Dresser with wall mirror
e) Air purifier
f) Personal locker with secure key card access
g) Smoke detector and fire extinguisher
h) Complimentary Wi-Fi
i) Mood lighting
k) Sliding door with locking facility
l) Power socket with 2 USB ports
Pick from classic and private pods, the classic pods including ‘men-only pods’ and a complete set of pods just for women. For the couples traveling in Mumbai, there’s the ‘suite pod.’
However, the bathrooms are shared and are equipped with ‘standard toiletries.’
The UrbanPod hotel has a cafeteria, which doubles as a ‘lounge’. You can even order food in your room, all thanks to the 24*7 pod service, and make use of the hotel’s office and laundry services.
UrbanPod is the vision of Hiren Gandhi and Shalabh Mittal, the two young businessmen who wanted to imitate their pod-hotel experience from Singapore.
From there, they brought a partner in Berlin Lee with some experience running pod hotels, and architecture firm Formwerkz for the design.
And with tariffs approximately one-third of the standard business hotel, this one definitely means business.
How to get there??
The UrbanPod hotel is 4.3km from Mumbai airport’s Terminal 2 and about 6km from the domestic-only Terminal 1.