Pod DC Opens With Southern-Inspired F&B Theme
The Pod Hotels today announced the opening of Pod DC, a 245-room micro-hotel located in the lively Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Following the model of BD Hotels’ successful Pod Hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Pod DC features well-appointed guest rooms and vibrant communal spaces, where travelers are encouraged to socialize and connect. Across the street from the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station and the Smithsonian museums, as well as a short walk to the Verizon Center, top-rated theaters, restaurants, and public transportation, the hotel offers easy access to all of the city’s top attractions.
Owned and operated by Modus Hotels, a Washington D.C. Lifestyle Hotel Group, Pod DC was developed to enhance guests’ local experience upon arrival through curated art and photography that speaks to the city as a whole. The lobby’s “open walls” serve as canvases, highlighting local art and feature artists sourced by CulturalDC, a nonprofit group that fuels the arts and builds community in the neighborhood.
Similar to Pod’s New York properties, the F&B venues at Pod DC aim to draw visitors and locals alike. Crimson Diner on the hotel’s ground level is a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy creative southern fare from morning until late night. One level below lies the Crimson Whiskey Bar—a public house that celebrates whiskey’s rich history in the American South. Guests can perch on one of the leather couches while enjoying authentic moonshine or the vast selection of whiskies in addition to other spirits. To round out Pod DC’s trio of venues is Crimson View, the hotel’s rooftop featuring indoor and outdoor spaces that boast stunning views of the D.C. skyline. Pod DC’s F&B partner is Washington’s restaurant and bar team of Ian and Eric Hilton, the duo behind some of D.C.’s most popular bars and restaurants such as American Ice Company, Chez Billy Sud, and Marvin. Crimson was designed by architect/designer Michael Francis of SAINT, Studio for Architecture and Interiors.