Developers from London-based Quadrum Global have parted ways with Commune Hotels and Resorts, to form their own hospitality firm, Arlo.

Arlo Hudson SquareThe first two developments in Manhattan will focus on small sleeping areas but expansive communal relaxation and socialising space.

Each bedroom is smaller than 165 square feet (15 square meters), king-size beds touch the walls at both ends, mini fridges are tucked inside night stands and clothes hang on wall-mounted pegs. The rooms are not designed to for relaxation, but are design-led and minimalistic, while areas for socialising include a rooftop bar, lounges, games room and eventually a full-service restaurant.

The first Arlo in Hudson Square will open Sept. 6, in time for New York Fashion Week. The second will open a month later.

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