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