“We took out the excessive and unnecessary. We’re all about surprising details, smart design and being connected on a budget,” says BD Hotels Principal Dr. Richard Born, owners of The Pod Hotels brand. “The Vertical Booking CRS not only provides a great booking experience for savvy travelers; its competitive pricing enables us to provide innovative tech on a budget.” The Pod Hotels have two locations in Midtown Manhattan, including Pod 51 located in the heart of Midtown, and Pod 39, located in the Murray Hill neighborhood. In 2017, The Pod Hotels will open doors on their first pod-branded property in the heart of D.C.'s Chinatown. Their fourth property is currently under development, Pod Brooklyn, taking the micro-hotel concept to the next level by constructing the property with modular guestrooms, making it the premier modular hotel in New York City. "Vertical Booking is excited to partner with the innovative Pod Hotels brand," said Mark Lewis-Brown, CEO/President of Vertical Booking USA. "Pod Hotels is redefining budget hotels, and our customizable reservation technology solutions are the perfect complement, enabling them to deliver a dependable user booking experience without breaking the bank.” The Vertical Booking CRS offers a built-in channel manager for distribution of rates and inventory across all channels, including a direct web booking engine, IDS (OTAs, Wholesalers, Tour Operators), Central Reservation Offices (CRO), hotel Meta-Search and GDS. In addition to core distribution, the Vertical Booking CRS also provides optional business intelligence and marketing solutions such as an OTA Price Comparison widget, a competitive rate checking tool, and more. Related Link: Vertical Booking