Urban cities such as New York have seen a growing trend in ‘micro-hotels’. Arlo Hotels in Lower Manhattan has recently launched its new hotel brand that specialises in micro-sized hotel rooms. The hotel has 325 guest rooms and is said to maximise the tight 160 sq-ft spaces with efficient storage spaces and modern multi-functional furniture.

“Our hotels are designed so that everything is in its place and nothing is in excess, leaving you free to focus, think, feel, plan, create and experience what you want to the way you want to,” said Oleg Pavlov, founder and CEO of Quadrum Global, the parent brand of Arlo Hotels in a company statement.

A second hotel of its kind is due to open in November in Midtown Manhattan near the Empire State Building.