TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Natalie HUET, US

A claustrophobic's nightmare.

TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Natalie HUET, USA-tourisme-h̫tellerie-insolite The Pod Hotel in Midtown Manhattan features 345 minimalistic rooms Рsingle and double from 89 to 169 USD a night. Managers claim the hotel has been such a success Рwith an average 93 percent occupancy rate in 2010 Рthat a second Pod is set to open up near Grand Central Station in 2012. AFP PHOTO / NATALIE HUET (Photo credit should read Natalie Huet/AFP/Getty Images)

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