One such hotel is Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Iberville, which introduced six “media pods” in October 2012, and they have since become a real success. Instead of an open lobby, these spaces create a more relaxed atmosphere where families and business partners can have a semi-private space that’s more conducive to work and family time, said Frank Romano, the facility’s general manager.
The pods aren’t completely private, but there’s a clear separation that encourages a middle ground between leisure and productivity. Hotels across the country are touting these sorts of spaces as comfortable, alternative gathering places for workers to hold micro-meetings.
— Adapted from “Micro-Meetings Offer Big Benefits,” Ryan Rudnansky, Travel Pulse.