Articles tagged “generator hostels”

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Generator Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Hostel Brand Anymore

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does it really matter whether you call a place to stay a hostel or a hotel anymore?

6 months ago

Generator Hostels CEO Departs and Officials are Mum on a New One

Generator Hostels CEO Departs and Officials are Mum on a New One

Deanna Ting, Skift

Yes, top leadership changes often take place after an acquisition. But the number of "no comments" we've received, and the quickness of it all, makes us think there's something much more complicated happening here.

2 years ago

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Generator Hostels Sold to Another Private Equity Firm for $480 Million

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While the sale from one private equity firm to another isn’t necessarily the most exciting news, the promise of further funds for expansion by the new owner shows a commitment to the budget model. The hostel landscape is very different than it was 10 years ago and by focusing on design, Generator managed to evolve the product.

2 years ago

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Video: Generator Hostels CEO on Reinventing the Budget Guest Experience

Deanna Ting, Skift

Forget what you think you thought you knew about hostels. Today's hostels are still budget-friendly, but also incredibly design-forward and sophisticated.

2 years ago

Why the Hotel Industry Should Be Paying More Attention to Hostels

Why the Hotel Industry Should Be Paying More Attention to Hostels

Deanna Ting, Skift

If Generator Hostels' success — and yesterday's AccorHotels' announcement of the new Jo&Joe brand are any indication — hostels are a definite sector of hospitality that the bigger brands should be paying more attention to.

2 years ago

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Hostels are no longer the dirty, questionable haunt of teenage backpackers. They've grown up quite a bit, along with their demographic.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Skift Podcast: How Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As hostels become more focused on design, events, and dining, we're not surprised that a new crowd of travelers are discovering the option.

2 years ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Reinventing Hostels as a Lifestyle Experience

Skift Global Forum Preview: Reinventing Hostels as a Lifestyle Experience

Greg Oates, Skift

Generator Hostels is cleaving out an entirely new sub-segment in hospitality. The brand is geared toward young-minded people who want an affordable price point in major gateway cities like most hostels offer, but they also want a certain level of modern design and programming more typical of lifestyle hotel chains.

2 years ago

Hilton CEO Is Thinking About Cheap Urban Hotels for the Airbnb Generation

Hilton CEO Is Thinking About Cheap Urban Hotels for the Airbnb Generation

Dalia Fahmy, Bloomberg

Translation: "I'm pretty sure we should try to acquire Generator Hostels."

3 years ago