Articles tagged “generator”

Hotels

Generator Hostels Backer Is Spending $400 Million to Buy Micro-Hotel Operator Freehand

Hostels and micro-hotels have been sexy again for the last few years. Sydell Group and Ron Burkle are cashing in as Generator works to move away from its hostel roots and into the wider world of boutique hospitality.

Generator Hostels Backer Is Spending $400 Million to Buy Micro-Hotel Operator Freehand

Business Travel

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

The 1 percent finally discovers what the 99 percent generally does when they travel.

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Hotels

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

Hotels and dating apps: a match made for the digital age that shows how far hospitality is going to market experiences.

Hotels Play a Bigger Role as Matchmakers With the Help of Technology

Hotels

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

Money is flowing into the hostels market and established hotel companies want a piece. Will this new corporatization cost hostels the soul of their original mission?

The Big-Money Reinvention of the Humble Hostel: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels

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

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

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

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

5 Ways Hostels Are Trying to Move Beyond the Backpacker

Hotels

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

There's a certain convergence under way between hostels and hotels as both often seek to attract Millennials as well as business travelers. Business travelers often see hostels as an optimum choice when hotels are booked up but many road warriors express satisfaction with the experience.

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Hotels

New Generation of Backpackers Realizes This Is Not Their Father’s Youth Hostel

We are consistently impressed by Generator Hostels even while we despise the silly term "flashpacker."

New Generation of Backpackers Realizes This Is Not Their Father’s Youth Hostel

Hotels

Interview: Generator Hostels on Creating the New Hostel Experience

Knowing exactly who a hotel brand's customer is gives it the freedom to build events and an an ambiance just for them, without fear of turning off smaller demographic groups.

Interview: Generator Hostels on Creating the New Hostel Experience