Articles tagged “generator”

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

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

Patrick Whyte, Skift

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?

1 week ago

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?

3 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

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

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Upscale Hostels Look Beyond Millennials to Business Travelers

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Neil Callanan, Bloomberg

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

4 years ago

Interview: Generator Hostels on Creating the New Hostel Experience

Interview: Generator Hostels on Creating the New Hostel Experience

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Generator Hostels Secures $75 Million to Fuel Global Growth

Generator Hostels Secures $75 Million to Fuel Global Growth

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Generator is the leader of the design-savvy hostel market, an asset class that's become increasingly popular with sophisticated young travelers and money-conscious adults.

4 years ago

Interview: The Creative Designer Behind the Brand Re-Inventing Hostels

Interview: The Creative Designer Behind the Brand Re-Inventing Hostels

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Beautiful purposeful design is becoming a necessary checkpoint for travelers of all budgets and Generator is showing how to make it possible for smaller brands looking to differentiate themselves.

5 years ago