Report on the hostel scene from Chattanooga

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Report on the hostel scene from Chattanooga

  1. 1. Cha$anooga,  TN• Popula0on:  17O,OOO• 3M  tourists  annually• Major  Industries – Former  manufacturing  hub – Tourism – Adventure  tourism – Insurance
  2. 2. Cha$anooga,  TN
  3. 3. Cha$anooga,  TN
  4. 4. Cha$anooga  and  hostelling• Previously  no  hostels• One  other  hostel  in  process  of  opening• Excellent  walkability  and  public  transit• Welcome  addi0on  in  tourism  heavy  city
  5. 5. The  Crash  Pad• New  construc0on• Opened  June,  2O11• Super  Bunks  -­‐  $27• Private  rooms  -­‐  $7O  • Emphasis  on  local  craRsmanship• Seasonality – Peak  tourism  in  the  summer – Adventure  tourism  all  year  round
  6. 6. The  Crash  Pad• Brief  interlude  -­‐  Audience  par0cipa0on!
  7. 7. Accommoda0ons24  Super  Bunk  beds                                6  private  rooms
  8. 8. Living  Room Outdoor  Pavilion Kitchen Computer  Center  and  Info  Desk
  9. 9. Cha$anooga  hostelling  challenges• No  previous  hostel  in  Cha$anooga• Overshadowed  by  chain  hotels• Hostelling  isn’t  on  most  Americans’  minds
  10. 10. Regula0on  &  Local  Support• No  hostel-­‐specific  regula0on.  Classified/taxed   as  hotel.• Local  government  support – CVB – Chamber
  11. 11. Ques0ons?The  Crash  Pad29  Johnson  StreetCha$anooga,  TN  374O8423-­‐648-­‐8393max@crashpadcha$anooga.comdan@crashpadcha$anooga.comwww.crashpadcha$anooga.comfacebook.com/TheCrashPad

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