Cha$anooga,	  TN• Popula0on:	  17O,OOO• 3M	  tourists	  annually• Major	  Industries   – Former	  manufacturing	  hub   – ...
Cha$anooga,	  TN
Cha$anooga,	  TN
Cha$anooga	  and	  hostelling•   Previously	  no	  hostels•   One	  other	  hostel	  in	  process	  of	  opening•   Excell...
The	  Crash	  Pad•   New	  construc0on•   Opened	  June,	  2O11•   Super	  Bunks	  -­‐	  $27•   Private	  rooms	  -­‐	  $7...
The	  Crash	  Pad• Brief	  interlude	  -­‐	  Audience	  par0cipa0on!
Accommoda0ons24	  Super	  Bunk	  beds	   	        	     	     	  	   	   	   	   	   	   	   	     	     	     	  6	  priv...
Living	  Room           Outdoor	  Pavilion  Kitchen        Computer	  Center	  and	  Info	  Desk
Cha$anooga	  hostelling	  challenges• No	  previous	  hostel	  in	  Cha$anooga• Overshadowed	  by	  chain	  hotels• Hostel...
Regula0on	  &	  Local	  Support• No	  hostel-­‐specific	  regula0on.	  Classified/taxed	    as	  hotel.• Local	  government	...
Ques0ons?The	  Crash	  Pad29	  Johnson	  StreetCha$anooga,	  TN	  374O8423-­‐648-­‐8393max@crashpadcha$anooga.comdan@crash...
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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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