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Report on the hostel scene from Chattanooga

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