February is such a misfortunate month. Stuck somewhere between the holidays spirit and anticipation of spring, it’s not only the shortest month of the year, it also seems to be the least fun one. Admit it, there’s been at least one February in your life that you spent just waiting for it to pass. It’s the last official month of winter, often the coldest, and, apart from Valentine’s day (which, let’s face it, is not really anyone’s favorite holiday), it has little to bring to the table.
But not at The Circus!
This February, we are bringing sexy back, and not just because Justin did the Super Bowl.
This February marks the month of action at The Circus, and we are ready! Are you?
Let us start by taking a step back. Remember that huge project we started last year? Well, like we promised back then, it’s time to get back behind the wheel of improvement. We are revolutionizing the hostel experience, and in 2018, Rosenthaler Platz will witness the biggest transformation one of its Circus corners has seen so far (because at Rosenthaler Platz, The Circus really is all around you). If you’re familiar with what has been done, welcome to the sequel. If you’re new to the story, grab a chair and join the party. It’s storytelling time.
Hostel life is not just a hashtag on Instagram. It’s a lifestyle. When you are young and broke but the travel itch is getting strong, hostels make it possible for you to have your cake and eat it too. Or, in traveler’s terms, have your ticket and accommodation covered. With a smile on your face and your wallet, you’ll be able to open your heart and mind without having to save for years. But not every hostel is the same.
We’ve been here a while, we’ve seen it all. From the rising of the hipster culture of Mitte, to veganism taking over breakfasts and craft beer becoming the only beer you’d ever consider ordering. No matter who you are, we’ve welcomed you in one form or another. And after 20 years, we are proud to say that our excitement is just as high as it was on day one and our guests just as important. It’s your voice we listen to the most, and everything you are about to see is the result of your feedback.
For newcomers, here’s the nutshell. The Future Circus project is the biggest one we’ve developed so far. We had to make sure we’re rising to the challenge. What this meant is that the investment had to match our vision. It had to be big. We don’t believe in cutting corners (and neither should you), so we stepped in with an investment of 600.000€ to make sure the changes we deliver are the changes you’re excited to see!
Then we did the competition. And the one who stood out is the same one whose signature design will be brought to life in the upcoming weeks. Kostis Benning is his name and you should remember it because it’s gonna show up again. And again. Yes, we are back on the wave of transformation and yes, it will include the whole crew: from our Chief Designer Sandra, Llot Llov’s Chief Designer Jacob (who put all those rope walkers on our bathroom ceilings), to Kostis and his partners Yannis and Lara who will finally get their hands dirty (in the best possible way) with our concept room realization.
Oh the excitement! Basing the project on collaboration makes us as giddy as it makes us impatient, and we’ll be on the edge of our seats waiting to see the final result like it was Christmas morning! Stay tuned as we get deeper into the project and uncover each step as we go. February, you just got your groove back!