In particular, the opening up of public spaces as welcoming neighbourhood hangouts – destinations to meet, eat and increasingly work – has reverberated globally. The lobby reigns across The Hoxton’s seven locations, while at Amsterdam’s Zoku, the lounge spills into rooftop terraces and conference rooms.

Then there’s the democratisation of design and a sense of place. At Generator’s 14 ‘hostels’, the offer is rooted in the culture and attitude of each location. New York’s Made and Arlo hotels both feature intrinsically local events programmes.