Kafnu – A New HK Co-Working Space Launching in Q4
Launching Kafnu HK Co-working Space: combining a trendy office environment, hidden bar, rock star gym, and an Ivy League learning environment – all in one place.
Next Story Group, a company reimagining urban spaces, today announces Kafnu. Kafnu is the future of shared spaces: blending elements of co-working, hotel, restaurant, bar, gym, and private club. The modern technology giants provide everything their employees need in the office so they never need to leave, but these facilities have previously been inaccessible to entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and creators. Kafnu now brings these luxuries to everyone.
While Kafnu is a shared space with co-working facilities, it goes beyond that. Inside Kafnu, members have access to everything that they need to live, work, play, learn, and refresh. Think swanky meeting rooms, urban fitness centres, cozy but comfortable sleep pods, spa-like shower facilities, and even a craft whisky bar that’s hidden inside each Kafnu location. Members pay for what they need, as they need it. For example, if a member needs to nap for a few hours after a late-night work session before heading to the airport, they can book a sleep pod for just the time they need, rather than an entire overnight stay.
Kafnu will open its flagship locations in Hong Kong and Taipei in late 2017. The Hong Kong location will be inside the new Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, in the Hung Hom area of Kowloon. Sitting beside the scenic views of Hung Hom Bay Harbour, it offers a breath taking view of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. In addition, there is a green garden connected to the space that is open to public, providing a comforting and calming natural scenery to all. Aside from soaking in the sun and taking a breather outside, members can also switch environments by taking a walk in the garden. Kafnu Taipei has its own 12-story building in the Songshan neighbourhood, just three minutes’ drive from the city airport, and located amidst business, shopping, and nightlife. Those who travel frequently between Hong Kong and Taipei will have access to both locations, providing a flexible address, office, crash pad, shower, gym, and storage facility in both cities.
Morris Sim, Chief Marketing Officer of Next Story Group said, “With their diverse technology, media, and creative communities, Hong Kong and Taipei were the ideal cities for the first Kafnu shared spaces. We welcome the creators, entrepreneurs, artists from these cities into Kafnu to achieve their dreams.”
Kafnu is named after a village in India where people go to start Himalayan hikes; a basecamp so to speak. Just like travellers go to Kafnu to begin their real journeys, Kafnu wants its spaces to be the basecamp for entrepreneurs, creators, and artists on their metaphorical journeys.
To launch its first two locations, Kafnu now invites talented entrepreneurs, hoteliers, chefs, bartenders, fitness gurus, and anyone with a particular talent to audition to run and operate its Hong Kong and Taipei spaces. Application deadline for first round audition is on 30th July, 2017. With multiple positions for design, strategy, management, cooking and more, Kafnu is calling on local talent in Hong Kong and Taiwan to define its spaces, offering total cash subsidies of up to $250,000 USD to those selected. For more details and to submit an audition, visitwww.kafnu.com.
Kafnu is the future of shared spaces: blending elements of co-working, hotel, restaurant, bar, gym, and private club. At Kafnu, beautiful urban spaces connect entrepreneurial-minded members into a community while accelerating the achievement of their personal and professional goals.
Kafnu launches with locations in Hong Kong and Taipei, with plans to grow into a network of spaces across Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.kafnu.com.
About Next Story Group
Next Story Group designs, manages, and markets hotels and urban spaces. Seeing each real estate asset as a living ecosystem, the group precisely optimizes each space’s design and performance based on customer demand. With experienced leaders in design, marketing, operations, and emerging technology, Next Story Group takes a holistic approach to each space it manages, futureproofing its owners’ investments.
The group’s brands include Next Hotels, Kafnu, Brand Karma, and Virsa. For more information visit www.nextstory.com.