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Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu brand

Released at: 14:16, 04/07/2019

Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu brand

Photo: Next Story Group

HCMC co-working space now welcoming members.

by Khanh Chi

International hospitality company the Next Story Group has marked the opening of the eight-story Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City co-working space in the heart of one of Asia’s leading emerging markets.

Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is the fifth Kafnu property to open globally, following launches in Taipei, Bengaluru, and Sydney since its debut in Hong Kong in late 2017.

The co-working space is located at Saigon Pearl in Binh Thanh district. Members enjoy round-the-clock access and their productivity is assured with a range of work spaces including hot desks and private offices, high-speed internet, a soundproof phone booth, and five meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities.

Spanning 2,440 sq m, Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City also has a multi-screen 180 sq m event space where members can host product launches, workshops, and other events for up to 150 guests. There are also eight ensuite hotel rooms where members from out of town can get a good night’s rest and wake up to views of the city skyline.

“We are excited to be part of Vietnam’s growth story,” said Mr. Chris Edwards, General Manager of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City. “We aim to be a catalyst for success for entrepreneurs and creative trailblazers who choose to build their enterprises, brands, and personal networks in the vibrant economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City. To support their endeavors, we are cultivating a warm, welcoming community of like-minded change-makers, delivering targeted programming and providing unique opportunities for discovery, connection, and growth.”

Named after a hamlet, Himachal Pradesh, in northern India, where climbers regroup before summiting the Himalayan peaks, the Kafnu brand offers the best in shared work spaces, boutique hotels, and social communities. Kafnu properties are strategically-located and designed to foster co-creation, co-exploration, and co-innovation.

Kafnu aims to elevate the individual and collective potential of its members, who include creators and business owners, and to support them in their journey to success by providing an ideal environment for them to work, rest, and socialize.

It also offers bespoke member events and curated workshops tailored to the needs of its community, providing access to resources, capabilities, and people that inspire success. Members enjoy access to all Kafnu properties worldwide, which means they can stay connected to the Kafnu community wherever their work and inspiration may take them.

Co-working space has seen ongoing demand in Vietnam’s real estate market in recent years, according to CBRE Vietnam. The country is now home to 20 brands providing shared workspace services at 100 venues in the country, primarily in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Global co-working space provider Spaces opened its first center in Hanoi in May, marking its entry into Vietnam. In March, another leading co-working space operator, WeWork, announced the official opening of its first Vietnam’s location in E-Town Central in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4.

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