Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu Brand
International hospitality company Next Story Group marks the opening of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City in the heart of one of Asia’s top emerging markets. Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is the fifth Kafnu property to open globally, following launches in Taipei, Bengaluru, and most recently in Alexandria – Sydney, since the brand’s debut in Hong Kong in late 2017.
Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is an 8-storey building located in Saigon Pearl. It is minutes from District 1 and 2, and a 30-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam’s largest airport. 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 sqm, Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City also has a multi-screened 180 sqm event space where members can host product launches, workshops, and other events for up to 150 guests. There are also eight en-suite hotel rooms that ensure members from out of town get a good night’s rest and wake up to views of the city skyline. Members can also keep fit at the Virtual Fitness Studio which offers over 1,500 classes, socialize at Habitat Cocktail Bar, and enjoy modern Asian cuisine at Soy Restaurant.
“We are excited to be part of Vietnam’s growth story,” said Chris Edwards, General Manager of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City. “We aim to be a catalyst for success to the 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 endeavours, 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 peak, the Kafnu brand that offers the best of a shared work space, boutique hotel and social community. 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 the ideal environment for them to work, rest and socialise.
Kafnu also offers bespoke member event and curated workshops tailored to the needs of its community, providing access to resources, capabilities, and people that inspire success. Kafnu members enjoy access to all Kafnu properties worldwide, which means that they can stay connected to the Kafnu community, wherever their work and inspiration may take them.
Kafnu members will have access to other Kafnu properties around Asia Pacific so that they have a base to stay, work and connect with the local community. Currently, there are five operating Kafnu spaces in Hong Kong, Taipei, Bengaluru and Sydney. Kafnu Hong Kong was the first Kafnu space to launch, designed to incorporate the latest biophilic and stimulating design principles into the space, with a hint of local flavour in the artwork. Kafnu Taipei is designed as 12-floor vertical village with diverse zones catering to a creator’s needs, which encompasses the element of Live, Work, Play, Learn and Rest. Kafnu Alexandria, located next to the iconic The Grounds of Alexandria, is within one of Sydney’s thriving creative and industrial hubs while Kafnu Bengaluru on Residency Road’s central location is the perfect spot for like-minded individuals to meet professionally and socially. Kafnu Colombo as part of Next Hotel Colombo located in Colombo City Centre is scheduled to open at the end of 2019.
About Next Story Group
Next Story Group creates and transforms urban spaces into thriving communities by harnessing the power of human imagination and innovation. The group currently owns, manages and franchises 37 hotels and resorts in Australia, Laos and Thailand, bearing its brands including Next Hotels, Sage Hotels and LinQ Hotels. It also manages five Kafnu spaces, in Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney, Bengaluru, Taipei and Hong Kong.
For more information: www.nextstory.com
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