We are now all familiar with co-working spaces, but the people at Kafnu Alexandria have taken that common theme and played a variation on it that could change the game when it comes to co-working spaces. They tout themselves as "An Urban Village for a New Generation of Creators".
Work, Create, Sleep
Kafnu Alexandria is a members-only club where its members from around the world can work, rest, socialize and grow. They offer members a workspace, media & creative production studio, as well as a live space which is basically a mini hotel consisting of 16 rooms.
The hotel rooms come with a wardrobe, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and fridge.
"Business travelers visiting Sydney can stay in the guest rooms at Kafnu Alexandria and organize to meet their customers or teams within the Kafnu spaces, be in meeting rooms or the less formal spaces. Our members also love the specially curated events and workshops which add value to their personal and professional lives. Central to Kafnu Alexandria is Tonik Bar, which stocks over 20 gin varieties and it is as a great meeting place for our members at the end of the work day. It's always great to see our members sharing stories and ideas over a gin at the end of a long week" said, Simon Hall, General Manager of Kafnu Alexandria, Sydney.
Australia, Southeast Asia, South Asia
The international network of Kafnu is growing steadily, with a focus on being in strategic locations in Australia, South East Asia and South Asia.
"We are always on the lookout for new destinations that will appeal to our international network of members - all Kafnu members can access Kafnu properties in its international network. Our members currently enjoy the facilities at five Kafnu properties located in Ho Chi Minh, Taipei, Bengaluru, Hong Kong and Sydney."
Local creators and entrepreneurs can join Kafnu as members, while international Kafnu members can stay and work at Kafnu or bring their Sydney team to meet at Kafnu. Members come from a wide range of sectors – IT, medical research, fashion, design, finance and media.
Change or Die
While many hotels keep doing business the traditional way; charge per head for use of their meeting room; charge for printing a piece of paper; charge for the mini bar; charge for everything (yes, we know everything costs you and your owner), but with this co-sharing economy that does so well in becoming a space to work and live, perhaps it's a wise thing to start to try and adapt now rather than force an old system that has its day.