January 20th 2018, Hong Kong – Asia’s leading premium co-working brand, naked Hub, will open a third location in Hong Kong’s up-and-coming Kwun Tong area of East Kowloon. As Kwun Tong district continues to undergo a large-scale revitalization, naked Hub offers larger floor plates to provide businesses and professionals with flexible and city-wide accessible working environments.
Partnering with one of Hong Kong’s largest developers, Sun Hung Kai Properties, naked Hub@Two Harbour Square in Kwun Tong is a testament to the demand by occupiers for alternative working spaces for the Hong Kong market as an increasing amount of businesses decentralise across the city. “We are very excited as this is the first deal between a Portfolio landlord and a co-working space operator, and we firmly believe naked Hub will be able to satisfy the evolving working demands of Hong Kong’s business sectors,” says Paul Ogden, Director of Expansion at naked Hub.
This partnership with a prominent landlord also demonstrates the growing acceptance of the co-working model by the city’s top developers. “We are pleased to announce this landmark deal with naked Hub which is in response to the evolution of the work and office landscape. Professionals and businesses are looking for new ways to engage their leaders and workforce and naked Hub provides the perfect complement to the pre-committed occupiers by offering innovative amenities, large flexible spaces and enabling a collaborative vertical community through their proprietary App platform. As landlords, this also allows us to facilitate community activation across our wider office and retail portfolio” says K.W. Lo, General Manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties
The specification of this brand-new A grade building is best in class with broadband fibre network, energy efficient air conditioning, raised flooring, generous floor-to-ceiling heights and high-speed passenger lifts. naked Hub will occupy the top 2 floors covering 58,000 square feet (5,388 square metres) and provide a variety of co-working solutions to serve diverse needs. In addition, naked Hub will enjoy exclusive use of the 3,200 square foot rooftop terrace – for Hubber entertainment, external private bookings and wellness events.
The new naked Hub@Two Harbour Square, designed by the award-winning in-house naked Design Studio, pays homage to the city’s heritage as an industrial seaport city with a gentle nautical theme. The design will incorporate traditional raw materials like brass, hemp rope, canvas, leather and ship wood complemented by red, navy blue and orange tones, which are interspersed among the carefully mismatched chairs, maps, compasses and nets creating an artful yet sophisticated modern work space. naked Hub continues their ongoing partnership with HK Walls who will be incorporating statement murals that fit into the various nautical subthemes that break up the large space into different design elements – cruise, ocean, cabins.
With a multitude of working spaces, Hubbers can work, dine, and relax at the coffee bar lounge, phone booths, standing desks, breakout areas, and several large meeting rooms. As part of the wellness initiative naked Hub@Two Harbour Square will also include dedicated nap/resting areas, sunrise yoga and fitness boot-camps. A large living room of approximately 3,000 square feet provides a spacious venue for events and functions in a variety of settings to Hubbers and non-Hubbers alike.
A standout feature of the new location is a dedicated Mother’s Room, which is a private nursing space to accommodate Hong Kong’s working mothers on their return to the workplace. Understanding that privacy and cleanliness are key factors in creating comfort for nursing professional mothers, the secure space is outfitted with a door for privacy, a long bench/changing table and a sink for easy use.
Branching out from the other two Hong Kong island properties in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun, naked Hub’s first Kowloon property is situated in the middle of a revitalised business district, offering open harbour views. Access is easy with the building sitting directly opposite the new Kai Tak Cruise terminal, a 7-minute walk from Kwun Tong MTR station and a 3-minute walk from the North Point ferry pier. The city’s new district already plays host to a number of cafes, hot table restaurants and art and design centres to service the diversity and growing number of businesses.
naked Hub@Two Harbour Square Community Team
Born from naked Group’s foundation of luxury eco-resorts, hospitality is in naked Hub’s DNA, and is what sets it apart from the rest. This starts and ends with the people. naked Hub@Two Harbour Square is served by a multicultural and diverse “Community Team” of hospitality industry veterans.
Hong Kong-savvy but with a worldly outlook, the team is there to surround Hubbers with the resources they need to enable success, day in and day out. This includes connecting Hubbers to legal services, design services, high-quality topical programs, social events, wellness – anything that a Hubber needs to be successful both professionally and in their daily life. The naked Hub Community Team is not just a concierge, but also a connector, advocate, team member, and an integral part of helping Hubbers succeed.
ABOUT naked Hub Kwun Tong Space
naked Hub@Two Harbour Square Facts:
GFA: 58,000 square feet
No. of Floors: 2
No. of Desks: 900
Products: Private Offices
Facilities: Rooftop Terrace, Living Room, Bar, Pantry, Lounge, Meeting Rooms, Nap Pods, Phone Booths, Lockers, Event Space, Nursing Room, High Speed Wifi, Cleaning Services, Fully Furnished Offices, Complimentary Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee and Beer and Access to the naked Hub APP that connects Hubbers and Business across 46 Hubs
Address: 180 Wai Yip St, Two Harbour Square, Kwun Tong
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About naked Group
naked Group, is committed to connecting people to live light, healthy and naked through its resorts and lifestyle brands. Base Camped (headquartered) in Shanghai China; naked Group currently has two business units including naked Retreats and naked Hub. In addition, a space-sharing fitness platform, BULA, was incubated and launched by naked Group.
With over ten years of hospitality experience, naked Group is renowned in curating high quality experiences, operation management, and branding. This has opened the door for naked to expand into other businesses to promote its lifestyle and brand values. In 2015, naked Group officially entered the co-working market in Asia and opened the first naked Hub. naked Hub is known for its design, technology, community and hospitality; this quickly made it a leader in the industry. There are 46 naked Hubs (already operating and to be operated) in Asia, Europe and Australia; with locations in Mainland China (Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou), Hong Kong, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Australia.
From unique resorts, creative workspaces to the newly incubated innovative fitness platform, naked Group is rethinking how we connect with people, places, nature and ourselves; naked Group is also redefining and transforming the industries of travel, work and lifestyle. naked’s mission is to get everyone to “Live naked”.
For more Information about naked Group, please go visit our website: www.livenaked.com
About naked Hub Hong Kong
naked Hub opened its first outpost outside of China in Hong Kong in July 2017. Today naked Hub has two Hubs located in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun with its third opening this July.
naked Hub@Bonham Strand is located in the heart of Sheung Wan, one minute from the MTR station as well as the tram stop, and a 10-15 minute walk to the Macau Ferry Terminal. It is a stone’s throw away from major banks and shopping malls and offers and excellent range of F+B outlets.
naked Hub@New Street is located at the fringe of Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan, a minute walk from the MTR station. While well connected to the adjacent commercial areas, this laid back neighbourhood also provides a burgeoning collection of hip cafes and eateries, boutiques, art galleries, antique shops as well as quiet parks to rest and enjoy a break.
At naked Hub, independent workers, SMEs and multinationals work side by side, facilitating collaboration and communication, and creating new opportunities both offline and online.
For more information, visit www.nakedhub.com
+852 9278 5894