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naked Hub Announces Major Expansions in Asia to Grow its Co-Working Hub Network to 21

2017-04-13 09:49

SHANGHAI, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Shanghai-based naked Hub, the largest network of premium coworking in Asia, announces major expansions in five cities in China and Vietnam -- Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, growing its co-working Hub network to 21 across the region.

Fueled by the growing start-ups and the shift in workspace from traditional offices to more diverse formats, coworking, introduced in Asia in the 2000s, has been increasingly popular and has formed new, vital urban communities based on ideals and collaborations.

naked Hub Xintiandi
naked Hub Xintiandi

Since November 2015, naked Hub combined its expertise in high-end hospitality and innovative designs into various Hubs at prime Shanghai neighborhoods, bringing premium choices for the 21st century workforce eager for flexibility and collaboration. This new round of expansion will bring 12 locations citywide in Shanghai, with almost 100,000m2 of workspace and 15,000 seats to Asia's freelancers, start-ups, SMEs and MNCs.

naked Hub Fuxing living room
naked Hub Fuxing living room

"Asia is the world's most vibrant continent as countless creative minds are re-imagining how the world will move forward," said Grant Horsfield, Founder of naked Group. "The strong partnerships we have built, both new and existing, are demonstrations of trust in naked Group's vision and expertise to embrace the evolution of working space, and the value we could create for both our tenants and investors."

naked Founder - Grant Horsfield
naked Founder - Grant Horsfield

"Of all coworking brands, naked Hub was singled out for its prestige, design and business-friendly environment," said Jon Seliger, CEO of naked Hub. "We are building a coworking ecosystem with transformative power. It is bringing not only new landmarks of innovations and sharing, but also vitality and business opportunities to the surrounding neighborhoods."

naked Hub CEO
naked Hub CEO

In pursuing the expansion, naked Hub is working closely and actively with local partners.naked Hub cannot achieve these single handedly. That's why we are working closely and activley with local partners. 

  • Minhong Group, a subsidiary of Shanghai Land and a local real-estate leader, will cooperate with naked Hub to open the largest coworking space in Shanghai, the naked Hub's hometown, with a 11,000m², 1,700-desk building on Loushanguan Lu in the Gubei district of Shanghai.
  • Vanke, a real-estate leader nationally, will also partner with naked Hub, who will become the  anchor tenant  in the renovation and urban renewal of an erstwhile Shanghai landmark, the Columbia Country Club on Panyu Road, now set to be reborn as Columbia Circle.
  • Gaw Capital, which began their strategic investment in naked Hub in the B round of investment in late 2016, will continue to partner with naked Hub to expand in three new locations – Beijing and Hong Kong in China and Hanoi in Vietnam.
  • Mr. Nhan Vo, owner of Empire State real estate group, and Mr. Minh Le Hong, founder of Zalo, Vietnam's leading chat app will also join naked Hub's advent of three locations in Vietnam – one in Hanoi and two in Ho Chi Minh City.
naked Hub Loushanguan Lu
naked Hub Loushanguan Lu

"As we announce our plan to expand our footprint, I would like to thank all local partners for joining our cause to explore work space solutions for the 21st century," said Seliger. "Together using the imaginative space we craft, we discover possibilities and models in business and build quality lifestyle for the public."

About naked Hub

naked Hub is work redesigned. Our innovative and beautiful workspaces are home to a diverse community of companies and individuals who interact, collaborate, and do business with one another.

Offering unprecedented freedom, financial flexibility, and an invaluable online-to-offline community, naked Hub is a platform designed to help start-ups, SMEs and MNCs across all industries, to increase their success in business.

For more information, visit

About naked Group

naked Group was established in 2007 and is focused on lifestyle and hospitality products. From unique eco-friendly resorts to immersive activities to creative workspaces, naked is rethinking how we connect with people, spaces and ourselves. naked has a big dream in a changing world to make life more fun, healthy and naked for all to enjoy.

The company's foundation is in hospitality, first with naked Home -- a boutique mountain getaway in Moganshan, Zhejiang province -- and later award-winning naked Stables -- the first LEED Platinum certified resort in China. Garnering attention from international and domestic media and earning awards in their industry, naked Stables put Moganshan back on the map of China's must-go destinations. The resort business will expand to include new locations: naked Castle (Moganshan), naked Water (Taihu, Suzhou), naked Spring (Shaoxing), naked Creek (Chengdu), and more.

Over the years, naked Group has launched other lifestyle businesses -- naked Hub, naked Discovery, encompassing co-working, immersive activities. naked Group is a community devoted to inspiring people to live well, live light, live healthy and "live naked".

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