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Co-working concept Ouspace makes MidEast debut in Jeddah

Operator Kerten Hospitality says it plans to expand Ouspace co-working concept to Dubai and Riyadh

Co-working concept Ouspace makes MidEast debut in Jeddah

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has opened its first Ouspace in the Middle East, with the launch of its serviced offices and business club in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Ouspace Bakheet, located in the Bakheet headquarters, is an 850 sq m co-working office space and business club offering office spaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote employees and corporate businesses of all sizes for short- and long-term let.

Plans have also been revealed to open the Ouspace concept in Riyadh and Dubai as part of global expansion plans.

Spread over two floors, Ouspace Bakheet is open, flexible and convertible, with private and shared office spaces, a business lounge, meeting zones and event rooms, as well as multipurpose social areas and a café.

The club is accessible 24/7, with office attendants, business support, postal services, event planning, advanced technical assistance and round-the-clock helpdesk provided.

Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality, said: “As the largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa, with GDP forecast to grow by 2 percent this year, Saudi Arabia is becoming an increasingly attractive base for multinationals, small businesses and start-ups seeking to do business in the Middle East.

“Ouspace Bakheet enables national and international businesses, from large corporates and SMEs to freelancers and entrepreneurs, to establish themselves in the market quickly, with minimal overheads and flexible packages that allow them to scale their office space up and down as needed.”

He said significant investment is made in IT and voice technology at Ouspace, with complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity, simultaneous device connections, firewall security and network, scanning facility, unlimited local and national calls, personal voicemail, and free audio and web conferencing.

Various membership packages are available, from the duration of one-day to one-year, a statement said.

Knippenberg said members at Ouspace Bakheet will benefit from hotel and dining discounts and complimentary gym and Ouspace access at The House Hotel Jeddah, a mixed-use development also operated by Kerten Hospitality, which is set to open later this year.

In addition to Jeddah, there are 10 Ouspace developments in the pipeline including Dubai, Bucharest, Budapest, Cairo, Istanbul, Marrakech, Riyadh and Tbilisi.