Next Hotel Colombo and Kafnu Colombo will open their doors to welcome guests in third quarter 2019. This will mark the entry of Next Hotels and Kafnu into Sri Lanka, a fast-growing tourist destination and will be the first foray of the Next brand outside of Australia.
Next Hotel Colombo and Kafnu, which combines the best elements of a shared workspace, boutique hotel and social community, will be located in the iconic Colombo City Centre, a premier lifestyle destination in Sri Lanka. Jointly owned and developed by Next Story Group and the Abans Group, Colombo City Centre is a mixed-use development which consists of a Next Hotel, luxury apartments and the first international shopping mall in the country.
Next Hotel Colombo will occupy the 9th to 20th floor of the 48-storey building within Colombo City Centre. It will showcase the hallmarks of the Next Hotels brand, which reinvents modern business travel with innovative luxury designed to inspire creativity and efficiency. Powered by technology, the Next Hotels brand offers modern, innovative hospitality and focuses on empathetic and efficient service to deliver a uniquely stimulating experience with every visit.
Next Hotel Colombo will receive guests on its 9th-floor lobby which provides stunning views of the city skyline and the Indian Ocean. The 164 rooms and suites will also feature similar views. Guests can choose to dine at its 120-seat all-day dining restaurant or the 75-seat Grill Restaurant which is located on an outdoor terrace, overlooking the Beira Lake. The Lounge Bar will offer classic favourites and contemporary cocktails. Guests can take a dip in its swimming pool or work out at its gymnasium. It is also the ideal venue for corporate meetings and social functions. Next Hotel Colombo will join a portfolio of close to 40 hotels in Asia Pacific including the acclaimed Next Hotel Brisbane.
Next Hotel Colombo will feature the first Kafnu within a Next Hotel. Conceptualised as an urban village for the new generation of creators, Kafnu is a physical, intellectual and social launch pad for today’s trailblazers. It is designed for members to Work, Learn, Play and Stay in an open and supportive environment that elevates their individual and collective potential. Kafnu members enjoy access to strategic partnerships, premium services and private events. Kafnu Colombo will join the Kafnu network which will include Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangaluru, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai.
The much anticipated Kafnu Alexandria will launch in Sydney in the first quarter of 2019. The 3,000 square foot, architecturally designed space spans two levels and is located next to the famed Grounds of Alexandria, within one of Sydney’s thriving creative hubs and just 5 minutes from Sydney Airport.