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 the dynamic city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Kerten Hospitality is a division of Ireland-based Kerten, focussing on operating mixed-use projects: branded residences, serviced apartments, hotels, serviced offices, gourmet burgers, and F&B.

Ouspace Bakheet, located in the Bakheet headquarters, is an 850sqm holistic co-working office space and business club offering tailor-made office spaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers, remote employees, and corporate businesses of all sizes for short- and long-term let. With premium, tech-savvy, and elegantly designed facilities, Ouspace is curated to offer the best office solutions to meet the needs of individuals and corporates, encouraging collective growth.

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 premium café to encourage connections and collaboration between members. 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% 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.”

Knippenberg further adds: “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. In addition, our stylish design, technology focus and commitment to holding community events provide our ‘Ouspace citizens’ with extremely attractive workspaces.”

Significant investment is made in IT and Voice Technology at Ouspace, with complimentary in-centre 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, with move-in available the day after sign-up and the freedom and flexibility to go from renting a desk or an office to an entire floor.

Knippenberg said: “We understand the importance of customised business care within tight timeframes, and provide the quality services, comfort and flexibility sought by our clients, whether they are based in Jeddah or visiting the region. Our sustainability-driven and well-being-oriented solutions, such as complimentary gym access and health and wellness events and partnerships, will cater to visitors, businesses, residents and the larger entrepreneurial group of people who opt for non-conventional and impactful ways of working.”