KettleSpace, which opened its network six months ago, partners with restaurants that have private, unused space or are closed entirely during the day, transforming them into a network of collaborative coworking spaces. For less than $100 per month, members are given passport access to 6 unique locations around New York City including Distilled NY, The Cannibal Liquor House, P.S. Kitchen, Atwood, Mykonos Blue Grill, and now Hotel Chantelle. With this addition, KettleSpace is on track for a record-breaking 2018.
"We are excited to be partnering with KettleSpace to open our garden rooftop and other spaces during the daytime. All of our properties were designed with intention. The aesthetics, tasty food and drinks have made them very popular with the brunch and dinner crowd, but with KettleSpace we can now activate them during what used to be downtime. Hotel Chantelle customers have a new way to engage with us and we get exposure to a brand new audience in KettleSpace members,” said Frank Alessio, co-owner and COO at Hotel Chantelle.
KettleSpace has transformed Hotel Chantelle’s garden rooftop into a modern, airy workspace with bottomless coffee, tea, and snacks, fast Wi-Fi, abundant power outlets, discounts on food and beverages and access to exclusive events with industry leaders. These perks are provided at all locations.
“We cater to the modern, urban professional,” said Andrew Levy, KettleSpace co-founder. “Many of our members are startups, freelancers, remote workers and salespeople who aren’t tied to a traditional office environment. Our members connect with people across industries and form their own community,” he said.
The company was founded by Andrew Levy, who has over a decade of experience building entrepreneurial ecosystems, along with Daniel Rosenzweig, an early member of the WeWork real estate team, and Nick Iovacchini, a hospitality veteran and owner of NYC restaurant Distilled NY. Together, the group’s vision was to make workspaces affordable and accessible. Rosenzweig believes KettleSpace was built for the modern worker.
“We provide the comfort and connectivity of coworking spaces for a fraction of the cost. Our customers enjoy an atmosphere that’s the perfect mix of productive and buzzy. Our goal is to allow them to work and meet where they want, when they want, and how they want,” Rosenzweig said.
When choosing venue partners, Levy looks for restaurants that have large private spaces or only serve dinner. “It’s important that our members aren’t working next to people eating, as that’s not a good experience. We look for nice aesthetics, comfortable seating and natural light, which are the same things that make restaurants attractive for diners,” he said.
KettleSpace hosts a number of events and programming to support community building and professional development opportunities. The “Breakfast with a VC” series is hosted in partnership with StartupOneStop, where leading investors including Jesse Middleton of WeWork & Flybridge Capital Partners, Murat Aktihanoglu of Entrepreneurs Roundtable, and Dana Lorch of American Express Ventures, have presented.
KettleSpace has also partnered with SCORE NYC, the national volunteer arm of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). The organization is comprised of a team of experienced executives who provide complimentary professional mentoring to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
“We’ll be working with highly accomplished, industry veterans to provide free mentorship at KettleSpace to the NYC entrepreneurial economy,” Levy said.
KettleSpace offers a free seven-day trial to first-time guests at any location. To learn more, visit www.kettlespace.com
KettleSpace is an NYC-based startup that transforms top restaurants into an all-access network of working and meeting spaces that don't break the bank. Members enjoy unlimited amenities and access to a vibrant community of like-minded professionals with exclusive events and perks.