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What is co-living? Why should I choose co-living rather than simply renting an apartment when I move to a new city?

Should I choose co-living even when living in my own country? How is co-living evolving? Join us for a discussion on co-living with Hmlet, Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing co-living company!

The concept of Co-living first emerged in Denmark in the 1970s and was originally under the name of co-housing. The initiative of this perfect neighborhood was to put 35 families together, interacting and sharing their social circles, common spaces, and personal philosophies. The birth of this concept effectively achieved, or in other words, maximized the sustainability and a great sense of community and collaboration of a neighborhood and refreshed people’s mindset. Ever since then, the co-living concept has grabbed people’s attention, and the interest in co-living has steadily spiked in the last few years. In 2020, co-living is becoming one of the trendiest decisions of living worldwide. With the emptiness and loneliness come along with the solitary lifestyle, many people want to rebuild the relationship between each other under real-life context, and Co-living is the one who puts heavy emphasis on re-creating community support, group activities, and a sense of belonging. As globalization will take the young workforce to new places, Co-living will help them deal with unfamiliarity and emotional toll effectively and dynamically.

In November 2019, EHL organized an offline panel: Defining Hospitality – Let’s take about co-living and building communities. After the discussion on Co-living and building communities at lfy where we had Norman Cross, General Manager lyf by Ascott, Florian Sander, Founder and Managing Director of iThink Consulting Group, Henrik Berglind, Vice President, Loyalty, and Guest Experience, Asia-Pacific, Accor, and Melissa Lou, Co-Founder & CEO, Delegate, we are now going to get insight directly from Hmlet.

Nicolas Westen | Direct of Sales, Hmlet | EHL Class of 2001

Nicolas Westen is multi-lingual and can speak four languages. After graduating from EHL, he worked for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for more than 11 years. He then moved to Bulgari Hotels and Residences as Director of Sales and Marketing. Before joining Hmlet in 2019, he was the GM of Today For Tomorrow, a real-estate company in Belgium.

Christopher Tsoi | Guest Services Manager, Hmlet | EHL Class of 2010

Christopher Tsoi is a multi-lingual hotelier with cross cultural exposure living and working in Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Beijing, Vancouver, and Singapore. He is passionate about Sales and Guest Relations. Previously Christopher has worked for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for more than seven years. He was the Guest Experience Manager at the Four Seasons Singapore before joining the Hmlet last Autumn.

Hmlet

Hmlet, as one of the representatives of Co-living companies in Singapore, was founded in 2016 by Yoan Kamalski and Zenos Schmickrath. It provides its members with a living experience paired with a curated community of like-minded individuals. The flexible lease options, fully furnished spaces, and on-demand services enable Hmlet to comfort its properties into dynamic environments. All the members of Hmlet have freedom and flexibility with their livings, including month-to-month flexible leases and opportunities to move into any of Hmlet’s other co-living properties in any other city or area whenever they need.

After knowing the concept of co-living, you may raise some questions: Why should I choose co-living rather than renting an apartment when I move to a new city? Should I choose co-living even when living in my own country? How is co-living evolving? Join us for a discussion on co-living with Hmlet, Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing co-living company!

*This session will be in English.

Person of contact

LIU Ruoyun
Industry Relations Officer

Location

22 Cross Street
Singapore
Singapore 048421
Singapore
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