People and Spaces

Desana partners with Awfis, India’s largest workspace platform

November 1, 2023

New partner Awfis is India’s largest and fastest-growing workspace platform. Driven by growing demand from Desana customers for high-quality workspace across India, the partnership means 100 Awfis workspace locations are now available to book on the Desana Network. 

Awfis offers high quality flexible workspace across India, from the bustling streets of Mumbai to the serene backwaters of Kochi. Founded in 2015, with a vision of creating an ecosystem of inspirational workspaces, Awfis now has over 88,000+ seats spread across 17 cities. 

Both hot desks and meeting rooms are now available to book on the Desana platform on-demand, whether for 15 minutes or a whole day. The partnership significantly expands Desana’s coverage across India and ensures users have instant access to even more high-quality workspace options, wherever they are in the world. 

Awfis currently operate in NCR, Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Indore, Chandigarh.

This partnership follows a new record for Desana; as at the start of September the workspace supply team had officially added more spaces to the platform in the year to date than they did in the whole of 2022. Our partnership with Awfis prepares Desana to meet the growing number of customer needs in India; continuing our demand-led approach to inventory expansion.

There are now more than 2,500 workspaces available on Desana, across over 65 countries, all driven by customer demand. This approach means that not only do customers always have coverage in the locations their employees need it, but workspace partners benefit from immediate bookings and exposure to high-quality leads from verified businesses. 

Desana CEO Michael Cockburn commented: “We pride ourselves on partnering with the world's highest quality workspaces, and Awfis brings an incredible array of flexible workspace options to the platform for Desana users in India - a really important market for us. It comes on the back of a huge year for our workspace supply team, who have added hundreds of workspaces across multiple continents, all with the aim of ensuring every Desana user has access to the workspace they need to get their best work done.”

Sumit Lakhani, Deputy CEO, Awfis, added: “Our shared commitment to providing unparalleled workspace solutions perfectly aligns with Desana's customer-driven approach. We are thrilled to offer our high-quality, flexible workspaces to Desana users. This collaboration not only amplifies our business presence but also aligns seamlessly with our vision of creating an ecosystem of innovative workspaces that cater to the evolving needs of modern professionals. We are excited about the opportunities this strategic alliance brings and look forward to a future of continued growth and success together”.

All users of the Desana Network can submit a workspace request (link). When onboarding new customers, we review their workforce demands and ensure that operational coverage is active prior to launch, ensuring employees are immediately able to benefit from the Desana Network.