MERIDIAN, Idaho (CBS2) — Lifestyle working community Kiln opened its doors on Thursday in Meridian.
Kiln focuses on creating a positive experience for workers by providing flexibility and a variety of amenities. The company is now off to a quick start in renting out its working space.
"We reached our pre-opening goal of 30 percent occupancy for Kiln Meridian," said Arian Lewis, Kiln founder and CEO. "We've already signed on 200 members counting individuals and teams out of the 600 or so memberships that are available."
Kiln presents an all-inclusive workspace experience meant to accommodate individuals and teams. The facility features a barber shop and theater, massage chairs, a private fitness studio and a health food kitchen.
"We have allocated a lot of square footage dedicated to communal amenities that look after the physical, social, and emotional wellness of our members," Lewis said. "We have put a lot of time and thought into developing meeting rooms and amenities that enable teams to collaborate and to communicate effectively with one another."
Kiln is also partnering with local companies Form & Function to provide coffee and pastries and Killer Creamery to stock creamer for the onsite coffee stations.
"We focus on how we can help companies and teams and individuals perform at a higher level, and the aesthetic and the amenities and the overall offering of Kiln generally saves companies about 5 percent on their overarching HR spend," Lewis said. He argues that providing a better work experience helps companies recruit and retain their employees.
Memberships with Kiln start at $245 a month, and they require 60 days' notice to terminate.