Breather today made their long anticipated US debut, allowing their members access to beautiful, private, and quiet spaces on demand in New York City. This expansion comes not too far behind the funding round Breather closed in June 2013 where they brought in $1.5 million.
Access to Breather’s spaces are reserved for registered members and bookable through the iPhone app for a small fee. The network of private rooms are regularly cleaned and will first be available in Flatiron, Soho, and near Madison Square Garden.
“The soft launch in Montreal has been incredibly successful. We are ready to move into NYC immediately and San Francisco in about 8 weeks. Boston will shortly follow and more,” says Breather CEO Julien Smith. “New Yorkers can finally get the peace and quiet they deserve, anywhere they want.”
You can book a room for 30 minutes, a few hours, or even the entire day to impress prospects, show a client your presentation, or just have some private work time. And getting into one of the rooms is no harder than simply tapping a button on your smartphone to unlock the door.
The Breather team designed their service to provide a more comfortable environment than a hotel lobby or coffee shop ever could: you can’t just lie down and take a nap in the middle of a coffee shop. It’s best, according to Smith, that you think of Breather as your second home or office, wherever and whenever you need it.