The Great Room To Launch Coworking Space In Central
HONG KONG – Coworking space operator The Great Room is poised to open a new flagship outlet in Central during the last quarter of this year, reported The Edge on Wednesday evening (5 October, SGT).
The coworking centre is located at the Cheung Kong Centre, a 62-storey Grade A office tower completed in 1999. The building was designed by famed architects Cesar Pelli and Leo A. Daly.
The Great Room’s new flagship outlet has a net floor area of 21,000 sq ft. It features 22 dedicated offices, including two units intended for enterprise clients. A dedicated desk starts at $2,810 per month, while a hot desk membership at any of the company’s coworking spaces in Hong Kong starts from $652 per month.
The company’s General Manager for Hong Kong Tina Herms McAfee commented that the withdrawal of the city’s harsh quarantine rules signals the revival of Hong Kong’s status as global financial hub.
Aside from that, she expects more demand for coworking spaces that offer not only intuitive services, but also workspaces with world-class designs, as the way employees work continues to change and with business travel anticipated to rebound to pre-COVID levels.
The Great Room’s new flagship outlet in Cheung Kong Centre marks the company’s 2nd branch in Hong Kong after its 1st outlet at One Taikoo Place.
“Given Hong Kong’s position as a key financial centre, it is a springboard for The Great Room’s expansion strategy in Asia Pacific,” said Jaelle Ang, Co-founder and Chief Executive of The Great Room.
“In addition, The Great Room looks to expand in the region, eyeing Sydney, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo to help our clients continue to grow and thrive through these changing times.”
Furthermore, The Great Room intends to open more coworking space during the 2nd quarter of next year, including a four-storey conservation shophouse in Singapore’s Chinatown.