“What we offer is an elevated environment,” says Jaelle Ang, co-founder of The Great Room, which is set to open in One Taikoo Place early this year. “Designed to look professional yet warm and inviting, with Instagram-perfect lighting, our aesthetics draw influence from the best hotel lobbies. We always work with hotel designers.”
Co-working spaces are nothing new. In the past five years, these places that rent desk space to individuals and businesses have flourished in Hong Kong, offering not only comfortable work stations but also a collegiate atmosphere that encourages collaboration and interaction with fellow workers. Co-working spaces also typically organise networking and pitch events, with the target customer largely being young startups and freelancers.