JOIN­ING THE WORK­ING CLUB

The Great Room, a hos­pi­tal­ity-in­spired co-work­ing space, lets you work and meet in style

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Imag­ine plush fur­nish­ings, leather arm­chairs, a waft of freshly roasted spe­cial­ity cof­fee per­haps. You might think you’ve stepped into the foyer of a lux­u­ri­ous busi­ness ho­tel, but it is The Great Room, Raf­fles Place’s latest hos­pi­tal­ity-in­spired co-work­ing space.

This 15,000 sq ft venue is de­signed by Dis­tillery Stu­dio, the peo­ple be­hind the chic in­te­ri­ors of the Club Ho­tel and Man­hat­tan Bar at Re­gent Ho­tel Singapore. The name The Great Room ref­er­ences the term for a com­mu­nal room in large Amer­i­can houses.

Like its name­sake, this co-work­ing space is a gath­er­ing point, a meet­ing of peo­ple and minds where you can work, talk shop, net­work, or sim­ply wind down. And all with a per­sonal touch—busi­ness concierges to fa­cil­i­tate in­ter­ac­tions be­tween mem­bers, or­gan­ise pub­lic and pri­vate events to keep the Rolodex grow­ing, com­pli­men­tary Mon­day break­fasts, and even cook­ies in the evenings for those work­ing late!

More than 100 com­pa­nies, in fields as di­verse as fi­nance and in­vest­ment, tech­nol­ogy, cre­ative and de­sign, have al­ready signed up to be part of The Great Room. Some of the other perks they en­joy as mem­bers in­clude high speed In­ter­net and WiFi, video con­fer­enc­ing fa­cil­i­ties, use of lounges and nooks, pri­vate phone booths, and com­pli­men­tary Papa Pal­heta cof­fee and tea.

With cus­tomis­able mem­ber­ship pack­ages, you can get as plugged in and comfy as you’d like, or keep it free and easy. Ded­i­cated of­fice spaces fur­nished with Ok­oume tim­ber desks and leather task chairs are avail­able (from $2,500 a month) for two-men teams and up­wards. Or choose the Hot Room pack­age (from $750 a month), where you get to use pri­vate of­fices for an al­lo­cated amount of time each month. For an even more flex­i­ble ar­range­ment, go for the vir­tual of­fice op­tion ($175 a month) where you en­joy cor­po­rate ad­dress and mail han­dling ser­vices, or sim­ply use the space as a day room, work­ing at the lounge or hot desks ($70 a day). Set­ting up shop has never been quite this easy.

One Ge­orge Street, 1 Ge­orge Street #10-01, Singapore 049145.

Tel: 6816 8000 the­great­roomof­fices.com

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