Driven by the concept of “hospitality-inspired coworking,” The Great Room is a coworking brand whose coworking spaces are some of the most chic ones we’ve ever encountered. And with two locations in Bangkok, they’re an ideal option for those of us who don’t want to work in our living rooms but also don’t have a separate workplace.
We know you have your pick of coworking spaces, especially in a city like Bangkok, but here’s why The Great Room stands out from the rest of the competition:
- Location, location, location
Both of The Great Room’s Bangkok locations are in some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The Park Silom spot is right on Silom Road, which offers panoramic 30th-storey city views, and is directly connected to Saladaeng BTS and Silom MRT. The Gaysorn Tower location is right in the heart of downtown, and also offers similarly incredible views and a direct walkway connection to Chidlom BTS.
- Hotel-grade amenities
If you’re imagining a stuffy, corporate-looking workspace with generic office desks and chairs, think again. In addition to chic, sophisticated furniture and décor, there are several bookable meeting rooms and event spaces, a café whose menu includes their exclusive coffee blend, high-speed enterprise-grade WiFi, and even a nursing room for new moms. The Park Silom office also boasts a sky garden with sweeping cityscape views.
- Regular networking events
In order to foster that community atmosphere, The Great Room hosts a roster of regular networking events such as the weekly Monday Breakfast Club where you can mingle and get to know your fellow “coworkers” over the most important meal of the day, Great Thirstdays where members can share ideas and laughs over a drink (or five), and the “Spend the Night with…” fireside chat series with thought leaders from various industries. Additionally, there are monthly drinks sessions, and learning and development events around topics involving environmental, social, and corporate governance.
- Worldwide membership
Digital nomads rejoice! In addition to both of its Bangkok spaces, a Great Room membership gives you access to all of their international locations — we’re talking Sydney, Hong Kong, all six Singapore offices, and a whopping 160 offices in major cities across North America and Europe.
- Flexible membership plans
The Great Room offers one of the largest ranges of membership plans amongst coworking spaces. Currently, there are four options. If you only need a workspace for the day (e.g. if you’re working while traveling), the day pass gives you day-long access to working spaces as well as all the on-site amenities. Small teams and solo workers (i.e. artists, entrepreneurs) will benefit more from the hot desk plan, which is a longer-term membership that comes with “hot office” credits that you can use to book a private office for those times where you need to host a private team meeting or take an important call. If you’re happy working from home but would like to keep work separate, the virtual office plan gives you a corporate address where you can have all of your mail delivered without worrying about missing a package; you’ll also have access to The Great Room events and meeting spaces, and an hour of club lounge use per day while you go pick up your mail. And finally, you can also book a dedicated office for your whole team, whether that’s 5 or 50 people.
More information about a Great Room membership, including inquiring about a free tour of the space, can be found on their website and Facebook page, or requested via phone at 02-073 0222 or LINE at @thegreatroom.