WeWork Announces Second Location in HK
The second WeWork location will open in Wan Chai in 2016.
WeWork, the global workspace, community, and services provider, announces today that it will open its second location in Hong Kong in Wan Chai in 2016. WeWork’s second location will house over 800 members at the Asia Orient Tower, a mixed-use commercial office tower located on Lockhart Road in the central business district of Hong Kong.
The second WeWork site in Hong Kong will provide an additional option for startups, freelancers, entrepreneurs and businesses large and small to achieve their aspirations and realize their passion at work.
“How and why people work is changing around the world, and in Hong Kong. WeWork will provide global workspaces, a collaborative community and services that help people achieve their aspirations, realize their passion and make a life, not just a living,” said Henek Lo, WeWork’s General Manager, Hong Kong. “Between our two locations, we’re dedicated to providing everyone—from startups to freelancers, entrepreneurs, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations—with the opportunity to benefit from working in a community on a local and global scale.”
This announcement follows last month’s announcement of WeWork’s plans to open their first flagship location at TOWER 535 in Causeway Bay. Together, WeWork’s locations in the Asia Orient Tower and TOWER 535 will provide services, community and workspace for more than 2,000 members in Hong Kong.
WeWork members, no matter their location, become a part of the thriving global community of more than 50,000 creators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, with access to more than 90 locations around the world. Members of the Asia Orient Tower location will be able to take advantage of the services and meeting workspaces in WeWork’s first Hong Kong location, TOWER 535 in Causeway Bay, as well as in the over 90 WeWork locations around the world.
WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 50,000 members around the world with space, community and services through both physical and virtual offerings. Its mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. WeWork currently has more than 90 physical locations in 28 cities around the world.
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and in New York, the company now employs more than 1,400 staff globally.
WeWork is actively building a community of entrepreneurs within its walls, seeking ‘creators’ from all industries to become members, with a suite of WeWork-specific membership benefits in each country. The overarching ideal is that these members collaborate – a member can use any WeWork space in the world, access an internal social network of all global members via an app, attend bespoke social events and top it up with unlimited free beer.
Over 10,000 companies are now based at WeWork, with member companies ranging from start-ups to household names including Facebook, InBev, the Guardian, SoundCloud, KPMG, Visa, and IBM. More than 50% of WeWork’s members have done business together and its international locations serve as convenient bases for business travel, enabling a great degree of work flexibility for both multinationals and small businesses alike.
WeWork membership comes with internet access, cleaning, web hosting, cloud storage and furniture. Membership also includes access to daily events such as one-on-one business mentoring, connective networking and investment pitching, health and integrative wellness coaching, technology talks, life coaching sessions and evening programming ranging from spirits tastings to music sessions with today’s top artists.