Since announcing the his new space, Timothy Tiah has been keeping busy.
Today, we got the opportunity to take a look around his latest project, Colony at its official launch. Located in the heart of KL right next to KLCC, the central location is just one of its many advantages.
As a co-working space, they are also trying to pioneer the serviced office concept. They’re estimating a 300-strong membership in their space that spans over 18,000 square feet.
Looking to create an ideal working environment, the facilities certainly do appear to live up to that. Let’s just say we’re suffering from major office envy right now.
When you step out of the lift, the logo the first thing you see of Colony Co-Working Space.
The lobby area come equipped with Espressolab and Bold Grains, a café concept by The Healthy Food People.
The stairs on the right lead up to the three meeting rooms.
The café area also houses a mini-library.
The three meeting rooms are named after noted personalities.
Christopher Columbus lends his name to the largest meeting room. It also houses Plug and Play technology for video conferencing where everything can be connected with a USB.
Below is the entrance that leads to the office suites. It requires an access card to enter.
The corridor is brightly lit, and the monochrome design goes really well with the marble flooring.
All along the corridor, spaced out at various points, there are bookshelves slotted in.
We went to check out the co-working space first.
For the desks, the plug points are directly under the table.
There are also two private phone call rooms that work on a first-come first-serve basis.
One special facility that Colony has is a nursing room.
Colony is also home to a massage room and two sleeping rooms.
The nap rooms can be reserved at half an hour intervals, going up to a maximum of one hour.
At the massage room you can hire an on-call masseuse, but you have to make the reservation a day in advance. They have not yet released the rates for the massages, but Colony plan to have the menu up soon.
The main event space is another highlight of Colony.
The space is characterised by high ceilings and full-length windows, letting in lots of natural light.
The office suites come with a standard layout. Renters can move in their own furniture and redecorate the room as they wish.
Renters can customise the area however they like, but they have to return the room to its original state upon leaving.
Renters can also opt for an interior designer to design their spaces for them.
If they put in a request, Colony will connect them to an interior designer who will design the room for them according to the theme they want.
We couldn’t resist looking into the toilets too.
Another facility available at Colony is the parents’ room. It does not come with supervision—you’ll have to watch your own kids or bring a nanny.
For the final leg of our tour, we headed to the roof to check out the pool.
The gym is also located on the roof.
We were certainly awed after our tour. This is definitely a very well-designed addition to the co-working space scene in Malaysia.
We do wonder though, beyond all the facilities, how easy would it be to get work done here.
That could be an article for another day.