PHNOM PENH Regus, the largest provider of flexible workspaces, has unveiled its first centre in the Cambodia capital, extending the company's global network to 99 countreis. More importantly, the new facility is the latest in a series of new centre openings in Asia-Pacific such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines among others. In Hong Kong where there are currently 12 Regus offices, another two are set to open shortly.
"By launching in Cambodia, we are opening doors for both local the international companies, offering them a flexible, low-risk route for growth," said Regus chief executive Mark Dixon.
He pointed out that with the strong performance of industries such as tourism, construction, transportation and finance, the country has considerable business potential.
The Regus centre is on the 18th floor of the Canada Bank Tower located at 315 Ang Doung Street corner Monivong Boulevard, which is the heart of the capital's banking area. While much of the building is occupied by the bank's headquarters, the 32-storey tower has a mixed-use development plan that will include three levels of serviced apartments, four levels of retail and F&B establishements and three levels of underground parking. The site spans a total area of 6,000 sqm.
Regus' serviced facility features 894 sqm of workspace, 54 offices (covering approximately 161 work stations), a business lounge and high speed wireless internet access.
The new centre also has two meeting rooms. The 34-sqm Ibis room can seat up to 12 people and features natural light. It is available for booking at an hourly, half-day or full-day basis at the rate of US$60, US$156 and US$240 respectively. The smaller 12-sqm Rumdul room can hold up to six people and can be booked at the rate of US$28 per hour, US$72 for half day and US$110 for full day. Both spaces can be arranged to a client's required layout – theatre, classroom, U-shape, cabaret or ballroom.
"Our work space in Phnom Pehn will allow businesses to explore the opportunities presented by Cambodia's flourishing economy without the burden of upfront investment in porperty or a lease on fixed premises," Dixon noted. "We believe that this is the ideal way for companies to grow in the current challenging economic climate."