Mantra Samui's new lounge

Mantra Samui's new lounge

Mantra Samui Resort has opened a new ‘Work | Lounge’, a dedicated space for people looking to work on holiday, and visitors and locals looking for a workspace to share with like-minded people.

Visitors not staying at the resort can choose from purchasing half day access for THB 300 or a monthly pass for THB 12,000 (USD 375). In addition to an air-conditioned space with high speed wifi, customers will have access to a guest pantry (stocked with a selection of drinks and snacks), a printer, an IP telephone for free international calls, hot desks, and a blackboard. There are also sofa areas, a billiard table, TV screens, and a PlayStation.

The resort’s latest move comes as the demand for non-fixed work environments soars in Thailand. The Bangkok Post reported last month that the market for co-working spaces in Thailand has increased by 25% this year. In 2012 there were only four co-working spaces nationwide. By the end of this year that figure is expected to reach 150.