Zoku provides an award-winning home base for traveling professionals who are living and working in a city for periods from a few days to a few months.
Thriving Neighborhood for Global Nomads
Zoku, which is Japanese for family, tribe or clan, facilitates global living and working for the traveling professional. Zoku is a new category in the hotel industry: a flexible home/office hybrid, also suitable for long stays, with the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighborhood. You can live, work, relax and socialize with like-minded people – while getting wired into the city.
Welcome to Zoku
A place you can call a second home, even on your first visit.
So much more than a long stay hotel. It’s a neighborhood.
Where the neighbors borrow more than a cup of sugar.
They share ideas and ambitions.
They mix the local lowdown with the global highlights.
Where the word on the street keeps you streets ahead.
For this is a ‘good company’ company where everyone can bring their dreams to the table.
Where those busy connecting the world can catch up with each other and the scene surrounding them.
Smart and uncompromising, Zoku is a hive of smart lofts and friendly spaces, designed so you can stay connected, well rested and throw yourself into your work, your play and our city.
This is a place that is furnished to fit, not to split.
Encouraging each other to live, not exist.
To dream, not sleep.
To smarten up, rather than dumb down.
To go at it together, rather than alone.
Together we can work hard, play strong and rest easy.
Whilst we blur borders, combine cultures and live our dreams.
Because there is no planet B.
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE THIS WORLD BETTER
Sustainability within Zoku goes well beyond a proper insulated building, LED lighting and energy saving systems like heat recovery and intelligent building management systems. Although we are proud to say that we are an officially Green Key Gold certified hotel, we think that this standard should be the basics of any new place opening up in town. Sustainability is not a hype, it’s an important part of preserving our planet.
As space is becoming scarcer in urban areas, the way we use space sustainably to meet long term accommodation requirements becomes more and more relevant. Office space is present 8.700 hours per year, during which it has to be managed, heated/cooled/illuminated and maintained. All this office space has a huge environmental impact. However, if you deduct non-operating hours like evenings/nights/early mornings, week-ends and holidays, this space is only used a little more than 2.200 hrs per year.
Smart use of space
New technology and new working habits create a huge opportunity to improve the use of existing space and limiting the need for new space. Smart solutions that create the opportunity to use less square meters and facilitate 24/7, multifunctional use are needed. The Zoku Loft combines all this (living/working and micro living) by creating a spacious experience in a minimum area of just 25 m2.
In addition, Zoku also offers its residents more green spaces in order for them to better experience the seasons in an urban environment, sustainable transport options and Zoku will source local products wherever possible through Zoku’s Living Kitchen. In addition moss sedum rooftops can act as insulation material, to cool down the buildings, and absorb air pollution and catch rainwater.