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An Apartment-Like Hotel Room for the Traveling Professional

06.19.15 | By
An Apartment-Like Hotel Room for the Traveling Professional

Opening later this year, Zoku is a brand-new, hotel concept for traveling professionals that blends a home/office hybrid for extended stays while offering all the amenities of a hotel, plus being located in a thriving neighborhood. Zoku brought in concrete to help realize the idea of giving like-minded people a relaxed place to live, work, and socialize during their stay in Amsterdam.

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It’s definitely not your average hotel room, or even a typical extended stay hotel room. It’s more of a cleverly designed micro-apartment, or as they dub it, the “Zoku Loft”, that manages to give the feeling of spaciousness while packing in a ton of functionality. Notice how the staircase disappears into the cabinetry? You simply pull it out when it’s time to go to bed.

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The flexible interior focuses on the living and working space, as opposed to the sleeping quarters, making the four-person table a central element that can be used for work, eating, or relaxing.

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Behind the table is the kitchen which offers everything you need, including equipment by Siemens – induction cooker, a sink, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, and coffee maker.

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The retractable stairs lead to a king-size bed which is hidden behind the slatted folding doors. Underneath the bed is the work area that’s surrounded by storage.

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A two-seater sofa from Muuto lets the guest relax or have a place for company to sit.

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You can even get a workout in with the hanging rings.

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All photos copyright Ewout Huibers for concrete and ZOKU.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.