Amsterdam’s hotel-office hybridAmsterdam, Netherlands
Hotels are fast becoming more than just a place to sleep. Zoku Amsterdam nails it by transforming a cosy abode into an office space then changes it back again. Lofts meld space efficiency with homey comforts – each boasts a kitchenette, nifty storage areas and chic decor. Your soft king-size bed, usually a hotel room centrepiece, is hidden away and accessible via a retractable staircase.
Beyond your loft, the top-floor open-plan common room is the place to get comfy and creative. Large windows lined with squishy couches and a hammock-dotted rooftop garden overlook the city. There’s also craft beer on tap, a games and music room, ping-pong table and high-speed wifi. The grab-and-go store offers tasty snacks or you can enjoy the breakfast buffet at one of the long communal tables and head to the bar in the afternoon for bevvies, olives and cheese plates.
Zoku also offers co-work memberships to local creative types, so you’re not only going to be surrounded by tourists either. Regular events, from acoustic music sessions to travel writing workshops, bring visitors and locals together.
- Express check-in and checkout
- Complimentary fast wifi and internet
- Fully equipped kitchen with microwave
- Nespresso coffee machines
- In-room office supplies
- Weekly room cleaning (for stays of seven nights or more)
Short stays starting from about US$140 night.