The Dutch hospitality brand Zoku announces new properties in two of the world’s most liveable cities: Copenhagen and Vienna. These locations will lay the foundation for the brand’s international roll-out when they open in 2020.
With the opening of Zoku Amsterdam in 2016, the brand defined a new category in the hospitality industry. By combining the best features of hotels, homes and co-working spaces in a smart and thoughtful way, Zoku delivers exactly what today’s travelling professionals need: a vibrant home base to live and work in a city for a few days to a few months and a relaxed place to socialise with like-minded locals and guests from around the world.
To carry this vision into new markets, Zoku is seeking partnerships with forward-thinking developers and investors in cities across Europe and North America. The Zoku team works closely with municipalities and real-estate partners to choose locations that complement and integrate with the surrounding neighbourhood, as well as providing easy access and quick connections to the city’s business, culture and entertainment areas.
Zoku Copenhagen will be situated on the Amager island just minutes to central Copenhagen and will accommodate 160 lofts, the largest number in the brand’s portfolio so far. Copenhagen’s City Council chose Zoku to develop the site because of its unique ability to realise the potential of local communities through innovative partnerships with other businesses. The new property will be shared with an organic-focused supermarket and the co-working concept Woods.
Zoku Vienna will be located in the city’s booming 2nd district, Leopoldstadt, close to the University of Economics and Business, the Exhibition and Congress Centre, and the iconic Prater, a public park that is known for its giant ferris wheel, the Riesen Rad. The property will open in early summer 2020 with 131 lofts. Set in the IG Immobilien group’s new Prater Glacis complex, Zoku Vienna will contribute to the creation of a dynamic and inspiring neighbourhood.
Each Zoku location is designed to facilitate interactions between like-minded travellers and locals. Bold Social Spaces, shared dining and rooftop terraces with lush gardens make Zoku a relaxed place for people to connect and collaborate. The Copenhagen property will have its own large meeting and event space, while the Vienna property will feature an additional coworking space on the building’s ground floor.