Hans Meyer is co-founder of Zoku, a Dutch hospitality brand known for its micro-apartments and creative workspace. Forbes calls Zoku “one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world”.
With the launch of Zoku Amsterdam in 2016, Hans and his team created an entirely new category in the hotel industry. The award-winning Zoku Loft is a home-office hybrid that reimagines the traditional guest room and replaces it with an innovative concept that seamlessly facilitates living and working.
Hans was first inspired to create Zoku in 2009, when he travelled the world as a remote worker for nine months. Then 40, he visited Bali, Buenos Aires, and Washington DC. He was on a self-imposed mission to understand the emerging nomad demographic – and how hotels and hospitality would need to shift in response to them.
In 2021, Zoku launches two new properties in Copenhagen and Vienna, and pivots to focus on subscription living for digital nomads and team retreats for remote companies.
Before founding Zoku, Hans was the initial creator and founding partner of the citizenM hotel concept. Educated at Hotelschool
The Hague and Cornell University in the US, he worked globally in senior corporate positions with NH and Golden Tulip Hotels.
Hans has served as a judge for the Accenture Innovation Awards and the Ahead awards for hospitality, experience and design. He has also been a mentor for the Rockstart Accelerator program in Amsterdam.
Hans Meyer at FrameLab talk
Hans Meyer in conversation with Daniel Bach from Monocle: