Hotel room boasts retractable staircase and hideaway loft bed

The 259-square-foot / 24-square-meter Zoku lofts, created by the Dutch design company Concrete, set new standards in the intelligent use of space. As living/working hybrids, these hotel rooms can easily be adjusted to become cozy, business-like or something in between.
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The elevated sleeping area can be screened off for visitors.

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The sleeping area

concrete-compact-hotel-room-loft-5 concrete-compact-hotel-room-loft-6In a regular hotel room or studio apartment, the bed always dominates. At Zoku, a big kitchen table serves as focal point.

concrete-compact-hotel-room-loft-7 concrete-compact-hotel-room-loft-8 concrete-compact-hotel-room-loft-9The loft also features plenty of storage space as well as an alcove desk.

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With Zoku, which is Japanese for family, tribe, or clan, HotelsAhead wanted to create a new category in the hotel industry. A home-office hybrid, also suitable for long stays. Zoku will have the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighborhood. The first Zoku is expected to open in Amsterdam in the fall of 2015.
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