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Hans Meyer

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Zoku

Hans Meyer is co-founder and managing director of Zoku, a re-invented apartment hotel concept, facilitating global living and working for the independent travelling professional. Launching in 2015, Zoku has created a new category in the hotel industry – a home-office hybrid, with the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighbourhood. He is responsible for concept development, branding, marketing, operations and strategic partnerships.

A firm believer of value creation and innovation for the international hospitality industry, Hans founded HotelsAhead in 2003, an Amsterdam-based consultancy that develops new hotel concepts and business models.

Before Zoku and HotelsAhead, Hans worked for large international hotel chains like NH Hoteles, Golden Tulip Hotels, Inns and Resorts and citizenM, for which he was the initial creator. He has held senior corporate positions in Operations and Development, where he was responsible for projects throughout Europe, Africa, The Middle-East and Central America.

Hans is also a mentor for the Rockstart Accelerator start-up programme, and a member of the advisory board of The Hub Amsterdam. He was educated at Hotelschool The Hague and Cornell University in The United States.