Zoku International is pleased to announce the appointment of Christoph (“Chris”) Hager as Rollout Lead Europe based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Chris’ arrival drives forward the company’s ambition to bring Zoku to the most innovative and creative capitals in the world. He will be helping a team of forward-thinking individuals grow the company’s footprint with leases, management agreements and selected joint ventures.
With over 12 years of experience in hospitality real estate and hotel operations, Chris has held deal-making and key underwriting roles in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide. Most recently, Chris established and led a dedicated feasibility team for Starwood based in Dubai for the Middle East and Africa.
Chris holds a Tourism Diploma from Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland and a Hospitality Business Management Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Marc Jongerius, Co-Founder of Zoku, said: “We are excited to have Chris join our passionate team as we expand our footprint to strategic locations globally. With his background in hotel development and operations, Chris will be a valuable addition, acting as the main point of contact for our rollout strategy going forward.”
Zoku is a new category in the hotel industry that facilitates global living and working. It’s a home/office hybrid, with the services of a hotel topped with the social buzz of a thriving neighborhood. Zoku’s social spaces are a great place to work, share a meal or meet kindred spirits. Made for mobile professionals, Zoku Lofts are spacious micro-apartments that can be personalized. The first Zoku opened in May 2016 in Amsterdam. Since then Zoku has gained international press coverage with the likes of Forbes (quoted “One of the Coolest 25 Hotels in The World”), CNN, Tech Insider, Business Insider and FastCompany.