With the continued development of co-living concepts across the globe, here is a look at some of the innovators bringing the idea to life. These brands have worked to turn co-living, with all its benefits, into a viable option for business travelers, whether it be for a few nights or a few months.
Amsterdam based Zoku provides a host of living spaces designed to encourage connection, from the obvious living, eating, and working spaces to more noteworthy music corners, game, and treatment rooms.
Roost Apartment Hotel
Roost, a new concept in and around Philadelphia, is geared toward the relocating professional and their families. Roost definitely offers an authentic, relaxed aesthetic.
One of the most best-known players in the co-working sector, WeWork, is back with their new co-living brand, WeLive. They currently have locations in New York and Washington, D.C.
Marriott, known for its excellence in the hospitality industry, has even joined the co-living game with over 50 Element properties across the globe. Element has the feel of a clean, albeit sterile, brand hotel with kitchenettes coupled with community spaces and wellness options that include bikes for guests to borrow.
Started in Wichita, Kansas, WaterWalk positions itself between extended stay hotel and corporate housing. WaterWalk is run by CEO Jack DeBoer, who, as the former founder for Residence Inn, knows a thing or two about extended stay.
With a little over a dozen locations across the globe form Santa Cruz to Lisbon, Outsite seems a bit more relaxed in atmosphere and is intended for the “flexible professional.”
Based in New York City, Roam offers alternatives for the digital nomad looking to test “the boundaries between work, travel and life adventure.” Their branding even hints at a tribal aesthetic.
Located in the heart of the financial district of New York, The Assemblage, in addition to the standard co-living amenities one would expect, offers upscale hotel-style services, complimentary laundry, and wellness programming.