SACO Property Group’s apart-hotel brand, Locke, has recently opened its first apart-hotel in Manchester, following the successful launches of the Leman Locke (in London) and the Eden Locke (in Edinburgh).
Set in a 19th century building in Manchester’s civic quarter, the apart-hotel has been renovated from the former BridgeStreet Atrium apartments, and re-designed by Grzywinski+Pons, who were also the leading architects for the London and Edinburgh apart-hotels. The newly designed building now accommodates 160 self-contained suites, a Crossfit gym, co-working spaces, a cocktail bar and a coffee house, run by Foundation Coffee.
The Co-Founder of the apart-hotel brand, Eric Jafari commented: "Whitworth Locke encompasses our ambitions and is demonstrative of the brand's future. This is a very special project for us. We know modern travellers increasingly value their social experiences and personal connections. We've created a space where people can truly feel at home. From our perspective, a second home is more than the four walls, it's defined by a combination of your community and ability to maintain your daily habits."
The Locke brand is undoubtedly leading the way for the apart-hotel market and has managed to create a beautiful product that satisfies the modern day demands of both the corporate market, whilst also appealing to the millennial leisure travellers.
Image Credit: Grzywinski+Pons