edyn’s popular aparthotel brand, Locke, is to see a number of new openings across the UK and Europe in 2021.
Its beautifully designed self-contained studio apartments – complete with fully fitted kitchens, living areas and laundry facilities – combine with dynamic, experiential social spaces typical of a lifestyle hotel.
Openings in 2021 will include a further two locations in London, a new property in Cambridge and the European expansion of the brand into Germany and Ireland,” comments Stephen McCall, CEO of edyn. “After demonstrating the resilience and adaptability of our business model throughout the pandemic, we’re excited to share further details of our Locke openings in 2021, which promises to be an exceptional year of growth for the brand across Europe.
“As international business and leisure travel reawakens, we are seeing new trends, tastes and priorities emerging. Locke’s hybrid home-meets-hotel concept has never felt more relevant, and we’re looking forward to expanding the brand into new markets to meet traveller demand for more spacious, self-contained accommodation.”
New openings for 2021
Kingsland Locke, Dalston – May 2021
Following a soft launch to essential workers in spring, Kingsland Locke will launch to consumer audiences in May 2021. Located in one of London’s most eclectic neighbourhoods, Kingsland Locke will house 124 contemporary studio apartments, as well as complimentary co-working space, on-site microbrewery and gin distillery, all-day restaurant, workout studio and coffee shop.
Zanzibar Locke, Ha’Penny Bridge, Dublin – May 2021
Situated on Ormond Quay, overlooking the River Liffey, Zanzibar Locke draws on its rich architectural heritage to inform its design. Developed on the site of the legendary Zanzibar Nightclub, the Georgian building has been sensitively restored by local contractors, joiners and artists to retain its original character, while combining the aspirational design, beautiful living space and custom furniture synonymous with Locke.
Schwan Locke, Theresienwiese, Munich, May 2021
Located just a few minutes’ walk from Theresienwiese, the site of Oktoberfest, Schwan Locke will feature 151 spacious studio apartments, as well as co-working space, workout studio, retail space, coffee shop and craft cocktail bar.
Wunderlocke, Sendling, Munich – July 2021
Continuing its European expansion, home-meets-hotel brand Locke will open WunderLocke in Sendling in July 2021. WunderLocke aims to disrupt the Bavarian capital with a hospitality concept unlike any other in the city, and the first Locke of its kind. The new opening will feature 360 stylish studio apartments, co-working area, meeting and event spaces, workout studio and outdoor heated swimming pool; as well as four food and drink outlets including an urban farm that will supply fresh herbs and vegetables to a farm-to-table concept, and rooftop cocktail bar with panoramic views of the Bavarian Alps.
Beckett Locke, North Docks, Dublin – August 2021
Tucked behind one of Dublin’s top music venues, the 3Arena, Beckett Locke is predicted to be the capital’s next hub for music, culture and culinary innovation. Situated at the North Wall Quay in the centre of Dublin’s Docklands, Beckett Locke will be a hub for young professionals and creatives that help bring the vibrant city to life. The design of Beckett Locke is directly inspired by its local surroundings as well as the area’s rich heritage.
Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge – September 2021
Forming part of the exciting new Eddington development by the University of Cambridge, Turing Locke is sure to set the precedent for modernity and style. The property will feature 180 of Locke’s signature fully fitted contemporary studio apartments along with a seasonal rooftop terrace and leafy courtyard, all-day restaurant, cocktail bar, coffee shop, retail space, co-working area, workout studio and meeting space. With a name inspired by the pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, Turing Locke can be found at the forefront of progress with its development forming part of one of the leading sustainable projects in the UK.
Buckle Street Studios by Locke, Aldgate, London – October 2021
Minutes away from the City, Tower Bridge and Brick Lane, the newly developed Buckle Street Studios by Locke will emerge in the heart of one of London’s most lively creative hubs. The new addition to the Locke portfolio breaks with convention, featuring 87 micro studios as well as 16 new hotel-style rooms, primed to accommodate guests looking for shorter stays without compromising the comforts of apartment-style living. Sitting adjacent to the first ever Locke property, Leman Locke, Buckle Street Studios will provide an unmatched contemporary and streamlined guest experience.