Locke Kensington — Photo by edyn
Locke Kensington — Photo by edyn

edyn, the hybrid hospitality pioneer revolutionising the extended stay sector, today announces the expansion of its lifestyle brand Locke with the acquisition of the NH hotel in London's exclusive Kensington and Chelsea district.

The property will be edyn's sixth Locke in London, joining Kingsland Locke, Buckle Street Studios by Locke, Locke at Broken Wharf, Leman Locke, and Bermonds Locke. The acquisition adds further momentum to edyn's growth in Europe, with new properties under development in Berlin, Zurich, Lisbon, and most recently in Munich with the opening of Wunderlocke in the city's Sendling district.

Due to open in June 2023, the aparthotel will comprise 121 apartments, ranging from studios to one- and two-bed open-plan living spaces. The lobby and common areas will be complemented by a bar, restaurant, co-working space, meeting areas, and private gardens.

Prominently situated on the historic Cromwell Road, the hotel is in a neighbourhood rich with cultural diversions and is within walking distance of some of London's most famous museums, including the Design Museum, the Victoria & Albert, and the Natural History Museum.

The hotel is being designed by London-based architects and designers Atelier Ochre, alongside interior design specialists House of Dré. Their mandate is to create beautiful, authentic, and liveable spaces for both hotel guests and the local community. Drawing inspiration from the iconic art deco style of Derry & Tom's Department store and the golden age of Kensington, the design channels a glamorous mid-century aesthetic complete with ample green spaces and a carefully sequenced guest journey, with a contemporary approach which reflects the wants and needs of modern travellers.

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