Located in the heart of Manchester, Whitworth Locke is a luxurious aparthotel that is designed to reflect the changing needs of today’s traveller. The 160-studio property is centered around a glass atrium and includes a crossfit gym, third wave coffee house, exclusive pop-up cocktail bar and co-working spaces.
Each studio revolves around Locke’s designer living spaces, allowing guests to surround themselves in space and comfort. The result is a modern take on an aspirational second home with bespoke bathrooms and fully fitted kitchens that are ideal for both short and long stays.
Previously three cotton export mills – one of which is grade 2 listed in the Scottish Baronial Style - the venue was transformed by acclaimed New York architects and designers Grzywinski+Pons. The building was knitted together by a magnificent glass atrium which features The Conservatory, an exclusive pop-up cocktail bar.
The interiors are designed with a blush colour palette, opulent textiles and colourways of sage, taupe, apricot and terracotta that are complimented by dark tones to create a noir luxury aesthetic.
Whitworth Locke’s own crossfit gym, The Locker Room, is a premium fitness space that includes equipment for bodyweight exercises, a hydration and cool down space and offers regular complimentary classes for guests, including yoga and guided meditation.
The property also houses FDN Whitworth, of Manchester’s renowned Foundation Coffee, providing a backdrop where people can taste third wave coffee and socialise. Plus, the co-working space available for guests and city residents, creates a destination where guests can combine rest, leisure and work.