How This Chic Hotel Goes Beyond Aesthetic to Cater to Modern Travellers

A bed and breakfast are nice, but for today’s traveller, formerly ‘extra’ amenities are now basic offerings that score extra points.

A cafe, a co-working space, and a crossfit gym: these are the perks that come with staying at Whitworth Locke, an apartment-hotel in Manchester by Locke Hotels.

Here, guests are treated to complimentary yoga classes and guided meditations, while city residents also get access to the co-working spaces.

It’s defined by a combination of your community and ability to maintain your daily habits.

Designed by New York-based architects and designers Grzywinski+Pons, Whitworth Locke is built out of a former cotton mill, featuring 160 studios and suites with bespoke furniture and Smeg kitchens, fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils and dishes – all intended towards a homely environment that works for long and short stays alike.

The interiors are boldly and tastefully dressed with motifs in blush and lemon, taupe and terracotta, emerald and grey blue. A glass atrium in the centre of the structure houses pop-up bar The Conservatory, while Manchester coffee house Foundation Coffee has also set up shop.

“We’ve created a space where people can truly feel at home. From our perspective, a second home is more than the four walls,” says Eric Jafari, Locke co-founder and creative director. “It’s defined by a combination of your community and ability to maintain your daily habits.”

Inside, the hotel further reveals eye-candy colourways – click through the gallery below.



The Locke group also has locations in London (Leman Locke) and Edinburgh (Eden Locke). For more hotel interiors inspiration, head this way.



Photography by Nicholas Worley, courtesy of Whitworth Locke