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Eden Locke, the design-led lifestyle aparthotel, is set to open in the capital in July

Published: June 8, 2017
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Locke Hotels, the design-led lifestyle aparthotel, has announced it will open on George Street in the heart of Edinburgh in early July, in a Georgian listed property.

A unique concept, Eden Locke has been designed to meet the needs of the modern traveller, tailored around how we eat, sleep and live.

Picture: Eden Locke, contributed

The aparthotel consists of 72 studios, disbursed over six floors, and is the result of a complete restoration of the historic building.

An example of the re-energising of Edinburgh’s West End, Eden showcases the integrity of the New Town building's historic fabric, woven with contemporary design and creativity.

Each studio has been designed to champion modern travel, fusing the comforts and autonomy of residential living with the character, service and amenities of a design-led boutique hotel.  The meticulously stylish interiors are the vision of New York architects Grzywinski+Pons.

Eden Edinburgh

Picture: Studio 2, Eden Locke, contributed

The property’s private and public spaces have been created to subtly channel Edinburgh’s unique personality; ranging from the spirits offering, artwork, design and uniforms, to the ethos and culture.

At the heart of the building is Hyde & Son, Eden Locke’s third wave coffee bar by day, and stylish wine and cocktail bar by night, offering a carefully curated selection of wines and artisan spirits including an array of Scottish gins and whiskies.

Eric Jafari, Eden Locke Development’s Managing Director and Locke’s creator, said: “We’re honoured for Edinburgh to be the home of our second Locke. This city is a natural destination for our concept: historic, progressive, creative, understated and dynamic, much like we aspire Eden Locke to be.

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"We aim for Locke to be an effective representation of Edinburgh – a destination that creatively champions the new and old.  While Edinburgh has traditionally been recognised as a historic destination, we believe its creative and entrepreneurial spirit should also be celebrated."

“Our research has revealed that modern urban travellers want more than a comfortable night’s stay. They want to immerse themselves in the local culture and they want their lodging to facilitate this experience, whether it’s for a weekend or a week.”



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