Locke to open new Dublin hotel this December

Aparthotel brand Locke has announced plans to open its first hotel outside of the UK this month, with the opening of a new site on Dublin’s Ormond Quay.

Zanzibar Locke, which was developed on the site of an old nightclub, holds 160 guest rooms as well as access to co-working, meeting and events spaces, a workout studio and food and drink outlets. 

The building will also house BARAZA – an all-day restaurant by NolaClan, serving “Irish-inspired small plates and craft cocktails”. 

Stephen McCall, CEO of Edyn, who partnered with Locke for the build of this property said: “We have been incredibly fortunate that the extended-stay sector has performed comparatively well throughout the pandemic. 

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“While this year has been challenging for us all, at edyn we have benefited from the resilience and adaptability of our business model, combined with the financial strength and long-term outlook of our investors.” 

He added: “This allowed us to push forward with our expansion plans in a time when very few hotels were opening. Our portfolio has never felt more relevant and we look forward to further Locke openings across Europe in 2021, along with exciting transformation and growth plans for other edyn brands.”