A TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive, we take a look inside the design-focused Zanzibar Locke Hotel, completed in 2021.
Heritage meets contemporary design
Last year, edyn group’s lifestyle hospitality brand Locke opened its first home-meets-hotel property outside the UK with the launch of Zanzibar Locke at Dublin.
Overlooking the Ha’penny Bridge and the River Liffey, this new property places guests on Ormond Quay in Dublin city centre.
The property draws inspiration from the heritage of the Georgian building and former Zanzibar nightclub it occupies. The site has been restored and developed by Dublin-based interior design studio O’Donnell O’Neill Design and C+W O’Brien Architects.
By working with local contractors, carpenters and artists, O’Donnell O’Neill has managed to retain the building’s original character and merge that character with a sleek modern design showcasing the contemporary fixtures and bespoke furnishings. for which the Locke brand has become recognized.
Designed for customers and residents
In total, Zanzibar Locke is home to 160 studios as well as a gym and the BARAZA restaurant, operated by NolaClan, on the mezzanine offering coffee and light snacks in the morning before becoming a lively restaurant serving small plates and craft cocktails each. evening.
Locke specializes in catering for the hybrid travel concept combining the space and comfort of home with the experience and design of a boutique hotel. Each studio is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen and a living space.
Building an environment embedded in the social fabric of its neighborhood, the brand has worked with an array of Irish partners and suppliers to curate everything from the property’s interiors to its music playlists.