The Vibe: Munich arts and crafts.
The Area: Minutes from Theresienwiese, the site of the Oktoberfest and and Winter Tollwood (Munich’s ‘alternative’ Christmas market) in Ludwigsvorstadt.
The DNA: Creating a space that pays homage to the artistic movement that integrates traditional crafts and industrial mass production techniques, London based Fettle ensured they ‘locked’ into the the existing aesthetic of Locke aparthotels. Schwan Locke‘s pastel colours and devastating retro looks, the guest apartments and suites, lobby, coffee shop and guest lounge, bar, courtyard and gym all adhere to inspired design principles. A place for locals and visitors alike – be that settling in for the afternoon to do some work, meeting with friends in the café or checking into an apartment for anything from one night to well how long’s a piece of string – Locke aims to inspire and connect the likeminded individuals who step over their threshold; something Fettle has reiterated by designing comfortable and inviting spaces throughout. Bespoke furniture sits alongside pieces from brands such as Hay, Petite Friture, &Tradition and Adico; with lighting by Visual Comfort, Dyke & Dean and Original BTC, as well as bespoke pieces made by Northern Lights.
Suite-Me-Up: The colourful palette of muted reds, greens, yellows and blues used within guest rooms imbibe a sense of fun, echoing the era of the early modernist Deutscher Werkbund movement, originating in Munich in the early 20th century.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 151 studios & apartments (22-37m2) (237-398 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2021 (previously Ghotel) • interior design: Fettle ❌ no parking available • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk