UK: Bespoke Hotels is to open a second Hotel Brooklyn property in in Leicester in summer 2022, following the February opening of the first, in Manchester.
Located beside the expanded Welford Road Stadium – home to the Leicester Tigers rugby team – Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester will feature 191 bedrooms and will “raise the bar when it comes to beautifully-designed accessibility for all”.
Designed by Squid Inc – the company behind renowned Hotel Gotham and Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester – the new Hotel Brooklyn will offer “high-class corporate hospitality, versatile dining showcasing both European and American influences, and atmospheric accommodation with a number of skyline suites”. Inclusive design of the hotel will again be driven by the design statement capability of Motionspot, the UK’s leading accessible design company, positioning itself as Leicester’s most accessible hotel.
Oliver Redfern, lead interior designer at Squid Inc said: “This hotel has a very unique neighbour in the form of Leicester Tigers rugby club and will most definitely add a little extra inspiration into the design. Architectural features, such as the striking central atrium stretching over five floors, will allow us to take the Brooklyn ethos – a palpable anti-slick, anti-corporate sensibility – to a whole new level. This hotel will be irresistibly familiar: a place where outsiders become insiders, and a destination of true hospitality.”
Robin Sheppard, chairman of Bespoke Hotels, said: “We are thrilled to have secured this fantastic site in Leicester – right next door to the Welford Road Stadium. Being built by our trusted partners Marshall CDP, with whom we have worked several times before, we believe Hotel Brooklyn is a perfect fit for Leicester. It will bring a destination hotel into the heart of the city, attract a new audience of customers and, we hope, become a business of which the city will be truly proud.”