UK: Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester set to open June 2022
Following the multi-award-winning success of Hotel Brooklyn, Manchester which launched in 2020, the super-friendly Brooklyn brand is expanding to Leicester – set to open its second property this June 2022. Adjacent to the Welford Road Stadium, home of the famous Leicester Tigers rugby team, the 191-room hotel will again be inspired by the New York Borough, with an industrial aesthetic, impressive atrium and exposed brickwork.
Like its sister property in Manchester, the hotel interior and its accessible rooms have been overseen by SquidInc, with specific features also designed by Motionspot, the UK’s leading accessible design company. Public spaces – including a working space, a Grandstand for watching films or live sport, a restaurant and bar – will all be significantly more expansive than the Manchester hotel. There will be a number of skyline suites, rooms with hot-tub terraces and executive suites with free-standing baths, dog-friendly rooms and quirky, modern lead-in rooms as well as spaces for sophisticated and fun corporate hospitality.
“The opening of Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester is probably more exciting than opening our first hotel in Manchester”, commented Paul Baylisss MBE, Regional General Manager of the Hotel Brooklyn Brand, Bespoke Hotels Ltd. ”The hotel has all of what the Brooklyn brand stands for, plus a magnificent array of public spaces. I’m certain Leicester will be very pleased indeed”.
Bedrooms & Suites
Like Hotel Brooklyn Manchester, the aesthetic of the 191 bedrooms have been inspired by Brooklyn’s loft spaces, peppered with immaculate features that favour quality and high-spec finishes, offering an atmosphere of irresistible familiarity. Beds have been upholstered in Burgundy leather, desk chairs are upholstered in soft fabrics and all rooms exhibit a feature wall inspired by the Graphic artist M.C. Escher: a mix of mathematical order and texture.
The Lair will be the hub of the hotel with an open plan bar, restaurant and vibrant living / working space that will provide a flexible, social environment. Whilst the bar will be at the centre of the open plan space, it will be the stepped seating area – The Grandstand – that provides the signature Brookyn uniqueness: an area for social movies and acoustic nights, for small gatherings and even laptop working. Surrounding this, big comfy sofas and rich patterned armchairs will offer guests opportunities to lie back, read, enjoy a record from the in-house collection or similar catch-up with friends day or night.
Linked with the central bar the restaurant provides a comfortable, unassuming space for up to 120 guests, with a theatre style Kitchen & Servery creating an unpretentious, interactive guest experience between the kitchen and diners.
Guests arriving in the reception space at Hotel Brooklyn, Leicester, will enter a dynamic atrium space, an indoor street with all the familiarity of a Brooklyn neighbourhood. Flooded with light from vast glass frontage, this lively multi-functioning area will feature red brick, ‘Ghost’ signage and exposed steel gantries providing the perfect urban backdrop for the ‘Pop Up Runyons’ Bar.
True to the Brooklyn brand, superb design and access for all and careful thought to anyone needing special care will be at the centre of the hotel’s philosophy. Hotel Brooklyn Leicester will push the boundaries for what a hotel should be offering as ‘the norm’ across all of its facilities. The hotel features 10 fully-accessible and 6 ambulant-accessible bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms in the style of Hotel Brooklyn Manchester featuring matt black brassware, grab rails and shower seats. All designed by Motionspot, we anticipate that these accessible rooms will soon become as well known and loved as they are in Manchester. All accessible rooms have adjoining rooms for carers if needed and back-of-house accessible changing and shower facilities ensure that the Brooklyn team can continue to be as diverse as its guests.
Event Room Concept
A versatile space that can be divided into 3 multi-functional rooms (Guys, Dolls and Curveballs) capable of accommodating all manner of events from meetings, celebrations, weddings and even screenings, with its state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and lighting.