Hotel Brooklyn brand to open Leicester property

2 Jun 2020 by Mark Caswell
CGI image of the Hotel Brooklyn development in Leicester

Bespoke Hotels has announced plans for the second property under its Hotel Brooklyn brand.

The 191-room hotel is set to open in 2022 next to Leicester’s Welford Road Stadium – home to the Leicester Tigers rugby union team.

Features will include The Lair Restaurant and Bar, and American-style diner concept Runyon’s, which will be located within the hotel’s five-floor atrium space. There will also be “extensive conferencing and events facilities both in the hotel and inside the stadium”.

As with the brand’s existing Manchester property – which opened in February – the hotel will champion “beautifully-designed accessibility for all”.

The property is partnering with Motionspot, the UK’s leading accessible design company, to include accessible ‘Liberty’ rooms, and to ensure that all public spaces – from the reception, and restaurant, to bars, lifts and communal loos – feature an accessible design element.

CGI image of a room at the Hotel Brooklyn in Leicester

Commenting on the news 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.”

To read more about the issues facing disabled travellers and what some hotels are doing to overcome them, see our feature from May 2019:

Hotel accessibility: Equal measures

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