Hospitality group Edyn has announced plans to open the 13th property under its design-led Locke aparthotels brand.

Locke at East Side Gallery will mark the third German property for the group, and the first in Berlin. The aparthotel will feature views of the River Spree, close to Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte.

The new opening is designed by Matthew Grzywinski of Grzywinski+Pons and will comprise 176 studio apartments, a coworking area, coffee shop, deli, a flexible meeting and events space that includes a rooftop terrace, as well as a 24-hour gym on the eighth floor.

The aparthotel will also include “audiophile” bar and restaurant ANIMA, described as a hybrid venue offering “new immersive ways of experiencing music”.

Apartments will feature neutral tones, natural textures, timber panelling, textured glass and exposed concrete with pops of colour.

Social spaces on the ground floor feature built-in seating and planters crafted from locally sourced bricks composed of recycled sand and lime.

Eric Jafari, chief development officer and creative director at edyn, Locke’s parent brand, commented:

“Locke at East Side Gallery is a very special project for us. Berlin is a city filled with history, creativity and innovation and we are excited to be bringing Locke to this incredible location.

“With a partnership already established with concept bar and restaurant ANIMA, we look forward to partnering with more local businesses and creating a space in which guests can fully immerse themselves in the culture of the city.”

Bookings are open for the forthcoming property, with an early bird offer until April 12 featuring rates from €94 per night for stays until the end of December 2023.

The Locke brand was launched in 2016, and currently has a portfolio of 12 aparthotels including locations in London, Cambridge Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Earlier this year Edyn announced it had secured £105 million in funding to accelerate the European expansion of the brand.

Last year Locke acquired the NH Hotel in London’s Kensington and also announced plans to open its first aparthotel in the French capital in 2024:

Locke Hotels to debut in Paris in 2024