Locke, SACO’s new aparthotel brand, has unveiled its leadership team for its first property, Leman Locke in Aldgate and the wider Locke operation as the brand is rolled out.
Ashley Ely will lead a team of 35 as General Manager, fresh from The Zetter Hotel and previously Chewton Glen and Gravetye Manor. Samantha Sheridan joins SACO as Commercial Manager, focusing first on the launch of Leman Locke in October, bringing extensive experience in opening boutique and lifestyle hotels across the UK including for Yotel and citizenM.
SACO is working with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in an attempt to recruit at least 20% of staff for Leman Locke, which will offer 168 apartments, meeting rooms, gym, bars, dining and copious communal space, from the local area.
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