Founder and CEO of Native, Guy Nixon, is the visionary behind the aparthotel sector’s most innovative brand.
Native provides a home with the flexibility and amenities of a hotel but the heart and soul of a community. The brand was founded in 1998 after Guy identified ‘a new way to stay’.
He turned his back on a career in law to forge ahead with his idea and at its conception, the business had just £50,000 behind it.
Today Native includes 27 properties across the UK with Bristol and Leeds in the pipeline. Guy’s vision centres on strong design credentials and the brand has reimagined historic warehouses, striking modern developments and mews houses in London, Glasgow and, most recently, Manchester.
Native works with local partners and architects to bring these buildings back to life.
The latest opening, Native Manchester is the blueprint for Native’s future – the creation of a community living room for the modern city with 166 fully furnished apartments above.
Native Manchester opened in autumn 2019 and includes ‘Cultureplex’: a social hub with a restaurant, bar, coffee counter, MiniCini and BLOK fitness studio.