Queens Hotel Leeds partners with Living Ventures


UK: As part of its £16m refurbishment, The Queens Hotel has partnered with restaurant and bar operator Living Ventures to open the Grand Pacific and the Cafe Pacific this summer.

The Grand Pacific is a 100-cover restaurant with private dining rooms and a bar, which “aims to recreate the golden age of high society with a sumptuous yet relaxed charm accompanied by great service.” It will serve an all-day menu offering international dishes alongside British classics. Entertainment will be provided by Grand Pacific Palm Court Orchestra.

Traditional Sunday lunches and afternoon teas are including in the offering, with the cocktail bar creating drinks using spirits, spices and botanicals from across the world.

In addition to the main bar and restaurant, Cafe Pacific is an all-day dining hub offering coffees, drinks and snacks.

Richard Moore, group chief executive of The QHotels Group, said: “We are thrilled to finally reveal the exceptional food and drink offering we’re bringing to The Queens. With such a rich history, it seemed only fitting to bring on board a partner who celebrates the grandeur of times gone by but with that all important contemporary twist. Throughout the refurbishment we have retained historical details that make the hotel so special but have introduced elements such as the social hub that accommodate and celebrate the new way people use hotel spaces.”

Chairman of Living Ventures, Jeremy Roberts added: “We are delighted to bring this beautiful space back to life, echoing the glorious history of The Queens Hotel. Its heritage as a place to relax, eat, drink and just enjoy some of the pleasures of life simply oozes from the walls. It is our privilege and pleasure to let it continue to be what it was always meant to be.”

The hotel and Grand Pacific is scheduled to open this summer 2021. Plans include a renovation of all bedrooms as well a adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232.

QHotels Group first revealed plans for the renovation in January 2021, with building work already underway. Two months later, property investor Aprirose brought the QHotels Collection to market, which comprises 20 four-star hotels across the UK.

Aprirose has since announced that it has restructured the debt for the QHotels portfolio with Cindat Capital Management.

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