Leeds Hotel reopens after nine-month renovation

The Queens Leeds

UK: The Queens Hotel in Leeds has officially reopened after a £16 million renovation.

The hotel officially reopened on June 14th after being closed for nine months for renovations.

The property, which is located in City Square, has been a part of the Leeds community for more than 80 years. The renovations aimed to preserve the historic aspects of the hotel, while also adding a modern twist.

Alistair Campbell, general manager of The Queens Hotel Leeds, said: “The Queens Hotel is a special place with fond memories for many who have visited or stayed at the hotel. The transformation is truly spectacular and a huge boost to Leeds’ hospitality and tourism industry”

The newly renovated hotel aims to bring the outside in by creating places to socialise. The new lobby is designed to be a social hub for both guests and locals. The space allows for guests to socialise, dine, or do work.

The hotel also includes an array of other new communal spaces on the ground floor, including coworking spaces.

Throughout the course of the renovation, every guest room was redone, and 17 new rooms were added, increasing the number of rooms in the hotel to 232 total rooms.

The hotel will also open Grand Pacific, a new location for all day dining, including a 100-cover restaurant, private dining areas, a bar, and a cafe.

Campbell said: “This transformation has been eagerly awaited and after a tough time for the hospitality industry we can’t wait to open the doors and welcome the first guests back to this iconic Leeds landmark.”

The Queens Hotel is expected to draw substantial business from tourism due to its central location in Leeds. The hotel’s opening is expected to help support the local economy post-lockdown, and the property is expected to benefit from an increase in staycations and the return of football to the city.

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