The QH Group has announced a £16 million investment in a significant renovation of The Queens Hotel, Leeds, located in the heart of Leeds city centre. To help boost the city’s hospitality industry, the new-look Queen Hotel will officially be unveiled this summer with building work already underway.
Celebrating over 80 years in the city, the modernised hotel will not only pay homage to its rich and iconic history but to the new way people are now using exciting city-centre hotel spaces. Although the hotel will be open for business from spring, the full refurbishment will be unveiled in the summer and includes a new renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232.
With plans for an exciting social hub at the heart of the hotel, the totally transformed ground floor will offer a multitude of communal areas, as well as creating a boutique and personal check-in area. The hotel will soon offer the ideal place to meet with friends, colleagues or to upgrade ‘working from home’ surroundings.
One of the centre-pieces of the refurbishment will be the completely transformed retail food and beverage offer. To be officially unveiled nearer the opening, guests can expect what is set to be the best cocktail and dining experience in Leeds, with a vibrant wine bar, an outdoor terrace that showcase the heart of the City, aligning design with guest’s comfort. The renovation also aims to retain and enhance as many of the building’s historic art deco features, creating unique spaces for new and dedicated regulars of The Queens Hotel to enjoy.
Full restoration of the hotel reception’s barrel-vaulted ceiling and original timber floors will provide a showstopping ground floor, whilst the iconic listed red passenger lifts will be lovingly renovated and brought into the 21st century with modernised functionality. To add to the hotel’s glamorous history, a selection of new chandeliers and pendant hanging lights will feature in the public areas with the beautiful existing art deco style lighting throughout the hotel.
Richard Moore, Group Chief Executive of The QHotels Group, which boasts a 21-strong, nationwide portfolio of hotels said, “It’s a real pleasure to be part of such an exciting project for the group and the city of Leeds. The Queens Hotel, Leeds, is a special place, with fond memories for many who have visited or stayed at the hotel. It therefore provides a wonderful contrast of positivity for everyone at such challenging times. We’re very fortunate to have supportive shareholders who, despite the current economic conditions, remain passionate and continue to share our vision for the hotel. We are excited about the project ahead of us and can’t wait to share the next chapter of our exciting journey”.
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