Iconic Leeds Landmark The Queens Hotel Set For £16 Million Refurbishment
The QHotels Group has announced a £16million investment in a significant renovation of The Queens Hotel in Leeds. The iconic building, located in the very heart of Leeds city centre will officially be unveiled in summer 2021, with building work already underway.
Celebrating over 80 years in the city, the modernised hotel aims to not only pay homage to its rich history but most importantly, it will play to the ‘new way’ people are now using city-centre hotel spaces. Although the hotel will be open for business from March, the full refurbishment will be unveiled in the summer and includes a much-anticipated renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232. However, upgrading the bedroom offering at The Queens Hotel, Leeds, is just one part of the journey.
With plans for an exciting ‘social hub’ at the heart of the hotel, the 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 a place to meet with friends, colleagues or an alternative to ‘working from home’ surroundings.
One of the centre-pieces of the refurbishment will be the overhaul of the retail food and beverage offer. To be officially unveiled nearer the opening, guests are promised one of the best cocktail and dining experience in Leeds, with a wine bar, outdoor terrace that spills out into the heart of the City, extensive coffee space and central restaurant offering the likes of afternoon tea and a la carte options.
Working with Upperworth Studios and Iliard Design, every detail has been chosen to re-transform the hotel into a destination with a difference, aligning design with guest comfort. The renovation also aims to retain and enhance as many of the building’s historical art deco features, creating unique spaces for new and dedicated regulars of The Queens Hotel, Leeds, to enjoy.
Full restoration of the hotel reception’s barrel-vaulted ceiling and original timber floors aims to provide a showstopping ground floor, whilst the iconic famous red passenger lifts will be lovingly renovated and brought into the 21st century with modernised functionality. As a nod 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, says: “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”.
For more info visit: Thequeensleeds.co.uk/transformation