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Phil Hopkins
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6:34 AM 16th June 2021
travel

Iconic Queens Hotel Re-opens After Facelift

L-R: Paul Priest, Business Development Manager; Lady Mayoress Robina Kosar; the Lord Mayor, Asghar Khan; GM Alistair Campbell
L-R: Paul Priest, Business Development Manager; Lady Mayoress Robina Kosar; the Lord Mayor, Asghar Khan; GM Alistair Campbell
One of Leeds’ premier hotels – ‘The Queens’ in City Square – has re-opened following an extensive £16m facelift.

And the property – which is celebrating its 80th birthday – is reporting a spike in bookings as the country gradually exits lockdown and more people favour a UK weekend break or staycation.

The Queens Hotel refurbishment includes a renovation of all 215 existing bedrooms with the addition of another 17 bringing the total room count to 232.


The hotel also pays homage to its rich and iconic history although managers say it will also play to the ‘new way’ people are now using city-centre hotel spaces for co-working and socialising.

The ground floor has been totally transformed into a host of communal areas, with a ‘social hub’ at the heart of the hotel. The cohesive space will give visitors flexible options to socialise, work, or dine. The Queens Hotel says it is bringing ‘the outside in’ by offering communal spaces targeted as much at locals as hotel guests.

Visitors can also expect a top-notch cocktail and dining experience thanks to Grand Pacific, a sumptuous all-day dining destination comprising a 100-cover restaurant, private dining rooms, bar and cafe.

Alistair Campbell, General Manager of The Queens Hotel Leeds, said: “This transformation has been eagerly awaited and after a tough time for the hospitality industry we can’t wait to welcome guests back to this iconic Leeds landmark.

“The Queens Hotel is a special place with fond memories for many who have visited or stayed there and the transformation is truly spectacular and a huge boost to Leeds’ hospitality and tourism industry.

For those interested in being amongst the first to sample the Grand Pacific menu, the restaurant is hosting a soft launch offer up to and including 27th June.

Guests can receive 50% off their food bill by signing up here: https://news.grandpacific.uk.com/leeds_signup/