Leeds hotel completes £4.5m makeover

Leeds city centre hotel Crowne Plaza has completed a £4.5m makeover.

The Wellington Street hotel had been undergoing a refurbishment since February 2017, adding an independent bar and restaurant, function suite and Club rooms.

135 bedrooms were also refurbished. This came following a major £1m refurbishment completed in early 2016 following the Boxing Day floods of 2015 which destroyed its car parks, storage facility and internal infrastructure.

Lynda Coaley, general manager at the Crowne Plaza Leeds, (pictured) said: “We’re thrilled with the results of our dramatic refurbishment. The investment has breathed new life into the hotel and the city’s tourism and leisure offering, too.

“With the city vastly expanding over the next few years, in line with Leeds running for Capital of Culture in 2023, it’s important that we establish ourselves as a high quality place to stay and we’re confident that by investing in the hotel to this level, we’ve done just that.

“Both corporate and leisure guests are set to benefit, and in turn, Leeds as a city will benefit too.”

Jennifer Young, head of Visitor Economy and Inward Investment at Visit Leeds, said: “It’s fantastic to see the results of such a major investment in the Crowne Plaza Leeds.

“The hotel is going from strength-to-strength and this multi-million pound makeover will only serve to reinforce their position as one of our city’s most prominent and popular hotels.”

Nicholas Northam, managing director for the UK division of Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts – the hotel management company that operates the Crowne Plaza Leeds, said: “Leeds is a really vibrant, buzzing city at present, and the Crowne Plaza Leeds’ new look really embodies that feel.

“We’re proud to see the team there reaping the rewards of their hard work and we’re sure the results of the hotel’s refurbishment will be well received across the city and beyond.”