Modernised city hotel re-opens following £16m upgrade

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After undergoing a £16m transformation for the past nine months The Queens Hotel Leeds has re-opened its doors to guests from Monday 14 June.

The hotel says it has seen a huge spike in bookings and its managers are looking to take advantage of a staycation boom, thanks to continuing uncertainty surrounding foreign holidays.

The refurbishment has included a renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 17 bedrooms, bringing the total to 232.

Also, the building’s ground floor has been turned into a host of communal areas, with a ‘social hub’ at the heart of the hotel. The space will give visitors flexible options to socialise, work, or dine.

The hotel will be home to Grand Pacific, an all-day dining destination comprising a 100-cover restaurant, private dining rooms, bar and café.

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

“There has been an overwhelming response to the opening and with people excited to get back out and about to city life we can’t wait to showcase the new look to guests, whether they are staying, utilising our co-working spaces or enjoying the new restaurant.”

For those interested in being amongst the first to sample the Grand Pacific menu, the restaurant is hosting a soft launch offer available from 14 to 27 June.