Historic Leeds hotel to undergo £16m renovation

The QHotels Group is investing £16m in a significant renovation of The Queens Hotel in Leeds.

Celebrating over 80 years in the city, the modernised hotel will pay homage to its rich history but will also play to the new way people are now using city-centre hotel spaces. 

The refurbishment includes renovation of all bedrooms, as well as adding an additional 16, bringing the room total to 232. Plans also include a social hub at the heart of the hotel, which will transform the ground floor with a multitude of communal areas as well as a boutique and personal check-in area. 

The retail food and beverage offer will be redeveloped with a vibrant wine bar, outdoor terrace that spills out into the heart of the City, extensive coffee space and a central restaurant offering afternoon tea and a la carte options.

Upperworth Studios and Iliard Design are working on the renovation project, which aims to retain and enhance as many of the building’s historical features, including the hotel reception’s barrel-vaulted ceiling and original timber floors as well as the listed red passenger lifts.

The new-look Queens Hotel will officially be unveiled summer 2021.

Related Stories
Dexter Moren Associates unveils UK and international project launches
This June 2021 will see the culmination of almost 10 years of work by Dexter Moren Associates on the Westin London City complex, a new-build development near St Paul's Cathedral.
Blackstone acquires Bourne Leisure
Blackstone has acquired Bourne Leisure, which operates the popular Warner Leisure Hotels, Butlin’s and Haven brands.
Plans revealed for performance venue in Toronto
Global esports and entertainment organisation OverActive Media has unveiled plans for the first performance venue to be built in Toronto since 2007.
Luxury hotel brand launches with three Scottish golf hotels
Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners is launching a new collection of luxury hotels along the Scottish golf coasts this summer.
Approval for £250m Leisure World regeneration
Southampton City Council has approved Sovereign Centros’ proposals for the regeneration of Leisure World in Southampton.