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ConferenceLeeds celebrating investment in venues

A total of £100 million has been invested to make improvements to some of the city’s most prestigious venues
06/07/2017

Pictured: Crowne Plaza Hotel in Leeds, which has finished a £4m refurbishment

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating a string of wins among its venue portfolio following significant investment in a number of Leeds locations.

Across the city a total of £100 million has been invested to make improvements to some of the city’s most prestigious venues, alongside a range of new openings. The investments include the refurbishments of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the rebrand of Bewleys Hotel to the Clayton and the openings of Cloth Hall Court and Weetwood Hall, as well as investment in each of the award-winning venues.

This is alongside welcoming the new ibis Styles hotel, as well as the launch of the Dakota Deluxe Leeds hotel, a luxury chain that is the first of its kind in England.

The award wins and investment come ahead of Leeds’ bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2023, which will see the city scrutinised on its accommodation stock and ability to cater for increased business and leisure tourism.

Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, added: “With Leeds being named as the fifth most popular conferencing city according to the 2016 BMEIS report, this investment in our venue portfolio is vital in ensuring the spaces we have are of the highest quality. The investment also makes a valuable contribution to the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2023 so comes at a very exciting time, extending the brilliant facilities that we have on offer.”

Some of the most significant investment includes a £4m refurbishment of the Crowne Plaza, which launched in early June and includes brand new bedrooms and suites, the creation of a club lounge, a new restaurant and bar and meeting and events facilities. The £3m rebrand of the Bewleys Hotel to the Clayton Hotel is set to continue until early next year.


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