Although the hotel will be open for business from March, the full refurbishment will be unveiled later in the year and will feature newly renovated bedrooms, as well as an additional 16 rooms, bringing the room total to 232.
The hotel also plans to include a “social hub” which will be situated on the ground floor and will offer a multitude of communal areas, as well as creating a boutique and personal check-in area.
One of the “centre-pieces” of the refurbishment will be the transformed retail food and beverage offer which will include a cocktail and dining experience in Leeds, with a “vibrant” wine bar, outdoor terrace that spills out into the heart of the City, extensive coffee space and central restaurant offerings such as afternoon tea and A La Carte options.
The renovation also aims to retain and enhance as many of the building’s historical “art deco features”, creating unique spaces for new and dedicated regulars of the hotel.
Richard Moore, group chief executive of The QHotels Group, said: “It’s a real pleasure to be part of such an exciting project for the group and the city of Leeds. The Queens Hotel, Leeds, is a special place, with fond memories for many who have visited or stayed at the hotel.
“It therefore provides a wonderful contrast of positivity for everyone at such challenging times. We’re very fortunate to have supportive shareholders who, despite the current economic conditions, remain passionate and continue to share our vision for the hotel.”
He added: “We are excited about the project ahead of us and can’t wait to share the next chapter of our exciting journey.”