The new Mercure Leeds Centre Hotel was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty, and Lady Mayoress, Councillor Pat Latty, at a launch party organised by general manager Ruslana Yarmolyuk on the 18th of September.
Attendees, including Splendid Hospitality’s Chairman Shiraz Boghani, Vice Chairman Nadeem Boghani, CEO Stuart Bailey, CFO Deshan Karunaratne, partners from construction, architecture and design, as well as many other Splendid family members were all served with elegant cocktails and canapés. Stuart Bailey gave a speech and thanked everyone involved in the refurbishment and then introduced the Lord Mayor who spoke about the surrounding area’s history.
“We are pleased to introduce a first-class and memorable accommodation option to business and leisure travellers to Leeds, and to offer a characterful restaurant and bar to the locals who live or work in the area,” said Stuart Bailey, CEO Splendid Hospitality.
Splendid Hospitality Group acquired the former New Ellington Hotel in the heart of the Leeds financial district in January 2016. The property has been completely refurbished with design inspired by the city’s tailoring heritage and Yorkshire’s textile industry, 59 bedrooms and a restaurant called The Loom.
Contemporary design and quirky features merge with Yorkshire textiles and collectibles reminiscent of a traditional tailor shop. The Loom serves locally-sourced modern British dishes, whilst The Loom bar has a retro feel and is ideal for after-work cocktails.
Mercure Leeds Centre is Splendid Hospitality’s third Accor property to open under the strengthening franchise partnership. Splendid Hospitality is one of the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups, comprising of independent properties and major brands including Accor, Hilton and IHG.
Splendid Hospitality Group is the operator and developer of a portfolio of 19 hotels with over 2000 bedrooms and more than 800 staff (known as ‘family members’). It is one of the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups which has made a name for itself through the design, construction and operation of a full range of hotel styles and locations across the UK, ranging from limited service to luxury.