The 41-room hotel, which entered administration in February 2018, was converted from an 18th century flour mill in the early nineties by its former owner Jonathan Wix.
Pollard said his vision is to reignite the brand, rebuild and to develop a “five-star luxury experience to surpass the expectations synonymous with 42 The Calls when it opened 27 years ago”.
Pollard’s multi-million pound investment will blend high-end contemporary suites into the footprint of the 18th century corn mill while ensuring the building’s heritage is protected.
Pollard said: “I am extremely excited about the future and huge potential of this hotel and look forward to creating something special in support of our long-standing customers. I am of firm belief that I have the ability to reset the vision while reigniting the fundamental, core values of 42 The Calls Hotel.
“This comes from having the right capability and balance of ambition to help rescue what has been a diminishing local brand in desperate need of significant investment for some years. I have the vision, foresight and renewed ambition to invest in what will be a very exciting venture.”
He added: “I plan to transform and redevelop 42 The Calls into breathtaking accommodation that will take the hotel back to its roots of being in the Premier League. Embracing the 18th century converted corn mill’s unique setting, provenance and potential, I will promote 42 The Calls hotel into a luxury experience for the people of Leeds to enjoy.
“I believe my track record, drive and continuous enthusiasm will put it firmly back on the map as the best luxury hotel in Leeds.”