Mercure opens Leeds city centre hotel

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, councillor Graham Latty, and Lady Mayoress, councillor Pat Latty, officially opened the new Mercure Leeds Centre Hotel at a launch party organised by general manager Ruslana Yarmolyuk.

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.

The contemporary design includes “quirky” features merged with Yorkshire textiles and collectibles reminiscent of a traditional tailor shop. The Loom serves locally-sourced modern British dishes, and has a “retro feel”.

Mercure Leeds Centre is Splendid Hospitality’s third Accor property to open under the franchise partnership. Splendid Hospitality comprises of independent properties and major brands including Accor, Hilton and IHG.

Stuart Bailey, CEO Splendid Hospitality, said: “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.”

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