As part of a å£300 million investment into the United Kingdom, Park Plaza Hotels Europe has chosen Leeds as the location for its fourth 4-star deluxe UK hotel which is now open as Park Plaza Leeds.
A £20 million investment has resulted in a complete refurbishment and interior re-build of the 21-storey building, formerly Royal Exchange House, which has been sympathetically designed in keeping with the surroundings of City Square.
Under the supervision of general manager, Ivar Van Diepen, and his 85-strong team, the design-led Park Plaza Leeds boasts187 spacious and tastefully decorated superior and executive bedrooms and penthouse suites. As well as providing every 4-star in-room amenity, all guestrooms will feature bespoke furniture, two telephone lines, three extensions, Internet access and on-demand movie channels.
Two dedicated conference floors will form the hotel`s integral business offer. Eleven multi-functional conference and banqueting rooms will be suitable for banquets, product launches and exhibitions, giving unrivalled panoramic views of the city. State-of-the-art audiovisual and technical equipment, neutral and tranquil décor and high specification intelligent lighting will ensure that Park Plaza Leeds is able to meet the most demanding needs of its business customers.
Uniquely, the hotel will also house several retail outlets providing a range of dedicated shopping services for guests in keeping with its premium brand image.
Park Plaza Leeds has teamed up with Chino Latino to bring Leeds its first Fusion Far East and modern Japanese restaurant with a Latin bar. Chino Latino combines the fiery spirit of the `Latino` with the delicate flavours of Fusion Far East and modern Japanese cuisine, in a vibrant and sophisticated setting.
The ultra modern bar, serving rum and tequila based cocktails, has been designed as a place where business people in Leeds can go for a laid-back drink in up-beat surroundings.
Commenting on the launch, general manager, Ivar Van Diepen, said:
“Park Plaza Leeds is a most exciting addition to what is undoubtedly one of the biggest hotel expansion plans in the UK. Our aim at Park Plaza Leeds is to inspire through passion, whether that be in providing the best possible service, the highest quality standards or through attention to all the finer details that make such a difference to our guests. We take a 5-star approach to delivering first class service with a twist.”
For advance bookings and further information telephone 0845 6349998; email [email protected] or log on to www.parkplaza.com