Radisson SAS Hotel opens in Leeds

7th May 2002

The cosmopolitan, chic and vibrant city of Leeds sees the opening of the
Radisson SAS Hotel.  Leeds` new and refurbished theatres, shopping malls,
galleries and waterfront dining district have earned the city a designation
as an up and coming entertainment capital of the UK.

The property has 147 guest rooms, including 40 Business Class rooms and one
suite, with a choice of different room styles, such as Italian, Art Deco and
Hi-Tech.  Other facilities include eight first class conference rooms with
state-of-the-art technology for up to 70 delegates.

Located in an historic building in the heart of the city, the hotel presents
one of the cornerstones of The Light, an exciting and innovative new MEUR163
(£100 million) shopping and entertainment complex.  Under the same partly
glass roof, one can find restaurants, bars, fashion retailers, cinemas and a

Business class guests staying at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Leeds will have
complimentary membership at the new Esporta Health Club for the duration of
their stay. The contemporary club offers everything to keep in shape or to
relax. In addition to the latest and most sophisticated workout equipment in
the fitness arena, the club has a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna,
steam room and spa baths.

All major transport networks, including road, rail and air, are nearby, with
direct routes to
London and Manchester.  The hotel is only 14 km from Leeds Bradford
International Airport and 800 metres from the busiest provincial rail
station in the UK, which provides an hourly service to London and a direct
one-hour rail link with Manchester Airport.

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts targets the UK and Ireland as a major new
market and it aims to have 16 properties by 2005.  Leeds is the fourth
Radisson SAS hotel in the UK, after London, Manchester and Stirlingshire in
Scotland.  The company currently has two hotels in Ireland, in Dublin and
Galway, and another two hotels under development, in Limerick (opening
Summer 2002) and Letterkenny (opening Spring 2003).




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