Yorkshire entrepreneur Christine Boothroyd launched a new business and travel accommodation concept in Leeds city centre today - it will be called The Chambers. Aimed at the business traveller and discerning tourist, The Chambers provides luxury, short, medium or long-stay apartments for professional people, setting new industry benchmarks for standards of accommodation and service.
Bridging the gap between top-class hotels and luxury apartments, the development comprises 34 one- and two- bedroom apartments at a new purpose-built development, Riverside West Leeds, LS1; while a further 63 apartments will be developed at Park Place Leeds.
Creator of The Chambers, Christine Boothroyd, said: “The launch of The Chambers today represents the start of something new for the business traveller.
“It will be an experience that truly incorporates the best aspects of world-class hotels and luxury city centre apartments - our philosophy is to provide ‘more than just a bed’.
“Guests will be able to experience the very best that top city centre hotels can offer, such as professional and courteous staff, sumptuous décor and prime locations. We have also provided thoughtful touches and we’re the first accommodation in the UK to provide GHD hair straighteners for guests.
“However, in addition to this, they will also benefit greatly from staying in an apartment, which offers a huge increase in living space compared with a hotel room, at a similar price.
“Guests will also have the option of one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, a balcony, kitchen, dining area and lounge, providing greater flexibility in terms of living arrangements than has previously been available in Yorkshire.”
With apartments furnished with modern equipment, appliances and technology, guests have the freedom and flexibility to adapt the apartments to suit their lifestyle, be it as a workspace or place for entertaining and relaxing.
The extra space - up to three-times the size of a standard hotel room - also means that friends and family can be entertained in the apartments, with the option of them staying the night without incurring additional costs.
Customers benefit from their own dedicated apartment meaning they can leave their belongings undisturbed should they have business commitments elsewhere or want to return home during their stay.
Christine Boothroyd added: “The luxury short-stay market has until now not been developed to its full potential. With the opening of The Chambers we are not only increasing standards across the board, but setting a new benchmark for the discerning traveller staying in the North of England.
“What’s more, we envisage The Chambers brand expanding a lot further than just Yorkshire. We are already making plans and investing accordingly with the aim of becoming a recognisable brand; one that is forward-thinking, flexible and synonymous with offering the highest quality accommodation and service.”