Opening on 20th September 2010, after an 18 month closure, overhaul and now under new ownership, The New Ellington in Leeds is a luxury 35 bedroom boutique hotel and will become the latest addition to the Bespoke Hotels collection.
The New Ellington, which pays tribute to Duke Ellington who played at Leeds’ 1958 music festival, is art deco and jazz-themed. Guests will enjoy enormous beds and Egyptian cotton linen alongside jazz-inspired fringed lampshades and glass-bead curtains, all of which are complemented by a range of technology, including pre-loaded iPods, flat screen TVs, Wii and other game consoles, rain showers and more.
Bar and Restaurant
The hotel will house the atmospheric The Restaurant at The Ellington, serving contemporary dishes made almost entirely with Yorkshire-sourced ingredients. The Head Chef, James Cooper, is renowned in the area for bringing success to several local restaurants through his style of mixing the contemporary with classic British and Mediterranean dishes.
The New Ellington’s The Gin Bar, stocking 16 different varieties of gin alongside a menu of classic and champagne cocktails, martinis, fine wines, beers, lagers and spirits, is the only one of its kind in Leeds. Surrounded with funky black and white images of jazz legends and furnished with mismatched oversized arm chairs, The Gin Bar provides a stylish and discreet evening escape.
The hotel also welcomes guests and visitors for a morning coffee or afternoon tea in the light-filled open plan reception area – perfect also for an evening aperitif or light snack.
The New Ellingtonis nestled in a row of Georgian buildings in the heart of the financial district. Tucked away from the disturbance of the main roads, the hotel enjoys a peaceful but central location, which is also near a park.
Leeds has a fast-paced, lively city centre, while superb countryside is within easy reach. There are world-class sporting venues, opera, ballet, art galleries, music venues and outstanding architecture. Victorian arcades mingle with modern boutiques to provide a shopaholic’s dream.