Splendid to relaunch hotel as Mercure Leeds Centre next month

Following Splendid Hospitality Group is set to relaunch New Ellington Hotel in the heart of Leeds’ financial district, as the Mercure Leeds Centre in September.

With design inspired by the city’s tailoring heritage, 59 bedrooms and a restaurant called Loom, the hotel promises a new experience for business and leisure guests.

Wakefield-based independent designers Matthews Mee has taken strands from Leeds’ cloth manufacturing history and built upon the area’s roots as a site for wool warehouses in the late 1800's to create a property which fuses regional heritage with contemporary style.

Guest can expect to see Yorkshire textiles and products used throughout the hotel, chairs upholstered with suit jackets, and collectibles reminiscent of a traditional tailor shop. Loom restaurant will offer locally-sourced modern British cuisine.

The Mercure Leeds Centre was acquired by Splendid Hospitality for £2.5m in January 2016 and is the company's third Accor property, further cementing the group’s franchise partnership with the brand.

Stuart Bailey, CEO Splendid Hospitality, commented, “With the launch of the Mercure Leeds Centre, we aim to fulfil the growing demand for quality and good-value accommodation that people will remember and return to.”

Ruslana, General Manager Mercure Leeds, said, “I will be very happy to build my team who will support me in the creation of a hotel whose atmosphere and ethos reflects my own values: the importance of discussion, laughter, celebration, introducing like-minded people, enjoying quality locally-sourced food and rejoicing in the creation of a sophisticated but excellent value city-centre hub. “

AccorHotels SVP Franchise Operations, Cristina De Oliveira Frewen said, “We’re delighted to add this latest hotel from Splendid to the Mercure network which is set to reach 80 hotels in the UK by the end of 2018. The excellent refurbishment plays perfectly to the Mercure brand’s reputation for locally inspired hotels which provide guests with memorable experiences.”

Splendid Hospitality is one of the UK’s fastest growing privately-owned hotel group, comprising of independent properties and major brands including Accor, Hilton and IHG.