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Leeds climbs the rankings to be named fifth most popular conferencing destination in the UK

29 November 2016

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating the city’s continued success, as Leeds climbs to become the fifth most popular conferencing city in the UK, according to this year’s British Meetings and Events Industry survey (BMEIS). The annual national survey provides a comprehensive overview of buying trends in the UK conference and events industry, including insight from hundreds of buyers across the association business and corporate sectors

Well Met’s newest venue receives £500k enquiries in advance of opening

16 November 2016

With the doors set to open in summer 2017, Cloth Hall Court is preparing to welcome a number of conferences and meetings having already received around £500k worth of venue enquiries from eager event planners.

Flood-hit Leeds hotel is shortlisted for prestigious Hotel Catey Award

16 November 2016

Following the flooding of Boxing Day 2015 one of the worst affected businesses in Leeds, Crowne Plaza Hotel has received the honour of being shortlisted for the Hotel Cateys Extra Mile Award. One of only four shortlisted, and the only hotel outside of London, the Crowne Plaza Leeds team have been selected for going above and beyond in the course of their everyday duties.

ConferenceLeeds offers industry leaders support with conference ambassador programme

31 October 2016

Building on the city’s recent success, with business tourism contributing £501m to the Leeds economy and an estimated 4 million delegates visiting the city in 2015, ConferenceLeeds is now widening its search to build its city conference ambassadors.

Refurb takes the Sky Lounge at DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds to new heights

21 October 2016

Following an extensive refurbishment, works at the Sky Lounge in the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Leeds is now complete. Managed by Valor Hospitality Europe, the rooftop venue which is on the 13th floor has been expanded and now boasts a slick new design.

ConferenceLeeds’ hotel and conferencing portfolio strengthens with new General Manager appointment

20 October 2016

ConferenceLeeds welcomes the appointment of Wayne Topley as new General Manager at iconic Leeds hotel, The Queens. In his new role, Wayne will oversee the running of all aspects of the hotel, including its conferencing facilities.

Dine delivers dazzling hospitality at Victoria Gate launch

19 October 2016

Hospitality and event management specialist Dine provided its award-winning food and drink service at the launch of John Lewis in Leeds last week.

World-renowned consortium including King’s Cross architect announced to lead on next stage of Leeds

18 October 2016

The remodelling of Leeds Station has taken a significant step forward today with the appointment of world-renowned development experts to lead the next phase of the project, including the lead architect behind the redevelopment of King’s Cross in London.

3.5m passenger milestone reached at Leeds Bradford Airport ahead of busiest winter programme.

29 September 2016

The latest figures show that the summer 2016 season has also seen an increase in passenger numbers; rising by more than 50,000 passengers compared to the same period in 2015.

Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes 3.5million passengers a year

29 September 2016

Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever 12 months, with more than 3.5m passengers travelling through the terminal since September 2015.

The latest figures show that the summer 2016 season has also seen an increase in passenger numbers; rising by more than 50,000 passengers compared to the same period in 2015.