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ConferenceLeeds celebrates appointment of new General Manager at Crowne Plaza following 2016 success

16 January 2017

ConferenceLeeds welcomes the appointment of Lynda Coaley as new General Manager at Leeds hotel Crowne Plaza, after a successful 2016 for the city. In her new role, Lynda will oversee the running of all aspects of the hotel, including its conferencing facilities, and will be at the forefront of a multi-million pound refurbishment early this year.

Visitor Registration opens for the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017

16 January 2017

Visitor registration and hosted buyer applications for the Conference and Hospitality Show have opened at

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) is one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs; the show connects over 200 national suppliers with over 800 event buyers from across the UK. Now in its eighth year, the 2017 show will be held on Tuesday 4th April at the first direct arena, Leeds.

Join the club and meet for free at Cloth Hall Court

10 January 2017

Cloth Hall Court, the new dedicated conferencing facility venue from Well Met Conferencing have announced a fantastic introductory offer for new bookings in July and August. Organisers will have the opportunity to make use of the state-of-the-art facilities completely free of charge in July, and half price rates throughout August 2017.

Crowne Plaza Leeds hotel wins top industry accolade for its recovery from Boxing Day floods

12 December 2016

A Leeds city centre hotel that was devastated by unprecedented flooding almost a year ago has been presented with a prestigious industry award, in recognition of how its team dealt with and recovered from the crisis.

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.