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Sheppard Robson completes the refurbishment of Well Met’s latest venue: Cloth Hall Court

26 May 2017

Once a major trading centre for the textile industry in Leeds, between the 18th- 19th centuries, this Grade II listed building has undergone a multi-million-pound refurbishment and is now a contemporary dedicated conference venue. Set to open in July, Cloth Hall Court will be the latest addition to Well Met’s portfolio of venues and has already received around £700k worth of enquires.

thestudioleeds undergoes expansion to double in size

23 May 2017

10 years since launching, thestudio seems to be winning at the numbers game: less than one year after opening in a fourth location, the group’s third venue is gearing up for expansion works that will double its existing size. thestudioleeds will be taking over the floor adjacent to it, adding an extra 7,000 sq. ft. to the space and creating four new rooms. This will take the venues total room count to 11, capable of accommodating from 2 to 185 guests, just in time for thestudioleeds’ second birthday in September this year.

ConferenceLeeds celebrates record number of meetings & city climbs 149 ICCA places

12 May 2017

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating continued success as the city has hosted a record number of international association meetings in 2016 according to the International Convention and Congress Association (ICCA) statistics report.

ConferenceLeeds’ first ambassador event with Northern Ballet celebrates culture in Leeds in support

28 April 2017

ConferenceLeeds and its conference ambassadors have pledged support for Leeds’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023, following Northern Ballet’s world premiere of Casanova in the city recently. Further support for the bid has also been recently announced, with high-profile sponsors including Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water.

Well Met appoints Senior Management Team for Cloth Hall Court

28 April 2017

Well Met, the conference office for Leeds Beckett University, is delighted to announce the appointment of Senior Conference and Events Executive, Alexandra Wood.

New ibis Styles hotel and Marco Pierre White restaurant lands in Leeds

11 April 2017

A NEW multi-million pound hotel and restaurant complex has opened its doors this week, adding to the ‘rapid renaissance’ of Leeds’ Arena Quarter.

Leeds Bradford Airport publishes final Masterplan

7 April 2017

Leeds Bradford Airport’s Masterplan has been formally launched today, outlining the next 13 years of development at LBA.

Oulton Hall and The Queens bring street food to conferences with new menu launch

30 March 2017

QHotels’ Oulton Hall and The Queens have launched a new and innovative conference menu, bringing street food to conferences and events in Leeds.

The hotels’ new lunch menu follows an intensive six-month period of research by QHotels, which took chefs from Oulton Hall, The Queens and its 24 other hotels, into cafes, large chain restaurants and small independents. The group’s chefs sampled the latest culinary trends to assess customers’ eating habits and preferences.

The Conference and Hospitality Show contributes over half a million pounds to local economy

28 March 2017

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS), one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs, contributes over half a million pounds to the local economy, an economic impact study has found.

Hampton by Hilton makes Leeds debut

15 March 2017

LEEDS, UK and MCLEAN, Va. – 14 March 2017 - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement for the 14 storey Hampton by Hilton Leeds City Centre in the north-eastern area of the city centre. The 192 guestroom hotel, which is expected to open in late 2019, will be part of the first phase of a new, landmark regeneration project being developed by a consortium of Singapore-listed companies led by Heeton Holdings Ltd. The project will make an impactful contribution in extending the quality of the city centre beyond the inner ring road.