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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.

Idé Real Estate reveal plans for major Leeds development as they are announced as preferred purchase

14 March 2017

Leeds City Council has announced Idé Real Estate as the preferred purchaser for its complex of three grade II listed buildings, Leonardo, Thoresby and Great George Street.

Industry leaders come together for Europe’s largest regeneration project at MIPIM 2017

14 March 2017


More than 100,000 passengers a day pass through Leeds Station, making it the busiest in the north.

The station is also at the heart of Leeds city centre and the South Bank, Europe’s largest regeneration project and a leading destination for investing, living, learning and leisure.

Momentum builds for city’s 2023 bid as new sponsors announced

10 March 2017

A trio of new high-profile sponsors have thrown their weight behind Leeds’s ambitious bid to land the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture 2023.

Yorkshire Bank, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Water are among big businesses who pledged their support to the exciting bid during a spectacular event held at Northern Ballet last night (March 8).

The Conference and Hospitality Show Speaker Programme Designed to Address Specific Industry Needs

10 March 2017

Liz Taylor, Jamie Edwards, Simon Clayton and Nicola Cook are some of the industry leaders and business experts chosen to address industry specific needs at the Conference and Hospitality Show, Tuesday 4th April at the Leeds first direct arena.

Interserve Conference will give Leeds business a boost

24 February 2017

Leading training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment, has been successful in securing many new government funded contracts across the Leeds City Region, which will benefit both local residents and employers.

£2m New Mediterranean Restaurant Opens its Doors in North Leeds

23 February 2017

A new £2m restaurant has opened in Weetwood, on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, creating 25 new jobs at launch and bringing a Mediterranean lifestyle to the suburbs of Leeds.

From Corrie to Cheese: Sean Wilson revealed as Conference and Hospitality Show Keynote Speaker

17 February 2017

Sean Wilson, the award-winning cheese maker and former Coronation Street actor will be delivering the keynote speaker session at the Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) on Tuesday 4th April in Leeds.

Reworking the fabric of Leeds: The History and Future of Cloth Hall Court

16 February 2017

With the opening of Leeds newest dedicated conferencing facility on the horizon, Well Met are considering the final touches to the historic Cloth Hall Court site with its heritage led interior design and state-of-the-art facilities.

The building was originally constructed for the purpose of trading cloth, specifically ‘Yorkshire Broadcloths’, which were cheap, good quality cloths that were produced in the surrounding areas. These specialised cloths formed the fabric of the city, as Leeds quickly gained traction in its status as a centre for commerce and trade in the wool and cloth industries.

ABPCO and CHS Group partner to create PCO specific education for the Conference and Hospitality Show

13 February 2017

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has partnered with CHS Group to create association focused education alongside the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017 - being held in Leeds on Tuesday 4th April.