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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.

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.