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Lavish apartments unveiled in Leeds City Centre

Exterior - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George
Emmanuel - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George
Big Ben - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George

 

The eagerly awaited Bells Apartments have opened their doors to the public, showcasing super luxurious, serviced apartments like never seen before in the heart of the city centre.

With history tracing back to the 17th Century, the once derelict building has been brought back to life and re-named The Bells in honour of the distinctive sounds of the Leeds Minster, which can be heard ringing across the city.

The building consists of deluxe, serviced apartments; with a variety of one and two bedrooms, all of which boast a generous kitchen and tasteful living space, alongside stylish bathrooms stocked with luxury Molton Brown products.

The brains behind the design of each apartment, Michael Rothwell, used inspiration from his travels around the world to create a one of a kind offering.

From exposed brickwork and iron steel girders, to authentic flooring and handcrafted doors to match a design inspired from his visit to Brazil, no job has been too large in creating this exquisite offering. Even the original stained glass windows have been used at every opportunity and either left in place, relocated as new features, or up-cycled into furniture.

Guests, who choose to do so, can opt for a stay in The Penthouse suite. Named after London’s Big Ben, this exceptional space, offers panoramic views of the city, all the luxury essentials required for a 5* stay, along with a full length balcony overlooking Leeds Minster.

Michael Rothwell who designed the apartments himself and Terry George, one of Leeds biggest entrepreneurs say, “When we saw the space, we knew that we could create something really special. We wanted to combine the feeling of a boutique hotel with the freedom and privacy of apartment living.

Leeds is a city which is constantly changing, and with so many new restaurants, bars and shops opening – we felt the time was right to showcase a brand new offering which provides guests with an experience they’ll never forget.”

To build even further on the prestigious offering, two of the apartments, Great George and Emmanuel, have their very own hot tubs on private balconies.
All of The Bells serviced apartments offer breath taking views, beautiful interiors, high-speed WIFI, along with smart televisions complete with Netflix and Sonos music systems for guests to enjoy during their stay.

Situated just a short walk from Leeds train station and close to popular bars, restaurants and shops in the centre, The Bells is an ideal spot to stay for the night, tucked nicely away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Rothwell and George concluded “We wanted to create a space that appealed to an array of audiences, all looking for something unique but luxurious, from corporates working away from home and wanting to avoid the standard hotel room, to a couple enjoying a romantic weekend away and a group of friends enjoying a night out in Leeds.

We’re confident that guests will be blown away by the beauty of The Bells, and that this will encourage them to spread the word and continue to return each time they visit the city.”

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Emmanuel - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George
Big Ben - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George
Great George - The Bells Serviced Apartments - credit Terry George

 

About The Bells Apartments

Originally used by the Church, the building was given to The Market Boys Club for many years, but was temporarily closed during the Second World War, re-opening as a gym and refuge for returning soldiers and their families. Kirkgate House was eventually given back to Leeds City Council where it was used by the social services department until the late 1980’s. The building was sadly allowed to fall into disrepair but in 2014 was purchased by the current owners with a vision to bring the building back to life. After years of research, hard work and renovation, the building was re-named The Bells in honour of the distinctive sounds of the Leeds Minster. In 2017, the building was finally finished, creating six luxury serviced apartments, each individually designed and named after a famous bell in keeping with its name ‘The Bells’.