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Work To Start On Luxury Leeds Hotel

Construction is to begin on Leeds newest five star hotel near the newly opened arena in May of this year later than the previously mooted start of the third quarter of 2012.

Previously known as the Portland Crescent Hotel, the scheme was redesigned by Dexter Moren architects for the Hilton Brand in 2012 to bring it up to five star standards, and now includes a rooftop bar and dedicated passenger lift to ferry drinkers, and lovers of a good view, straight there. In addition to this the hotel will contain 206 bedrooms, and stand at a height of 45.7 metres making it just tall enough to prick the Leeds skyline.

Development of the scheme is being driven, in part, by the proximity of the project to Leeds Arena that is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors for major events and concerts. A glimpse of the transformational impact that a major indoor venue can have on an area of a city can be seen from the experience in Glasgow where the SECC has led to a number of associated developments in effect creating a self contained cluster of hotels, retail space, and so on.

The 32 million scheme is being developed by GB Group Holdings who are working under contract to Hilton Worldwide, with funding provided in part by the Co-operative Bank who have been expanding their property investments in the north of England and positioning for a British economic recovery. Keeping things in house, construction work itself will be carried out by GB Building Solutions, the construction arm of the GB Group.
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