The QHotels Group has announced that The Queens Hotel Leeds will transform its F&B offering as part of the hotel’s £16million refurbishment.

Overseen by Upperworth Studios and Iliard Design, the reimagined dining and drinking concepts will include a central restaurant serving afternoon tea and a la carte options, as well as a vibrant wine bar, outdoor terrace and extensive coffee space.

The refreshed F&B spaces are just one aspect of the hotel’s full refurbishment; all existing guest rooms will be renovated, while 16 additional rooms will be added, bringing the total to 232. There are also plans for a ‘social hub’ on the ground floor, which will offer multiple communal areas, a boutique and personal check-in area. The renovation aims to retain and enhance as many of the building’s historical Art Deco features as possible.

Celebrating over 80 years in the city, the modernised hotel seeks to pay homage to its rich history whilst also playing to the ‘new way’ guests use city-centre hotel spaces.

“It’s a real pleasure to be part of such an exciting project for the group and the city of Leeds,” says Richard Moore, Group Chief Executive of The QHotels Group. “The Queens Hotel, Leeds, is a special place, with fond memories for many who have visited or stayed at the hotel. It therefore provides a wonderful contrast of positivity for everyone at such challenging times. We are excited about the project ahead of us and can’t wait to share the next chapter of our exciting journey.”