Leeds Hotels

Yorkshire is a diverse place, with huge areas of beautiful countryside, charming market towns, the historic county town of York and large and vibrant cities. The city of Leeds very much falls into this latter category and is the economic and cultural heart of West Yorkshire. A history in textiles has given way to a dynamic centre for business, law and finance and the modern city is one which displays an excellent array of shopping, cultural and nightlife opportunities, and all set against an historic architectural backdrop enhanced with confident modernism. Leeds hotels play a central role in welcoming visitors to one of the UK's great cities.

At the centre of the city is a modern development, Millennium Square, a busy place and meeting point bustling with life and activity. Framing the square are the historic landmarks of the city such as the Civic Hall, College of Art, Town Hall, and the City Museum; a new exhibition space and gallery set within an old building, detailing the history and cultural contributions of the city. Other recent additions to the city's cultural canon are a contemporary art gallery and the Royal Armouries Museum, which is housed in a stunning purpose-built facility in Clarence Dock.

Leeds hotels occupy buildings which are similarly diverse in architecture and style. There are certainly grand historic hotels which reflect all the history and wealth of the industrial age of the city and these make great options for city breaks, where spacious and stylish rooms will have all the amenities such as en suite bathrooms, satellite televisions and often high speed wireless internet connections. Luxury hotels will have the usual refinements such as 24 hour room service, climate control and a host of other guest services. Historic luxury hotels will also have exceptional dining facilities and lounge spaces where guests can enjoy a drink in elegant peaceful surrounds a world away from the more vibrant elements of the city.

There is certainly peace and quite to be found in the city, most notably in the many outstanding parks. The most famous of these is Roundhay Park which in addition to offering extensive space for a relaxing walk or a picnic hosts many open air music festivals and other large scale cultural events. These include a West Indian Carnival and Asian Festival, both of which celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of the city, a feature found also in the many restaurants, shops and other leisure facilities. There are Leeds hotels which display all the local diversity too in style, cuisine and ambience.

The city is undoubtedly the nightlife capital of Yorkshire and as with everything else there is a great variety of nightlife options and something to suit every taste. Live music venues, clubs and a great many bars cater for the large student population of the city as well as for visitors and permanent residents. Some Leeds hotels are of the traditional inn type, where comfortable and well appointed accommodation is complemented by a traditional bar and dining space on-site.

In a city with thriving business and financial centres, the needs of corporate travellers are uppermost in the mind for many Leeds hotels, particularly the more modern establishments. Some are associated with large scale conference and exhibition centres and most will have in-house meeting and boardrooms with all modern technologies in place for meetings and presentations. Guest rooms will have work spaces with internet connections and executive suites may also be available which will have many more business-oriented features.

Wherever you stay in the city and whatever the purpose of your visit or length of stay, you are sure to find everything you require to make that stay productive and enjoyable.