The Chambers, a Leeds-based serviced apartment provider, has launched its second boutique property in the city.
Opened last week, Park Place is a 62-room restored 19th-century building offering a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, plus three state-of-the-art meeting rooms and a gym. The company already has a 34-room residence on Riverside West (click here to read Business Traveller’s review from February 2007).
Marking the city’s 800th anniversary, one of its conference rooms has been named after the founder of Leeds, Maurice Paynel. Kevin Grady, director of Leeds Civic Trust who opened the property with owner Christine Boothroyd (pictured), said: “I am delighted to see more people living in the city centre once again, and in particular to see projects like Park Place, which enhance the urban fabric of our city through the sensitive restoration of existing buildings.”
The company is also in the process of launching a new website at morethanjustabed.com – for more details, call +44 (0)113 394 6379.
In other news, Residence 6 (one of BridgeStreet Worldwide’s restored offerings in Leeds) has been awarded five stars by Visit Britain’s Quality in Tourism and the Association of Serviced Apartments (ASAP). Until this year, serviced apartments did not have a grading system and some will still not take part, preferring to rely on brand recognition.
Report by Felicity Cousins