Pantin hotels has opened The Ellington, its first luxury property in Leeds, with further hotels to follow.
The Ellington hotel is located in the city’s financial district and close to the train station. It is the first of a new chain of luxury boutique hotels to be opened by David Pantin, former managing director of Rocco Forte Hotels, with The Crispin (an 84-room hotel and spa) due to open in Leeds in 2011.
A member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World (and the group's only representation in England outside of London), the Ellington has 35 rooms, including several one- and two-bedroom suites, all with plasma screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, three telephones and complimentary wifi, plus an entertainment centre for playing Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 consoles.
The Ellington has two meeting rooms, both located on the ground floor with natural daylight. The Boardroom can host 14 people around a board table, while the Wellington Room can host 30 people theatre-style or 20 cabaret-style, and the York Room provides a “more relaxed” atmosphere for a maximum of 10 people. Audio visual equipment, wifi and broadband connections are available.
There is a restaurant, bar, and lounge area, where Albert Roux, of Le Gavroche in London, will oversee the menu creation and train chefs.
For more information visit pantinhotels.com.
Report by Sara Turner