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August 10, 2009 10:40 ET

City Inn Launches New Hotel in Leeds

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2009) -

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The progressive, independent hotel group City Inn which created from scratch a new blueprint for contemporary city UK hotels, has opened in Leeds. City Inn has continuously won a string of industry accolades since opening its doors of the first hotel in Bristol ten years ago. Now the privately-owned chain, which has quickly established itself as one of the leading hotel brands in the UK, is due to unveil its latest custom made development after two years of construction, a 13-storey, state-of-the-art new build in the heart of the city centre.

The 333 roomed City Inn Leeds hotel is the centerpiece in the redevelopment of the historic canal-side destination at Granary Wharf. The hotel is flanked by two unique high quality apartment buildings, the 'Landmark building', designed with the architects Allies and Morrison, which overlooks the River Aire and the Leeds Liverpool Canal is just minutes walk from the city's railway station making it easily accessible to business and leisure visitors to Leeds.

Chief Executive and Co-Founder David Orr said: "We believe in creating interesting spaces for locals and visitors. Leeds has loads to offer and we believe that our hotel with its destination bars and restaurant will make many more people aware of this great area, a hidden gem right in the middle of the city"

The Leeds hotel is the sixth in the City Inn group, which has based its growing reputation on great cities, great buildings, great facilities and great staff.

Everything from the 'fresh' air conditioning to keep customers cool throughout the summer, the floor to ceiling 'openable' windows for views of the city, the award-winning multimedia iMac for work and entertainment within the Leeds guestrooms which are also living spaces, to free wi-fi throughout, al fresco dining on the canal side or on the SkyLounge roof terrace; all within a new building that meets the latest standards of environmental efficiency. Together they combine to provide guests with an affordable yet luxurious stay within lively, contemporary surroundings that are also great new local destinations for Leeds.

Chief Executive and Co-Founder David Orr Said: "Our buildings are designed around our customers' needs, whether locals arranging business meeting rooms, visitors staying on business or going for a night at the opera, we want to make it easy to enjoy great value and great service. You can visit just to see the skyline of Leeds from the breathtaking terrace and panoramic views from Sky-Lounge, or organise a key business meeting that needs exceptional state of the art facilities in our canal side Leeds meeting rooms. Our buildings offer outstanding flexibility and quality enabling our guests to be assured we cater equally whether they are on business, absorbing the city's culture, or simply relaxing in leisure in the best hotel in Leeds city centre. Guestrooms are ergonomically designed as work space as well as a living space; all have exceptional light and views.

Our bars, Granary Lounge overlooking the dock and canal, SkyLounge with its roof terrace and our restaurant City Cafe with an al fresco terrace will be exciting new additions to Leeds dining and bar scene." The public realm area of Granary Wharf is fully opened and the public can once again enjoy the canalside of Leeds.

A lavish setting for wildlife, boating, tranquility yet which remains in the city centre. The canal side dining at City Cafe will embrace great value and outstanding locally sourced ingredients combining modern and classic British food with the best in contemporary cooking. A main feature will be live jazz on a Sunday. One of the outstanding attractions of City Inn Leeds, will be the stunning panoramic destination SkyLounge complete with 360 degree views providing the highest 'look-out' over the city, most interestingly opening up the views of the famous, Italianate Tower Works and hopefully giving a view to future developments as well as celebrating great vistas within a proud city.

Other City Inn hotel locations include; Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Two more City Inn hotels are due to open in 2011 with a second location in London and one in Amsterdam.

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