Throughout the hotel you'll find authentic bits of Yorkshire: local lingo printed on the walls and mirrors, cityscape graphics on the headboard. Vintage industrial materials are combined with modern fabrics and colours. Huge wrought iron 'letterset' letters hang on the reception wall, illuminated by sets of bulbs inside each letter. Bedroom desks and chairs are forged from powder-coated metals, while chairs and stools in the public areas are upholstered with chunky wool fabrics in cool grey, bright yellow and warm burnt orange. There's a beautiful wool patchwork carpet across the public area floor too.
Leeds' story is woven right though this hotel, and you'll hear all about it in a bold-as-brass, slightly cheeky, Yorkshire twang. You'll find references to the city's industrial past, when local looms were the booming epicentre of all things wool and worsted, and local printworks were global production powerhouses. Yorkshire's iconic characters are featured too, as etchings on our wet-room glass panes. There's a wicket taker in his whites, and head-rocking festivalgoers dancing in the mud. They're always getting caught in showers without an umbrella, but cheerful nonetheless.
Staying here is like your own little tour of Yorkshire - you might even leave us feeling like you grew up here. Brew in hand, you'll soon be greeting us with an 'Ey up chuck' each morning as you pop down for a breakfast buttie (sandwich!) and a natter. And while you're relaxing with your second cuppa, any young century-makers with you can have some fun at the crease in our cricket ball play area. You can take a look at some of the local artwork we have on the walls instead. When you do head out into Leeds, we're close to it all. You can go shopping, pop next door to see a show at Leeds Arena, or head to Headingley for some test match action. Howzat?