Splendid Hospitality adds Leeds boutique to its portfolio


A new owner has taken over the New Ellington, a boutique hotel in Leeds.

The Splendid Hospitality Group has acquired the Art Deco-inspired 34 bedroom hotel in the heart of Leeds’ financial district, to add to its growing portfolio.

The hotel, named after Duke Ellington who played at the Leeds music festival in 1958, was purchased by the group for £2.5m after it went on sale with Colliers International in September 2015.

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It consists of 34 bedrooms, two contemporary conference rooms and a bar called the Gin Garden.

New Ellington joins 18 hotels in the Splendid Hospitality Group, including Holiday Inn Express Leeds East, Hotel Indigo York, Holiday Inn Express York and the Grand Hotel and Spa in York.

In London the Group owns and manages two hotels – the Conrad London St James and the newly opened Hilton London Bankside.

Stuart Bailey, CEO for the Splendid Hospitality Group, said: “We are delighted to acquire the New Ellington Hotel which enhances our existing collection, giving us a stronger accommodation proposition in the region. This boutique hotel is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller and we look forward to welcoming guests to the hotel.”