Entrepreneur unveils rescue plan for Leeds boutique hotel that fell into administration last year


A hotel in Leeds that fell into administration last year could be revived after its new owner inked plans to bring business back to life.

42 the Calls, which first opened its doors as a four-star boutique hotel in 1991 after serving as a mill for over 100 years, appointed RSM Restructuring Advisory in February 2018.

The business was then acquired in May of the same year by entrepreneur Simon Pollard, who has submitted a planning application to transform the hotel into a luxury five-star venue.

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If given the go ahead, the proposal would see 37 bedrooms renovated, a members-only rooftop champagne bar introduced, plus a café bar, and restaurant.

It is hoped that a full refurbishment can be completed within 12 months’ in preparation for a grand relaunch in December 2020.

Speaking to Insider, Pollard said: “I plan to transform and redevelop 42 The Calls into breath-taking accommodation that will elevate the hotel back to its rightful place as Leeds premier destination.

“I believe the team I have built alongside my vision will put 42 The Calls firmly back on the map as the best luxury hotel in Leeds.”

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