Former Managing Director of Rocco Forte Hotels, David Pantin, opens the first of his luxury boutique Pantin Hotels in Leeds at the beginning of September.
Situated in the heart of the city”s financial district, and created from a terrace of three Georgian townhouses, the Ellington name is a nod to the elegance of the Jazz Age and the Art Deco interior of the property, though since the overall feel of the hotel is intended to ”reflect the glamour and sophistication of the 1950s.” It is far from a theme hotel in the vein of the new Beatles Hotel. Link .
The hotel will have 35 rooms, including a number of one- and two-bedroom suites, all with plasma screen satellite televisions, iPod docking stations, three telephones and complimentary WiFi, as well as an entertainment centre for playing Xbox 360, Wii and PS3.
The 56-seater restaurant, The Restaurant at The Ellington, is ”a collaboration with” chef Albert Roux OBE, and will offer a ”Classic Modern menu”, with the emphasis on seasonal and local produce. Meeting rooms include The Boardroom for up to 14 people, with elegant panelling inet with silk, and The Wellington Room for up to 18 people for dining. Finally The York Room seats up to 10, and all rooms have natural light.
The Ellington is already signed up to be a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World, one of only six in the UK and the first in England outside London. Rates will start from ”190 for a classic double bedroom.
Pantin Hotels, based in Leeds, plans to open a second property in the city - The Crispin, an 84-room hotel and spa in a Grade II listed property, in 2011. David Pantin has been joined by several colleagues from his Rocco Forte days, including Sally Rouse as Sales & Marketing Director and Gerhard Schaller as Director of Operations.
The Ellington, 23-25 York Place, Leeds +44 (0)113 204 2150