The 147-room Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds has unveiled the first stage of its new look, the result of a £3.5m investment programme.
Meeting rooms, breakout areas and the ground floor of the hotel have been remodelled to create a standalone venue within the hotel.
The initial phase of work to completely upgrade the city centre hotel began in January 2015 and phase two will begin in January 2016 and see the remaining 75 guest bedrooms refurbished.
The hotel’s events spaces have been restyled with a fresh look for all 10 meeting rooms and new AV equipment.
“This is a significant investment and represents a marked change for the hotel. We are confident that this enhanced product offering, upgraded meetings and events facilities, and the new Fire Lake bar and restaurant concept will help to reaffirm our position as one of this thriving city’s leading hotels,” says Radisson Blu Hotels regional director, UK Malcolm Rann.
The Leeds launch of Fire Lake, a concept born in Minnesota – the land of 10,000 lakes – marks its first location outside of the USA. Fire Lake combines the Mid-West traditions of open-flame cooking and the art of cocktail creation and is all about the flavour of the flame. As many dishes as possible are wood and flame-cooked, or wood-smoked.