The £5 million Saviles Hall, for example, opened in the summer 2007 on Armouries Square, opposite the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds at Clarence Dock. Saviles can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates for a conference or dinner and has a capacity of 1,200 square metres.
Meanwhile, the Met Hotel has doubled its capacity for conferences, meetings and training events. Located in the heart of Leeds’ business district, the Met now boasts 18 meeting rooms – nine of which feature state-of-the-art technology – including seven new purpose-designed conference rooms. (Related categories of interest see "Conference Venues":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/conference_venues.asp also "Conference Centres":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/conference_center_venues.asp.)
Looking to the future, Bretton Hall at Wakefield is set to be developed as a luxury hotel and spa with strong creative links to the adjoining and highly-popular Yorkshire Sculpture Park, while City Inn has announced the imminent start of construction of a brand new landmark hotel in the prime location of Granary Wharf Leeds. The hotel, which is due to open in 2009, will have 330 rooms, lounge and cocktail bars, ‘City Café’, bespoke private dining facilities, meeting rooms and conference areas.
And with an eye on getting to the city, Jet2.com has announced eight new routes from its base at Leeds Bradford airport including (Lübeck), Madrid and Jersey. All routes are bookable now and commence in May 2008.