The Ellington, Leeds to Launch in September

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Pantin Hotels says it will open The Ellington, a new luxury boutique property, set in the heart of Leeds’ financial district on September 8. Leeds is located on the River Aire in West Yorkshire, England.

The hotel, which has been carved out of three Georgian townhouses, is meant to reflect the glamour and sophistication of the 1950s. At the same time, however, the hotel will be high-tech, with plasma-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, three telephones, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an entertainment center for playing Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 in each of the 35 guest rooms.

The Restaurant at The Ellington will be run by acclaimed chef Albert Roux OBE, who will oversee the “Classic Modern” menu, which will be sourced locally whenever possible.

The Ellington is a member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World and the first in England outside London. Published rates start from $376 for a classic double bedroom.

Pantin Hotels is the luxury group created by David Pantin, previously the managing director of The Rocco Forte Collection and chairman of Dawnay Shore Hotels Plc. The Ellington is the group’s first property. The company’s goal is to open a number of hotels in the coming years, including The Crispin, an 84-room hotel and spa, due to open in 2011.

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